So your existing kitchen is looking a little tired, you’ve done all you can to save it (see our article here if not) and it now needs replacing. Whether you are looking to update your kitchen in order to add value and help sell your home, or you would simply like to modernise your kitchen, there are a number of things that first need to be considered.
We have listed our top three tips that should be considered before you buy a new kitchen, so you can ensure your new kitchen is your ideal kitchen.
1. Set a Budget
We know how easy it is to fall in love with your dream kitchen, whether you have seen designs you like in glossy magazines, or on Pinterest, there’s one thing that should always be taken into account: your budget. Always set a realistic budget before looking at kitchens, as this will help avoid stress and worry over affording premium taps or an all-singing, all-dancing refrigerator.
As a guideline, if you are looking for a kitchen that will completely modernise your home, whilst adding value for if you ever decide to sell, an estimated price would be around £8,000. This usually includes all of the appliances and fitting, although this will obviously vary depending on the styles and level of quality you are after. By setting a budget, you will be able to decipher what exactly it is that you require, and what you will be able to leave out from the very beginning.
2. Do Your Research
Many of us think they know their kitchen inside out, but do you really know the measurements? It is crucial in order to find the perfect kitchen and enable you to have everything you need, to first measure the entire kitchen. This can also help with costs, as you will also need to consider whether you will need a Plumber to move your washing machine, or if you really have room for a breakfast bar, for example.
Another key point of research is to look at the kitchens and the manufacturer in detail. A kitchen is one of the most used rooms in a house, so it is always best to make sure the kitchen is designed and manufactured by a company you can trust. Flambard Williams are proud to be appointed as a dealership of luxury British kitchen manufacturer, Kesseler. Kesseler combines the skills of hand-building with the digital precision of state-of-the-art automated machinery to offer exquisite made-to-measure kitchen furniture. We believe it’s always good to have a second opinion with something as important as a kitchen, so why not contact us today to get a kitchen design and quote for your project, or even for some advice from one of our friendly experts.
3. Envision Your New Kitchen
In order to make sure that you have chosen the right kitchen for you, you will need to have an idea of how the room will look. Alongside kitchen showrooms which can, of course, contribute to a better overall image, our kitchen partners Kesseler can also create a personalised kitchen design for you in a matter of hours. We understand that it is often the details that truly make your dream kitchen, which is why we always recommend kitchens with both simplicity, and versatility.
Whether you would like more information on the kitchens we provide, or you are thinking about selling your home and would like a new kitchen in your new home with the money you have saved from using SmartSell, get in touch today and let us help.