With the role of the kitchen changing (which is now at the stage of almost being completely transformed), it’s important to ask yourself, “do you enjoy your current kitchen?” If the kitchen in your home has been there likely for many years, your kitchen may reflect the more traditional prepare food and eat in the dining room type of kitchen area. This may not be practical for the new role of the kitchen, as kitchens are now being utilised as social areas and places to hold gatherings rather than just being a preparation area for food. If you do feel as if your kitchen is due for an upgrade then you should definitely consider designing and installing a brand new kitchen. In this article, we will discuss why you may not be getting everything out of your current kitchen and what you can do to change your kitchen to be the hub of the home. Should you be looking for kitchens in Stoke-on-Trent or if you are interested in finding out more about new kitchens in Stoke-on-Trent then ensure that you contact Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms today online or telephone our team on: 0178 261 0999
If you find that you’re not using your kitchen to its full potential then it may be time for an upgrade. This is because of the fact that you may not be enjoying using your current kitchen or you may have other aspects such as the fact that you are entertaining guests or you have more family members. This will usually mean that you will need to either upgrade your current kitchen or replace certain parts of your current kitchen. Whatever your budget, you are able to either redesign or upgrade your kitchen entirely. You do not necessarily have to redesign your entire kitchen either. There are a wide range of fantastic ways to freshen your kitchen without having to redesign your entire kitchen. You can carry out changes such as changing cabinets, using our bespoke colour selection service. If you find that you are restricted by your kitchen then it’s more than likely time to think about an upgrade. But how can you upgrade and change your kitchen?
Maybe you feel that you can benefit from having additional space in your kitchen. You may also require a number of additional appliances that you want to install. If you do need additional space in your kitchen then a complete re-design is likely to be required. If you do feel that this is appropriate then our team is able to assist you in the designing and installation of your new kitchen. An open plan kitchen for example allows you to create a spacious kitchen area which lets you also install additional appliances as per your requirements. This also matches the change in requirements that are posed by the modern kitchen. You are able to create an extensive, open plan kitchen area by redesigning your kitchen area, ensuring that you are able to create your dream kitchen.
The June edition of our kitchens article gives you some handy tips on how to plan a new kitchen.
It’s not an easy process to plan out and design your new kitchen so you might be looking for some handy tips to help you on your journey in designing your perfect kitchen area. So our kitchen experts compiled a list of handy tips that may help you design your kitchen in Stoke-on-Trent! So read on to find out more about how to plan your kitchen.
Although you may want to setup your kitchen in a specific way, appliances and areas that require water are ideal when they are grouped together. Your sink area will be a key point in your kitchen so it’s a good idea to think about all of the other appliances that need water to be located close to the sink. It’s also important to think about appliances that you wouldn’t normally expect to need plumbing. Appliances such as American Fridge Freezers that have a water dispenser may need to be connected to water.
Lighting can completely change the look and the mood of your kitchen. Overhead lights can illuminate worktops and really emphasise the beauty of worktop materials. Overhead lighting in areas such as cookers and preparation worktops is a good idea as you can clearly see food that is being prepared or cooked. Being able to control lighting is also a bonus feature that many homeowners enjoy. Dimming or power saving lights can save you money on electric bills too!
There’s a trick that people who are looking to buy houses often try out which is pretending that you are using the kitchen area as you would usually go around your kitchen. If you find that you are bumping into things or the kitchen of the potential property is too small then you’re going to need to think about upscaling your kitchen. The same can be said even if you are re-designing your own kitchen. Take a good look around and make notes of any additional features that you need. Take a look at recipes you want to try and consider if you need any additional appliances or storage space to cook these recipes. Think also about if you want your kitchen to be an eating area as well as a preparation area as this can change the entire design scope of your kitchen.
You should never be worried to ask a kitchen designer to help in designing your kitchen. Our kitchen designers have many years of experience so can help you in designing your new kitchen. They may have different insights into your design or they may be able to suggest additional features that you may not have thought about. It’s also not a problem if you don’t have a solid idea of the kitchen design that you want. Our free 3D design service lets you plan out all of the options that you may be considering and allows you to visualise a range of kitchen designs and aesthetics. Using this, you are able to choose all of the design aspects of your kitchen and work closely with our kitchen designers to design a kitchen that is perfectly suited for you.
As with all of our advice and informative articles, if you do have any further questions or there’s something that we haven’t covered yet then do not hesitate to contact Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms. Enquire online using a contact form on our website or telephone: 0178 261 0999
The November edition of our kitchens blog looks in-depth at the modern kitchen and how you can change your kitchen to match these modern design trends.
Although there is a lot of talk on the ‘modern kitchen’ it may be difficult to put a finger on what makes a kitchen ‘modern.’ With the rapid advancements in appliance and kitchen technology, it’s no surprise that many owners are opting to install a modern kitchen. Perhaps the primary distinctive factor of the modern kitchen is seen when compared to a traditional kitchen. Modern kitchens tend to have features such as integrated appliances or kitchen islands as well as a range of high-tech modern appliances. We’ve also seen the rise in popularity of the ‘Smart Home’ where appliances are controlled using one integrated system. If you feel that your kitchen is out-dated or isn’t suitable for your requirements then you may need to consider installing a modern kitchen. This isn’t just limited to the layout of your kitchen, modern materials have become more and more popular as an alternative to traditional materials such as wood. Granite, marble and other materials are becoming very popular especially when used in the modern kitchen. They work extremely well with modern appliances and there’s a number of innovative materials that allow you to more in your kitchen (such as heat resistant worktops.) These are some of the ways in which you could modernise your kitchen but how else is it possible to transform your kitchen area into a modern kitchen design?
If you find that your kitchen isn’t as modern as you would like then there are a variety of changes both big and small that you can consider. If you are looking for a complete overhaul of your kitchen area then you can consider speaking to our expert team of kitchen designers. Using our free 3D kitchen design service as well as the knowledge of our experts, we can assess what you aren’t finding satisfactory and suggest ways in which you can completely modernise your kitchen. If you aren’t looking to carry out an entire re-design of your kitchen area then you can make small changes such as changing the materials of your worktops and by replacing kitchen cabinets. You can also purchase more modern appliances in line with the modernisation of your kitchen area. This can help to change the overall look of your kitchen area which can make it seem much more modern than before for a significantly less investment. You can also change the colour of your kitchen to make it seem more modern. Some homeowners for example opt to paint their kitchens black to match with integrated appliances. This is a simple way to match your kitchen to your new appliances which can be very visually effective. If you want more tips on how to modernise your kitchen or if you are looking for more information on what makes a modern kitchen tick then enquire with Mode Designer Kitchens & Bedrooms today!
If you are looking to change or completely replace your current kitchen in Stoke-on-Trent then our team are more than happy to advise and work with you in this process. We offer a free 3D design service so that you can visualise your new kitchen as well as choose all of the particular aspects that you may want to include in your new kitchen. Whether you are looking to make a few significant changes or redesign your entire kitchen area, we have the expertise and knowledge to help you. If you are looking for kitchens in Stoke-on-Trent or require kitchen design in Stoke-on-Trent then ensure that you contact Mode Designer Kitchens and Bedrooms online today or telephone our team now on: 0178 261 0999