Finding the right kitchen for you is always an exciting task. However, there are many choices to make and components to buy, that it can begin to overwhelm, as a result it is always important to have a total figure in mind (with a possible 10% contingency). Having a budget doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a kitchen of the sort; there are plenty of creative ways to create a kitchen that looks more than its worth.
Before you start going crazy buying all different parts, ensure you know where your money is going, and make sure the backbone to the entire process – the cabinetry and worktops – is secure and durable enough to survive a considerable amount of time. After all there’s no point in buying a new kitchen just to get it replaced in the near future due to complications. Choosing the right cabinetry for a decent price and the best looking for you is always a hard task, so the best options is to choose the durable MDF or Foil-covered laminate doors rather than timber or lacquer; as improvements in technology have made many materials available for much a lower, affordable price yet of a higher standard and quality.
Saving money is always a high priority – when designing a new kitchen – limit any building or plumbing work, as inserting new wires or pipes can subsequently lead to re-plastering and other building work, before everything else is implemented. So if the space and layout are acceptable and favorable for you and your choice, simply work with it. Similarly, with any working appliances, you can integrate them into your new fitted kitchen.
The Right Appliances
When buying new appliances, it is worth choosing lower-spec models from top brands, especially when you don’t want particular attributes of any top-of-the-range ovens, especially those that have a jingle. These ovens may not have the full programs of the premium models but will have the same robust quality. Research is always important when finding the best appliance, compare the models can create a shortlist; from there you make your final decision.
Shopping online is always a good money-saving option, but it does depend on where you buy. Many of the big sites, which also have physical stores, sell the same brand with the same specs for different prices, always be careful. When purchasing from a new website or company always research the seller thoroughly – if unsure check them out at Companies House.