How To Choose A New Kitchen
Your kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home. It’s where food storage, food preparation, cooking, dish cleaning, all takes place, additionally to sometimes eating, relaxing, socialising, clothes washing and drying, and more take place. For this very reason, it is why your kitchen is so important. With so much that can be done inside a kitchen, it leaves so much creativity for you to choose what goes inside yours and how you choose to use it. This is usually also down to other factors such as the size of your kitchen.
When moving into a new property, looking at a new kitchen is likely to be one of the first investments that you make, as you would want the kitchen to suit your personal preferences in terms of usage and aesthetics. You may also have a kitchen that hasn’t been upgraded for an extended period of time and feel like a change. Although you may be aware that a change is required, it still is difficult to pinpoint what changes are needed or be aware of your aesthetic preferences. In this blog, we have listed different steps and options to consider when searching for a new kitchen to support you to find the ideal one.
Eating in The Kitchen
For many, the kitchen is not just a place for storing, preparing and cooking food, but it is also is a place for eating food. On the other hand, for some the kitchen isn’t somewhere food should be eaten and this is saved for another room in the household. If your preference is to eat in the kitchen or at least occasionally eat in your kitchen, there are many options for you to choose from. Below are various different options for your kitchen if your preference is to eat in the kitchen.
Don’t be fooled by the name, the bar isn’t exclusively just for eating breakfast, nor should breakfast only exclusively be eaten at the bar. Breakfast bars with high chairs are excellent for social eating in your kitchen, as they can usually seat multiple people and it also allows people to communicate with others who are in the kitchen. They are also fantastic for when you do not want to prepare your dining table.
Generally speaking, breakfast bars are suited for larger kitchens, however, they are widely available with different surface types and come in all different shapes. Before investing in a new kitchen with a breakfast bar, ensure to make measurements to see if your kitchen is suitable for a breakfast bar.
Kitchen islands can be used for many different purposes, including as somewhere in the kitchens to eat, and even relax. Like with breakfast bars, high chairs are needed. Breakfast bars and kitchen islands both share the same benefits when it comes to dining in your kitchen, as they both allow social eating and eating without having to prepare a dining table.
Due to their size, kitchen islands are exclusively for much larger kitchens or open plan homes as they take up a substantial amount of space. If you’re curious about whether the size of your kitchen would be appropriate for an island, then ensure to measure your kitchen or get in touch with a professional kitchen installer who will be able to advise you if you will have enough space to install an island.
Laundry In The Kitchen
Many modern homes are equipped with separate rooms for laundry, which are usually very small, however, some homes may not have this, making the kitchen the next place to place laundry appliances in your home. If this is the option you’re taking, then ensure that your kitchen is designed with designated spots for laundry appliances to be placed. Kitchen installers will ensure that the appliances are placed in a safe location and will be in a convenient location.
Modern or Traditional
There are two main categories of kitchens, that pretty much all styles of kitchens fit into, modern and traditional. Before choosing a kitchen design, it is important to consider which style you wish to go for. If you are unsure, there are many things to take into account before choosing. One of these things is the design of other rooms inside your home, as a modern kitchen may look strange in a home with primarily traditional design, and vice versa.
Once you have in mind if you are looking to purchase a modern or traditional kitchen for your home. The next thing to choose is a primary colour. Almost all colours are available with both types of kitchen design, so whatever you choose is entirely down to your creativity. If you are concerned about what the colour may look like once it is installed, our designers can show live examples of the colours and create a 3D digital design of the kitchen before it is installed.
As already mentioned, kitchen islands can be used for a multitude of different purposes, not just breakfast bars which have already been mentioned. Besides being used for dining in the kitchen, they can also be used as the primary hub for cooking, cleaning, or you can get creative and use the island for multiple other purposes, such as a bar or social space. Kitchen islands can be created to match your kitchen design, however, they will only be able to be constructed in substantially large kitchens or open-plan spaces.
AJ Ball offers an incredible and extensive range of new and bespoke designed modern and traditional kitchens in Canterbury in a variety of styles. As previously mentioned, kitchens are one of the most important rooms in your home, as they are used for cooking, cleaning and more, due to this, it’s important your kitchen is exactly the way that you would want it to be. To transform and develop your ideal kitchen in your home, then ensure to get in touch with our designers at AJ Ball today. We also are also proud installers of stunning bathrooms.