Certainly, the look of your kitchen will be affected by the layout, and its functionality will be influenced by the feel. But the key to making your new kitchen special is to take both into account. Some of us are naturally inclined towards the practical aspects of design, while others are far more concerned about the look and the feel. This is to be expected. At least, if you are aware of which is more important to you, you can then arm yourself against making critical mistakes by taking the time to consider the other side too, no matter how alien or inconsequential it seems.
The fact that you are contemplating a new kitchen indicates that you want a kitchen that is designed exactly the way you want it, there is no need to compromise on style, quality or individual expression. It is perhaps because of this increasing desire for individual expression within the home - almost making each room a mission statement of our lives - that we are seeing the most exciting of contemporary kitchen designs.
The way we use our kitchens has changed over the years. It is no longer the place where meals are simply cooked, prepared and then served into the dining room. Modern lifestyles are such that nowadays, the kitchen is the hub of activity - a busy thoroughfare for households constantly on the go. It is quite likely that your kitchen will be used for dining, entertaining, laundry, homework and even for starting up a new business. It is no longer purely functional but there is absolutely no reason why it shouldn’t look stunningly beautiful as well. It is perfectly feasible to have your new kitchen looking just the way you want it, while still taking care of those practicalities.
The key to your dream kitchen is a good design. A good kitchen design is not only aesthetically pleasing and practical, but good value for money. As kitchen professionals we recommend you start your kitchen design with a vision – simply think about the style of your kitchen and how you want to use it.
Whether you want a kitchen that is entirely eco-friendly, one that is an oasis of calm, one that exudes luxury, or one that is an exciting entertainment hangout for friends and family – you can achieve exactly that with clever design features from Showcase kitchens, which will help your kitchen to stand out. Your only limitation is your own imagination – and perhaps your budget! However budget should not mean lack of design or a boring layout, just some thought and engagement. You can achieve a bespoke design with a small budget too.
We understand starting a new kitchen can be daunting, that is why we are here to help! We don’t just shove boxes against the wall, we combine 30 years of kitchen design experience and our state of the art 3D design software, to help you discover new possibilities, visualise your design, research products and avoid potential issues… Not only do we offer you the expertise and save your time and hassle, but also help keep your budget under control. So you can focus on the perfect design you always wanted, we take care of the rest.