How to Plan for a New Kitchen – Managing Your Budget
If you’re looking to invest in a new kitchen, there are many factors you have to consider. Planning for a new kitchen can be both an exciting and daunting prospect – which can be time consuming if its new to you. But you needn’t be too overwhelmed with where to start, as it can be tempting to head to a showroom and select something off the shelf – however, with a prudent plan, you can truly design something tailored to your requirements…. But what if you don’t know what your requirements are! Well here at Kitchen Coordination, we’ve put together a list of things for you to consider to get you started.
In order to have a good idea of how much your dream kitchen would cost you need to break it down –
Create your ideal ‘wish list’ – so this is essentially asking yourself what appliances you’d like your kitchen to have. The basics for most kitchens would be and oven, fridge, dishwashers etc but how about more specific appliances such as Hot Taps, Wine Coolers, Coffee Machines? Creating this list can be a great starting point in the planning process.
Examples of this are, Quartz – Granite – Corian are all graded dependant on the colours you choose – again a good kitchen company can help you with this – but this needs to be in your budget-laminate is the most cost effective but clearly does not have the look or feel of a stone –seamless worksurface
If you have decided to go for a quality kitchen it is really important to know how the pricing will vary between the lower grade kitchens. ‘Rational’ for example is a long-established German Manufacturer – The designs tend to be ahead of the trend.
The Kitchens are graded from 1 – 12
Starting at Melamine
High Gloss Lacquer
All incredible quality all with a five year manufacturer’s warranty. So the pricing might be slightly more expensive than the average multiple high street kitchen company but the quality and designs are exceptional and these kitchens are built to last.
It is so important to use a good kitchen installer. If in doubt, consult with a Kitchen Designer who can advise you accordingly. Kitchen designers are often at the cusp of the latest innovations and technologies and can provide you with a detailed summary of how best to maximise your space.
The above list is a great starting point for you, but if you are still in doubt over the process involved, then don’t be afraid to call in the professionals.
Here at Kitchen Co-Ordination we have been working with the same kitchen installer for 15 years and we provide Beautiful Kitchens that will enhance your room and will stand the test of time. If you’re looking for a new kitchen, then be sure to consult with us and we can use our knowledge and experience of kitchen design and installation to bring to you the kitchen of your dreams !