“Do you have any kitchen design tips for a complete novice?” Question of the Week 04.08.17
“Do you have any kitchen design tips for a complete novice?”
Our customer question for this week has come from Alicia in Sevenoaks, who would like some assistance in designing her kitchen.
“Do you have any kitchen design tips for a complete novice? I want to plan my own kitchen so I can avoid spending on a designer.”
Thank you for getting in touch – designing your own kitchen can seem like a daunting task, especially if you have decided not to enlist the assistance of a professional. Thankfully, we have a number of resources including a wealth of kitchen design tips to get you started!
You have not mentioned what stage you are at, so we will start right at the beginning. The first and most important thing you need to do is take accurate measurements of the space you have available. If you are replacing your existing kitchen it is advisable to measure the cabinets you have in place and purchase items that can be swapped over – leaving you to focus on the finer details, like colour and style! We recently shared a guide on creating kitchen plans with graph paper, and this method makes it easier to work to scale but also to play around with your designs. If you are starting from scratch and designing a completely new layout, the kitchen triangle principle is something that many designers use, or alternatively the kitchen zones are a good way to ensure your kitchen is as practical as it is stylish.
When you are ready to start thinking about the look of your kitchen, our information guides and blogs contain a wealth of kitchen design tips that may be useful to you – from small kitchen design tips to style advice.
We hope this information has given you the confidence to start designing your kitchen. Our kitchen style tool is a great way to get a better idea how certain combinations will look together. If you do have any further questions regarding more specific aspects of kitchen designing and planning, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Team @ Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets
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