Struggling to find a pre-designed kitchen that suits your lifestyle? Why not go bespoke? It is the perfect solution as it is a service that is designed with you and your way of living in mind. This week, we have a complete guide to investing in a bespoke kitchen to help you understand things a little better.
What is a bespoke kitchen and where do I start?
A bespoke kitchen is a kitchen that is designed and built around you and your way of living. It can give you more for your money than if you were to invest in a standard “off the shelf” investment. If this is something you think you would prefer, you need to do some research first. Look at magazines, showrooms, Pinterest boards and other sources of inspiration.
Pinterest is wonderful because you can essentially build your own digital mood board, but if you’re old fashioned, you may want to get creative with glue and scissors! Putting together a mood board allows you to plan out your colour schemes, appliances, kitchen styles, materials and much more. From here, you can narrow down your ideas for when you meet the kitchen designer.
How much does a bespoke kitchen cost?
How long is a piece of string? The truth is, the price will always vary depending on the services you want. It’s important to have a strict plan of how much you want to spend from the outset as your designer can then help you determine what you can do with your budget. You should always get a written quote that includes a detailed breakdown of the work, materials, labour costs and agreed timeframe.
How do I choose a bespoke kitchen company?
It’s important that you choose an established company that holds a great reputation for its services. Word of mouth is a good way to learn who you should consider, but don’t forget to check online for reviews. You should also look at the company’s website and look through their portfolio to see the kind of work they have done in the past. This will give you a good idea of the kind of work they can provide you with.
How much design input will I have?
If you choose the right company, you will have plenty of design input. After all, the designer is there to take your ideas and bring them to life! Though they will explain certain limitations that may occur due to specific reasons (plumbing, electrics, etc), they should do everything possible to bring the kitchen you want within your budget. Be clear about what you do and don’t want, and don’t forget to ask questions!
Do you have any design tips for bespoke kitchens?
Here are a few tips to help make the design process easier
- Pick the worktops before the paint – it’s easier to change a paint colour if you make a mistake.
- Take samples home and look at them in the light of the room to see how they will look.
- Choose your appliances and take their measurements before you draw up a plan.
How long does it take to plan, design and fit a bespoke kitchen?
We would suggest allowing for six months. Rushing the process can lead to many mistakes and regret, which will push the finish date back further. If you want everything done as quickly as possible, you need to plan carefully and allow the build process to run smoothly
Are you ready to speak to a professional?
If you think you have enough ideas together and you have a budget in mind, then look no further than EBKB to design and build your kitchen. We can offer a free home design visit to fully analyse your current kitchen space and talk you through what it could become. To learn more about our services, get in touch to speak to a member of our team.