15 design-focused questions, to ask yourself before you start your kitchen redesign!

Updated: Jan 5


A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS JUST A WISH!


SO, WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS IN DESIGNING YOUR SUSTAINABLE KITCHEN?


Source some images of kitchens that you really like, this will help establish, style and colour, you may see different elements from separate kitchens that you would like to see used together.


We use Pinterest to source these images and create private boards of designs you like, this helps you form a clearer picture and can be shared with anyone helping you to create your ideal kitchen, by collating all of these ideas, loves and dislikes in one place. Let me know if you need help with how to do this?



Let’s look at the questions you need to be asking yourself - it's handy to jot the answers down .


  1. What is your budget, be honest and realistic with this number. Your project can then be tailored around this budget, saving you time and money?

  2. Is it in the perfect location for you in the house? Note, changing locations might not be possible and could be expensive depending on where your utilities are located?

  3. What do you not like about your kitchen and what would you like to change?

  4. Would you consider keeping your kitchen units and re-painting them?

  5. Open plan or separate dining area?

  6. Incorporate an island unit?

  7. Re-use or replace appliances?

  8. Wine coolers, double ovens or a range?

  9. Fridge built-in, free-standing with or without water dispenser?

  10. Materials you like the feel of?

  11. Would you like to incorporate the latest technology for lighting, heating, appliances and sound?

  12. Underfloor heating with or without supplemental radiators? Your BTU requirements would need to be calculated.

  13. How important is sustainability for you, how much are you willing to adopt?

  14. Is it important for you to use UK products and manufacturers?

  15. What are deal breakers for you?



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Do you want to save some time, money and a lot of stress? Invest in a professional designer to help manifest the visions for your space and manage the project for you.


When you have your list, I highly recommend a construction package to be produced and hire a professional to do this for you, it will be worth the investment on the front end knowing what you are getting along with a well thought out plan. Once you have a layout you like, the next step is to pull together the products and finishes for your kitchen. Once you have this information and you’re happy with it, the package can then can be sent to builders, a cabinet maker or kitchen manufacturer for pricing.



plants and natural elements used in this kitchen
Delightfully delicious Devol kitchen

These simple questions will save you time and money and give you the right results for you your home and the planet!


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