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Things to Consider When Choosing Your New Kitchen

Ask yourself “Why?”
A kitchen renovation is a huge undertaking in your home. In recent years the kitchen has become the hub of the home and it’s important to ensure you can achieve your ideal kitchen renovation. Ask yourself why are you wanting to do a kitchen renovation? Is it for improvement in functionality or is the style just outdated? Is your existing kitchen falling apart due to poor quality or age? Are you looking to increase the value of your property by adding a new kitchen? From our experience it`s usually all three. The answers to these questions will determine the type of kitchen renovation you will want and offer a starting point to get things underway. Where do I start and how do I achieve my dream kitchen?

Style
This is where you can start to think about the style of kitchen that reflects your lifestyle and compliments your home. Would that be a contemporary kitchen with handless, sleek lines and minimalistic look? A modern kitchen that is classical and ageless yet sophisticated in style? A French provincial kitchen with its romantic country feel? Looking at kitchen magazines and searching online to view kitchen images, or visiting sites such as Pintrest, Houzz etc, will also help with discovering kitchen finishes which appeal to you. You can then begin to consolidate what is the right kitchen style for you.

Planning
Think about your existing kitchen and the problems you would like to have resolved by having your kitchen renovation. What would you like that you don’t have in your existing kitchen? More bench space, more cabinet space, a larger pantry, usable corners, more drawers, soft closing drawers, somewhere to sit at the kitchen and have breakfast, new appliances etc? Look at the current positioning of your kitchen appliances and sink and where everything is located in relationship to each other. What type of kitchen layout would be more workable so that using your kitchen can be more pleasurable and efficient?

Design
A good kitchen designer is not necessarily all about their qualifications. A kitchen designer can have many qualifications, but what might look good on a website or on an image generated by a designer may not be practical or even available in Australia ?MK. Our kitchen designer has over 20 years’ experience, has excellent communication skills, and is proficient in technical drawings.

Flat packs
There is a huge difference between a flat pack kitchen and a custom made kitchen. A flat pack or mass produced kitchen is usually manufactured in a huge plant overseas with inferior materials and sent out in flat packages to be assembled. There are choice limitations in styles, sizes, materials, colours, heights, benchtops, accessories etc. and space cannot be utilized to its fullest potential. The kitchen is fitted into the space and fixed fillers are used to close the gaps. Internal hardware is generally of inferior quality. You will pay more for a custom made kitchen because it has been individually and professionally designed for you. There is more flexibility in kitchen design, materials, colours, and accessories and with materials being of a higher quality they will withstand the test of time.

Start to finish
WA Kitchens not only provides the custom made cabinetry but can also project manage your entire kitchen renovation. This includes the trade work - demolition and removal of old kitchen, installation, plumbing, electrical, plastering, flooring, tiling, lighting and any possible structural alterations. Although you will be paying more for this service, life can go on as usual with minimal disruption. If you are time poor, then this is definitely a good option.

Visit us
The best way to put this together is by visiting our showroom that showcases a wide variety of kitchen styles, accessories, materials and samples. Please phone or email to arrange an appointment in advance to ensure we are available to spend time with you.
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