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Four steps to your new bespoke kitchen

We live in an age of continual home improvement where we all want to invest in making our homes look stylish and feel comfortable.

Not only does re-designing your kitchen allow you to personalise what is arguably the most important room in your house, but it can also increase the value of your property.

But planning your perfect bespoke kitchen is a big step, so here’s some advice on how to make the most of your space. Although you want it to look beautiful, it is vital that the kitchen works on a practical level that makes it easy for you to use and enjoy.
 

1) Bespoke kitchen planning

First of all, answer the key questions – how will you use your kitchen? How many people will be in there on an average evening and what will you be cooking? Does the kitchen need to be multi-purpose - will you also have an eating area or a working space in your kitchen? Be sure to make a note of current issues, for instance if you have a cupboard that is difficult to reach in your old kitchen, be sure not to make the same mistake in your new kitchen.

 

2) Efficiency is key

One of the main functions of a kitchen is to store all your food – do this in the most efficient way possible and that way you leave space for other features. You could design your kitchen like a work station, with separate areas for food preparation, cooking and storage. There are also Triangle, Galley, L-shaped, Corridor, and G-shaped floor plans - which design you choose depends on how you want to use your space. 

 

3) Budget for your bespoke kitchen

With kitchens it is easy to keep spending and improving, which is why you need to set a budget and stick to it so that things don’t get out of hand. The appliances and ventilation might run to 30%, the hardware and cabinetry could be approximately 45%, worktops could be around 15% and the installation could be around 10% of your total spend. You need to set aside around another 20% of these costs for unexpected expenses.
 

4) Help with planning your kitchen

If you need help planning your kitchen, contact the bespoke kitchen experts at Lime Black. The website features a helpful Kitchen Planner by the National Kitchen and Bath Association, which you can download for free.

 

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