There’s more to kitchen design than choosing modern colour schemes, elegant worktops and contemporary appliances. Whilst choosing these aspects is certainly fun, it’s also important to get the basics right. Choosing kitchen units that work in harmony with your home, and suit your lifestyle needs, will stand you in good stead in the future.
Part of our job in creating your perfect kitchen is making sure it is functional, as well as stylish. With this in mind, here are our top tips for choosing your kitchen units:
The Basics: Choosing Base and Wall Units
Gone are the days of having to choose standard size units. Nowadays, you can mix and match kitchen units for flexible storage solutions. This is great news if you have a period home, for example, that perhaps needs unusually sized units.
As well as the standard base and wall units, you may want to choose island unit storage – perhaps around a sink or cooker – or tall units, which are great for housing less glamorous household items, such as your boiler or ironing board. Tall units can also incorporate a pull out larder – the ultimate in modern kitchen pantry storage.
Don’t forget that drawers also come with plenty of options, from standard fixtures and fittings through to soft close and deep bottom pan drawers. As part of our kitchen design service we’ll get to know what you expect from your kitchen, and what your storage needs are, enabling us to recommend the perfect units for your renovation.
The Finish: Choosing the Right Look for your Units
And now on to the fun part! Choosing the finish for your kitchen units is where the heart of your home will start to come to life, and where you can really express your personality. Solid wood kitchen units, for example, give a traditional finish to any kitchen, as well as being highly durable.
Gloss PVC units continue to be popular, giving a contemporary, modern finish to a kitchen. It’s important to bear in mind, however, that if you have pets or young children, scratches do occur on high gloss units, and so they may not be so suitable for busy households.
Matt PVC is a great alternative to gloss PVC if you’re worried about scratching; they’re more durable and practical, but are still highly versatile.
Whichever units and finish you decide to go for we’ll ensure that every aspect of your new kitchen is talked through with you, with no pressure from us to rush a decision from you. Whatever your lifestyle, whatever your kitchen needs, we’ll make sure you get a kitchen that looks beautiful, and works beautifully. Get in touch to discuss your project and to arrange your free written quotation.