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Choosing the right kitchen that works for you

Where are you on your kitchen design journey, and how can you nail that new look you’ve always dreamed about?

There’s very little we love more than helping customers on their creative journey towards a more beautiful home. However, it is all too easy to blinded by the sheer amount of choice out there, and deciding on a new look is not something you should rush. While many people start out with a clear idea of what they want, many of us need a bit of advice and guidance, which is why we are always more than happy to lend a helping hand!

Do you have a certain style in mind? Or maybe the décor and setup of the rest of your house suits a certain look? Before you do anything else, have a think about whether you’re looking for a more classical kitchen design or something more contemporary. For example, modern kitchen designs tend to suit cleaner lines and colours, whereas traditional kitchens might need a more rustic feel.

From there, it is all about colour. We recommend starting with your kitchen worktops and then working out from there as they are very much the defining surface in any space. Once you have a style and colour scheme in mind, you can then think about how replacement cupboard doors might complement the space. If you need some inspiration, a great place to start is our new style guide.

If you’re working on a tight budget, your next big decision is likely to be which materials to use for your new kitchen worktops. You can expect new worktops to take up a good chunk of your budget. It can be all too tempting to opt for some of the cheaper materials out there, but don’t forget you get what you pay for! Low-cost materials such as laminate may keep costs down and seem to offer the same thinness and versatility of other overlays but could end up being a false economy.

Engineered stone surfaces such as our granite, quartz and recycled glass overlays are far more durable and long-lasting and are much more resistant to water and heat damage, meaning you won’t need to pay to replace them anytime near as soon. They bear up better to the bumps and scrapes that are inevitable in high-traffic areas, and also come with built-in Microban® protection which actively inhibits the growth of bacteria and microbes which lead to staining and odours. Not only that, but by choosing to use our overlay worktops to reface rather than replace your existing countertops, you’re already saving money on unnecessary demolition work.

Once that decision is made, why not kick things up a notch with some special creative touches? After all, there’s no reason why your kitchen can’t be as unique as you are. Little additions such as splashbacks and upstands can make your new worktop choices really stand out by softening the edges against your walls and providing a more seamless transition into your paint choices. Not only that, but as they are made from the same durable and easy to keep clean materials as all our kitchen worktops, they’ll help stop any spillages from spoiling your walls!

When we offer advice about your new kitchen designs, we often focus on how we can make it more beautiful to look it and be in. After all, we do have a huge range of styles and colours to choose from so that you can create that perfect new look using new worktops, replacements doors, and even glass mosaics.

However, when it comes to choosing the right kitchen design, it is very important not to overlook the practical features of how the space will work for you. Yes, you have stunning new kitchen worktops, but are they suitable for everything you need them for? Yes, your cupboards have some eye-catching replacement doors, but are they pulling their weight in terms of storage?

The perfect new kitchen is all about making a harmonious balance between function and form. Get in touch with your local showroom to learn more about how you can achieve this in your home.


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