Designing and Fitting a Bespoke Kitchen of Your Own
The kitchen usually forms the focal point of any home. And if you enjoy food as much as we do you probably spend a lot of time in there. It is for this reason that the kitchen is the one room in the house that you should give the most attention to and probably even increase your budget when designing and fitting it.
If the kitchen is your favourite room then read on and how we’ll show you how to get started.
Decide on Kitchen Layout
Not all kitchens are the same. Both in terms of content and layout. When designing a kitchen, we usually start with the overall layout and shape. If you’re refurbishing an existing property there will likely be only so much you can change but if a new build, you have a blank canvas.
- One Wall Kitchen – As the name suggests, most of your counters, cabinets and appliances are going to occupy one wall. The one wall kitchen was made popular out of necessity rather than desirability but layout restrictions are no reason to despair as the one wall kitchen can be made into something special.
- Galley Kitchen – The galley is a great layout for smaller spaces. A square or rectangular shaped kitchen usually works best for this layout but feel free to adapt as you see fit. This layout is characterised by two opposing walls with cabinets and countertops on either side with a walkway in the middle. You might even be able to fit an island if there is space.
- L–Shape Kitchen – This layout is great for maximising corner space and can work wonders in a small to medium sized kitchen. Better yet, you’ll easily be able to avoid your kitchen becoming used as thoroughfare as this layout isn’t conducive to it.
- Peninsula Kitchen – This layout is characterised by the use of returns formed from countertops to create what in effect looks like a peninsular. A peninsula kitchen takes an alternative stance to the island with it being much more effective in smaller spaces.
Decide on Fittings and Appliances
Once your layout has been decided, it’s time to specify your chosen cabinets, countertops, floor coverings and kitchen appliances. This stage of the process is where you really get the opportunity to showcase your artistic flair and really put a personal stamp on proceedings.
Your options for fixtures and fittings is either to pick an existing product line off the shelf or design your own. Do keep in mind that the bespoke route will likely be much more expensive. If you happen to be based in the East of England, bespoke kitchens in Norwich and the surrounding areas are available from one of several well established companies. You will be able to provide as much design input as you feel comfortable with whilst your chosen specialist will transform your ideas into reality and provide you with the kitchen of your dreams.
There is much joy to be had from interior design and home renovation so take the time to decide on what you truly want before undertaking your project.