New Year, New Kitchen

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A new year is here, in fact a new decade. Always a good time for reflection and change and take stock of your surroundings and make improvements in your life and your home.

Could a new kitchen be on your agenda for change? We often set ourselves new challenges in the new year, whether it be to lose weight, get fit or a change of career, but a more realistic goal could be to change your home, resulting not only in a functional, long term gain, but also a financial win, of adding value to your property.

According to the National Association for Estate Agents , if your budget can only stretch to renovating one room, that room should be the kitchen.  The kitchen is the heart of a home, so it stands to reason that this is the room most buyers focus on. It’s estimated that a new kitchen will improve the value of your property from 6% to up to 15%.

When you choose to have a kitchen built bespoke, you have control over every element. The choices that you make reflect your personality and lifestyle.  The kitchen needs to be a reflection of who you are and this can be showcased in many formats from colour, lighting, cabinets and flooring choices.

Lifestyle factors are of course paramount…. what will you use your kitchen for?  What type of cook are you?  How large is your family?  Will it be used for work? Maybe homework or hobbies? The space needs to be adequate for maximum efficiency.  Even though cooking is the most obvious use of kitchen, the needs vary from one person to another.

Let’s talk appliances…..An oven is arguably the most important appliance in a kitchen.  Built-in ovens can be integrated neatly within your kitchen either at eye-level or underneath your countertop, depending on what works best for you. They are available as either single or double, with many different setting options, again depending on how you cook, and what you need.

So whether you are a bake off wannabe or love hosting frequent dinner parties, your oven choice should reflect your family and lifestyle needs.  Everything from boiling water taps to integrated wine coolers can be included at design stage at an affordable cost, not just a luxury.

If accessories can make or break an outfit, the same can be said for interior design and kitchens.  So much more than just adding the final touches, your choice in colour, shape and materials play a huge influence in creating a seamless design from traditional to contemporary.

So if you feel that 2020 could be your year in achieving your kitchen goals then make an appointment to visit our showroom and get inspired by contacting us here.