In creating a quality bespoke kitchen from concept to completion the journey should be achieved in the same way as any other journey: with ease and one step at a time.
Many people, particularly in older housing, find that the space allocated for a kitchen in bygone years is totally insufficient for today’s needs so the initial thoughts, around creating a luxury fitted kitchen for modern-day use, revolve around extending the property. This is an excellent time to involve a kitchen designer.
The simple answer is not necessarily. Some of the current mass-produced kitchens are of sufficient quality to last many years, maybe even a decade before wear and tear begins to show. So-called flat-pack kitchens no longer carry the badge of poor quality, although, like everything there are exceptions.
Many people who buy kitchens which are primarily ‘trendy’ may very quickly find themselves a victim of the last kitchen fad.
At the bottom of this article are photographs of kitchens which were, until recently, very trendy.
Kitchens have developed over the years from a small room tucked away where the lady of the house prepared dinner, to become the most important room in the home; one where the whole family congregate and socialise, where the children play and where parents can entertain friends or sit and relax in an evening.
There are countless ways to ensure that you get the best return from your investment when buying a fitted kitchen, some obvious, some less so.
When you enter a kitchen showroom one of the first things that will probably greet you is a salesperson so don’t forget that you’d be paying for that person’s wages.
If you can deal direct with the manufacturer and designer then you’re potentially cutting out the cost of sales personnel and possibly that of expensive brand marketing undertaken by chains of retail outlets and DIY sheds. You may also be paying for showrooms that don’t pay their own way !