Whichever way you came to the decision to get the kitchen fitters in, it probably feels like it’s about time, you've stared at it for long enough. You feel the place is getting you down now and you’re ready for something new. You can’t use any new appliances or gadgets, you can’t move around as you’d like, and your family are finding it hard to use the kitchen in a meaningful way.
So, you’ve decided on a new kitchen fitting and before you start, you need to think about what you want from your kitchen and how you want it to work for you.
What kind of kitchen layout would work for you?
If you want to totally update your kitchen, make sure it functions in a way that suits what you want to do in there. Does it bring a tangible benefit to your time in the kitchen, and will the new layout really add something special to it?
Also keep in mind that too many individual twists to a kitchen may not necessarily add value to your property as a new buyer will want to make the kitchen their own after they’ve moved in.
How do you want the kitchen to work for you?
Perhaps you want the cooking station and fridge close to each other, but where do you want the worktop space, near the oven perhaps. Think it through, write it down, or draw a diagram of where you want things to be. An overall plan will make it a little easier.
How much storage do you need in your new kitchen? Create too much and you’ll have empty cupboards and shelves and unused areas that create an eyesore, and give the impression of a kitchen that’s far too big.
If you use your kitchen for dinner parties then this will have to be accommodated in the overall layout. Perhaps your children eat in the kitchen and if this is the case, then you’ll need to create space for that too.
Utensils and Dinnerware
How much space do you need to accommodate the utensils and dinnerware? Do you have a few sophisticated technological gadgets you use in the kitchen and need areas in which to keep them? Then you’ll need to create room for these to hang, or create a place where you can find them easily when you need them.
The size and width of your fridges, freezers and ovens are all things that need taking into consideration. Does your fridge/freezer need to be all one, and longer than it is wide, or do want your freezer separate from the fridge and in a separate utility room. Do you want room for your washing machine and tumble dryer or will you have them separately in a utility room as well?
Kitchen Fitters West Lothian
So there you have it, if you think about everything you need from a kitchen fitting before going ahead, you’ll find your kitchen will serve you well. And a well fitted kitchen will add value to your property too.
If you need further advice and guidance regarding your fitted kitchen then get in touch with us here at Start2Finish and we’ll be happy to help. We have many years’ experience and we can help you create your dream kitchen and help you add value to your property.