Things to Consider Before Getting a New Kitchen
Getting yourself a new kitchen is a fantastic feeling, it can, however, be a big change, so making sure that it’s the right one for you is of paramount importance.
It can be a big waste of time as well as money if you end up installing something and then come to the conclusion that it isn't right. To prevent this unfortunate circumstance, you should ask yourself the following questions.
What do I need a kitchen for?
Think about how you and your family will be using a kitchen on a day-to-day basis. Think about where people like to sit, if they hang out there to socialise and chat, how much and often you cook. This can help to begin giving you an idea of how to begin the process.
What is my food prep routine like?
A kitchen that is designed around you and your routines in the morning and evening is going to serve you well. Think about what kind of activities you will be doing in here at these times and work out how a design would serve that well.
How much mess do I make when cooking?
There are different kinds of chefs, those who clean as they go and those that make a lot of mess and then clean it up afterwards. If you are the former, you may get away with less surface space, if you are the latter, you are going to need all the help you can get!
How much workspace will I need?
If your family is on the larger side then you want to make sure you have more than enough space to cater for everyone. In this case, you want a design that helps with this sort of layout.
How much stuff do I want to keep in my kitchen?
If you're a little bit of a hoarder and have a lot of stuff then storage space is a must, and therefore you will need more of this in the design. If you are a minimalist, however, then you could get away with having more floor space instead.
Will the kitchen be a social space?
Is the kitchen solely for cooking? Or is there going to be other folks partying, chatting and playing scrabble on the countertops? If it will be a more multi-use space then it is important that you get a kitchen which is conducive to this.
Which areas will be used the most?
It can on occasion be very hard to track this yourself, so why not have a friend watch you in the kitchen to see which areas you mill about in most frequently? This will help you to get an idea of which aspects you should prioritise in design.
If you have any other questions don't hesitate to get in touch as kitchens are our speciality, we are only too happy to lend our expertise.