Three common kitchen planning mistakes and how to avoid them

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If you can avoid these three common kitchen planning mistakes, then there’s a good chance you’ll get your dream kitchen on time and within your budget!

1. Reacting quickly to unexpected costs

Don’t cut costs all in one place. A good kitchen company will be able to advise on where you can cut costs without having to downgrade to cheap products and materials. They can talk to the suppliers to see where you can cut costs overall.

By doing this you will create a great-looking, longer-lasting kitchen that doesn’t blow your budget.

2. Focusing more on worktops and appliances than furniture

Furniture (units, drawers and storage) is what gives your kitchen its longevity so choosing it should get a lot of your attention. Make sure you allocate the right proportions of your budget to each element; furniture, appliances, worktops and accessories. A good kitchen designer will guide you through the process and create a design that will suit your lifestyle and last 20+ years.

3. Not planning far enough in advance

Make sure that you plan far enough ahead when buying a new kitchen. You need to allow sufficient time to meet your designer and plan your kitchen thoroughly. Schmidt typically meet customers for two or three meetings over a month to get the design absolutely right. It’s then important to give your builders a set of technical drawings and adequate time to ensure they have all the correct information for where appliances and plumbing will need to be.

If you would like to find out more about planning your perfect kitchen, call on 0117 301 8888 or visit the Schmidt showroom at 170–172 Whiteladies Road.

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