Are you searching for ‘Kitchen Design Broadstairs?’ If so, AJ Ball & Sons can help. AJ Ball has 40 years of experience in the kitchen and bathroom design industry. We have been supplying and fitting high-quality products to households in Kent and the surrounding areas.
AJ Ball believes understanding your exact requirements is imperative, which is why we start the process with a consultation which will help us to understand your wishes. Then our talented designers will visit your home to survey your room of choice for the perfect fit, this will then be followed by the installation process. AJ Ball wants to ensure that you create the perfect design for your home which is why we have created a guide into the perfect way to design your dream kitchen.
If you would like more information on our products or services please get in touch with a member of the AJ Ball & Sons team today on 01843 868 678.
Where Do I Begin?
Before you start planning out your brand new kitchen it is important to decide whether you would like to start from scratch or simply update your current kitchen. A good place to start is by taking a step back and looking at your current kitchen and deciding which part of it do you like and dislike. Once you have decided where you want to begin you can then move on to the design planning stage.
Kitchen Design Planning
The design planning is the perfect time to make your big changes to your brand new kitchen design. Before designing your brand new kitchen design you must think carefully about how you use your current kitchen space compared to how you would like to use your new kitchen space. Think about which set up would be easiest when it comes to mealtimes, family gatherings or parties. Think carefully about where you prepare your food, storage, gadgets and large appliances such as fridges.
It is also important to consider your kitchen design in more detail such as the size, door position, windows and plugs. You need to be considerate about what the size of your kitchen can accommodate. The best way to start would be also to consider your kitchen layout, the layout will more than likely fall into one of these categories;
- U-shaped kitchens – U shaped kitchens cover three walls. They are the perfect way to get a high number of units in a smaller space.
- L-shaped kitchens – L shaped kitchens cover two walls which are next to each other. These shaped kitchens are perfect if you have an open plan area.
- G-shaped kitchens – G shaped kitchens are perfect if you require lots of storage and workspace. They are also very practical as everything is in reach.
- Single wall kitchens – These kitchens run along a single wall which once again could be the perfect choice for an open-plan space.
- Island kitchens – Having an island in a kitchen has become a lot more popular over recent years. This island could act as a breakfast bar or even be used as an extra work station.
- Galley kitchens – Gallery kitchens run along two walls in the kitchen but are separate. The units are usually long and thin.
Key Things To Remember
The kitchen bin is used for scrap foods and packaging. It can also be used for everyday rubbish which you find in any home. It is important that you place your bin in a useful place that is easily accessible to the rest of the house. We would recommend that you place your bin at the end of an island or somewhere close to the kitchen entrance. This is because you can then easily pop something in the bin on your way in or out instead of getting in the chef’s way. If you have a compost bin too, you should keep this close to where you prepare your food, to avoid a mess.
Nowadays it is becoming increasingly popular to hide your appliances away. Appliances such as kettles and toasters are now being hidden away behind cupboard doors which means that you should consider having plug sockets inside your cupboards so that your appliances can be plugged in easily.
The kitchen is one room in your home where the potential for accidents to happen is at its highest. There are hot ovens and hobs, sharp knives and slip hazards around every corner. This is why it is essential that your home has good lighting. The lighting you could consider includes:
- Ceiling Lights
- Under counter lighting
- Pendant lighting
Adequate Spacing Between Counters
When you are designing your brand new kitchen we recommend leaving at least 1m of floorspace between your two worktops (If this is incorporated in your design) This is recommended as it allows you more room for you to be able to open your drawers and cupboards fully, stand in front of your dishwasher whilst it is open
AJ Ball & Sons
AJ Ball & Sons are committed to providing their loyal customers with high-quality products which will last them for years to come. When you purchase a new kitchen design with AJ Ball you are guaranteed a high standard of workmanship. If you would like more information on our kitchen designs in Broadstairs please contact us today on 01843 868 678.