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Top tips for a successful kitchen design

As the heart of the home, it’s important to get your kitchen design right. And luckily, achieving that functional and aesthetically beautiful kitchen needn’t be difficult. With the help of our experts – who offer bespoke kitchen design – and careful planning and decision-making at your end, you can build your dream kitchen in no time.

Research and plan your kitchen

As boring as it sounds, this is ultimately the most important part of the kitchen design process. You should research everything from appliances and materials to trends and colour schemes. If you’ve got children, some materials may work better than others. Likewise, if you’re a budding chef, some of the leading edge Neff appliances may be better suited to your culinary requirements.

Of course, we’ll help you with all the research and planning at Kitchen Design Centre. Our team will offer advice on all the aspects of your kitchen and answer any design questions you might have. That way, you’ll be fully informed before deciding on your final kitchen design.

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Set a budget for your kitchen project

Although this is secondary to our first point, it should actually be considered during the planning phase. Knowing how much you have to spend will influence your design choices. Some materials and appliances are pricier than others – and so off limits for those with a smaller budget.

As always, the Kitchen Design Centre team work hard to make the most of the budget you have available. We’ll help you prioritise the most important parts of your kitchen and suggest materials, appliances and features that will give you the best value for money.

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Be open-minded about your kitchen plan

This point is relevant throughout the kitchen design process. To get the best out of your kitchen, it’s a good idea to be open-minded when it comes to ideas from the experts. Our designers have been working in the industry for years and created hundreds of kitchen designs between them. Any suggestion they make is likely to enhance your space – although the final layout is 100% up to you.

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Keep your kitchen functional

It’s easy to get excited about fab furnishings and modern design but make sure your kitchen design remains functional. When designing your kitchen space, think about your everyday needs and requirements as well as how you use the space.

Generally, use of the work triangle guarantees a functional and efficient working space. The work triangle is essentially the arrangement between the sink, fridge and oven and ensures an easy flow.

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Kitchen lighting is important

As we’ve discussed in recent blogs, lighting can transform a kitchen. While lighting fixtures may not be high on your list of design requirements, the right lighting fixtures are important. Consider task lighting and decorative lighting and don’t be afraid to working in trends and style. Your expert designer will be able to help and advise on your kitchen lighting.

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Explore our contemporary range of kitchens online today – and if you like what you see then come and visit your nearest showroom.

What design ideas have worked in your kitchen? Share you kitchen design hints and tips with us on Twitter @ModernKitchens

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