Designing a kitchen can either be a daunting task in planning and foresight, or an exciting creative project, depending on your vision for the end product, and the level of expertise you have drawn on in guiding you towards your dream kitchen. For peace of mind and professional service, it may be wise to choose a kitchen design company registered with the KSA (Kitchen Specialists Association), whose membership is subject to strict guidelines.
An established kitchen design company should be able to offer constructive advice based both on your ideas and your affordability, and to work with you from the planning stage to installation. However small or large your project is, there are sure to be factors not taken into consideration by an unskilled person that a professional would be able to advise on. For example, in small kitchen design, using available space practically while still paying attention to aesthetic detail can be somewhat of a puzzle, while working around electrical points and waterproofing in outdoor kitchen design poses its own unique challenges.
Things to consider when designing the heart of your home range from functionality and dcor, to price. How does practicality weigh up against your entertainment needs and budget? Do you want a large open plan kitchen trimmed with exotic wood counters and lavish finishes, where your guests can be part of the preparation process, socialising over a glass of wine as you prepare a meal? Perhaps you have a young family and your children like to experiment as well so safety and accessibility for your little chefs are both concerns with cheaper materials to keep little accidents as inconsequential as possible. On the other hand, maybe you live alone and a small efficient space is all you need.
Once the bigger picture has been established it comes down to the basics materials and appliances Again, these vary according to personal taste and individual requirements, but a registered kitchen design company would be able to make recommendations based on industry knowledge and customer feedback as well as ensure that you are installing materials and equipment of good quality. Cupboards and counters that provide a productive work area, flooring that is both appealing and easy to clean, and lighting that is sufficient yet creates an illusion of space where necessary form the outline for the stoves and hobs, refrigerators and dishwashers that need to be accommodated in this space. Layered on these we begin to fill in the gaps with smaller appliances which are also growing in selection and design toasters, kettles, grills, egg boilers, waffle irons, coffee percolators, smoothie makers… every whim and taste catered for by modern kitchen suppliers.
Finally, its time to sit back in your new kitchen with your home brewed cappuccino and appreciate the meticulous effort that has been made, and ponder over your kitchen dcor