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Our tips to take your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary

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Fall in love with your kitchen; it’s the perfect time to reset the heart of your home, ready for the year ahead. As we all spend more time at home during the pandemic, we’re sharing our advice to take your kitchen to the next level, to the extraordinary.

Our tips to take your kitchen from ordinary to extraordinary.

Let’s get started.

Work out what you want to achieve

Before you make a start, it’s worth taking some time to decide what end result you’re looking to achieve. Is the desire to overhaul your kitchen completely or revitalise a few elements to improve the look and functionality?

Working this through will help you plan and ensure you’re not setting yourself up to fail! If you’d like an expert opinion, this month we’re offering free design consultancy on all kitchens so get in touch if you’d like a helping hand.

Focus on clever storage

No matter what space you have, you can do wonders with clever storage solutions. It’s all about making your kitchen work for you, making cooking easier and a room you like to spend time in. Consider your current routines and what you use most often.

Use this guidance to look at whether you’d benefit from adding more clever drawers instead of cupboards or adding built in smart storage like tupperware dividers to make your life less frustrating. Consider also adding in shelving around your kitchen to easily access items and make a feature of the contents with downlights. By adding some of these elements to your kitchen you can easily double your space but there still needs to be a practical side to shelving. Can you reach the top level? Is the material going to be strong enough to house your desired contents and how easy will they be to clean? Should the unit have a glass door, if so, is there enough clearance to open the doors easily?

We can help answer many of these questions and maybe even give you some exciting inspiration.

Once you’ve sorted the internal configuration of your cupboards and set up some shelves, you can focus on the look and feel of your kitchen.

Have a clear out

Do you really need all of those mismatched mugs stealing your cupboard space? Do you have ten of the same items lurking at the back of the drawer? Clear your schedule for the morning, empty every cupboard into a single space, dividing what you need, what can be donated to your local charity shop and anything to bin. By making time for a regular cull, you can keep your kitchen sparkling and your counter and cupboard space clear and easy to use.

Consider adding an island

Everyone loves an island. The benefits are endless, not only do they look great and provide a great space for socialising, extra seating space – to name a few! But they’re also a fantastic storage solution. They are an investment but you can fully tailor the size of yours to suit your budget, storage needs and the size of your kitchen. Reach out to us for a quote on this!

Zoom in on the detail

Sometimes it’s all about the detail and only a bespoke kitchen will suit your needs. This means it’ll be built around you rather than having to adapt your ideas to what is available off-the-shelf. If you are an avid artisan baker, like me, then perhaps your dream cupboard would be a Kitchenaid and ingredients storage unit. The luxury of this is that each detail can be tailored to how you’d like to use the space and your personal taste, including smart details and the all important storage! As we rapidly approach Valentine’s Day, is it time to treat yourself?

To find out more about how we can help you, call us: 01386 833 866 or go to our ‘contact’ page …we would love to hear from you.

If you’d like an expert opinion, this month we’re offering free design consultancy on all kitchens so get in touch if you’d like a helping hand.

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