South Devon Kitchen Designers give some useful advice on choosing a design that suits you and your needs.
There are many things you need to consider when redesigning your kitchen.
Firstly, you will need to consider whether the kitchen design will be in keeping with your existing house design as traditional styles may not suit a modern looking house and vice versa. Choosing a suitable colour is also important as the design needs to keep in line with your original decor unless you decide to redecorate. Always remember though- a darker cabinet finish may need increased lighting and as a result should be contrasted with a lighter floor or worktops.
Secondly, work out how much time you will have to clean and maintain your new kitchen. If like most families, time is also precious, you should choose a plain design that can be easily wiped clean such as a PVC edged laminate design as opposed to a panelled door. Also give some thought to any children or pets and the potential traffic in the kitchen as you will need to opt for a hard wearing exterior to avoid any damage and unneccessary costs.
Overall the design of your kitchen is totally down to the individual and although there are no rights or wrongs it is usually suggested to use modern designs for contemporary doors and stay with traditional designs for classic style fascias.
Over the years there has been a great increase in the choice of worksurfaces and countertops available to buy. Primarily, cost is a key factor in determining your choice of worktop usually alongside practicality and appearance. Laminates still remain very popular but many are considering other options such as natural stones; granite, limestone and slate for instance and other alternatives like stainless steel, acrylics and glass.
The typical laminate countertops for kitchen cabinets now are up to 400% more durable than they were just ten years ago. They are more resistant to scratching scuffing and burning. They also come in a huge variety of colours, textures and patterns and finishes.
Stone kitchen cabinets countertops usually are the most expensive but most durable. Nothing says wealth and class like stone or marble on your kitchen cabinets. The most important aspect of stone is the installation and finishing. Click here to view Devon Stone Specialists.
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