The most important thing when it comes to creating a kitchen is to make sure that it reflects you. There's no point in opting for a large range cooker, complete with matching extractor hood, if you're the type of person that likes trendy, modern kitchens - they both look superb, but you are going to have a kitchen for 20-30 years, so it has to meet your needs.
It's not just about the appliances - but the cabinets and carcases, the colour schemes and the layout of the room. Are you a budding cook? If so, you'll need a clear run between oven/cooker, sink and fridge - plus sufficient workspace. Are you more of a microwave friendly user - then why not opt for a simple oven with dual functions, to save yourself space and money?
You can stamp your own personality into your kitchen by accessorising. Counter top accessories can be a statement in themselves - a top-spec coffee machine paints the picture of a kitchen used by modern, tasteful individuals. Choosing coloured appliances will give a unique message, depending on their colour.
Do you like bright, flashy gizmos? Perhaps you're engineered to be more of a cool, relaxed individual? - Maybe you're both, depending on your mood? If so, make sure you can replicate that in your kitchen, with lighting being a massively influential too. LED lighting under cabinets , in plinths, and behind glass doors can be used to create an atmosphere of your desire, at the push of a button.
Creating a personal kitchen is easy, when you know how. Why not book a free home design visit and let one of our professional kitchen design consultants work with you, to turn your old kitchen into a beautiful new one.