Kitchen renovating advice from Gardiner Haskins
Whether or not it’s your first-time renovating, you’re bound to face some form of challenge during the process of transforming a kitchen. The kitchen designers at Gardiner Haskins Interiors have compiled a list of common mistakes you can avoid when renovating your kitchen.
Don’t do it alone. See a professional kitchen designer before starting the project – they will be able to share their expert tips and recommend ideas you hadn’t even considered. The Gardiner Haskins Interiors planning service is free and provides you with expert advice to help transform your kitchen into the perfect family space.
Don’t leave choosing your appliances until the end. It’s easier to choose worktops and cabinetry which fits around your appliances, for example rather than having to choose a washing machine to fit around your new cupboards. Brands such as Prentice can create bespoke kitchen units according to the size of your kitchen so that appliances fit like a glove.
Never forget your surrounding spaces. Remember to protect nearby rooms and surfaces from inevitable dust, possible paint drips and debris when renovating. Cover them up with old blankets and throws which you don’t mind getting dirty.
Ensure that you have a clear lighting strategy. This is important for your kitchen as you will have different sections of the room which will require more lighting than others. For instance, you may need spotlights for preparing meals and softer lights for dining areas. Designing your kitchen lighting will help to balance the ambience of the room.
Always remember to try before you buy. Browsing showrooms and requesting samples of paint and materials is vital before ordering anything, especially if you’re ordering online. Going into stores and picking up various samples is useful as colours and textures may appear different in person compared to online.
Don’t choose the wrong kitchen installer. Ensure you take time to choose a kitchen installer who is experienced and has a good track record. Kitchen installers such as Gardiner Haskins will stay close to you and inform you every step of the way.
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