How to plan your dream kitchen – the key things to consider

PUBLISHED: 17:14 11 September 2020 | UPDATED: 17:14 11 September 2020

'The lighting you choose and where it is placed can make a big difference.' Picture: Paul Griffiths

'The lighting you choose and where it is placed can make a big difference.' Picture: Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

Ian Roche, managing director of Kitchen Emporium in Wigan, shares what you need to think about when designing your new kitchen and the benefits of choosing a bespoke option.

'The latest German style of sleek, handle-less kitchens is stunning.' Picture: Paul Griffiths'The latest German style of sleek, handle-less kitchens is stunning.' Picture: Paul Griffiths

Q: What should I consider when choosing my new kitchen?

A: Think about the style you’d like - would you prefer a traditional kitchen, or something more modern? The latest German style of sleek, handle-less kitchens is stunning.

Next, look at the space you have. There are options for rooms of all sizes, from the latest open-plan style with statement islands, to the cosy, country-style kitchen.

'With bespoke kitchens the options are almost endless.' Picture: Kitchen Emporium'With bespoke kitchens the options are almost endless.' Picture: Kitchen Emporium

You may need more storage if your current layout doesn’t suit your needs. Older kitchen designs are not always fit for modern life.

Also consider if you need deeper or taller units, or even curved or angled units - all of which we can accommodate.

The lighting you choose and where it’s placed can make a big difference too. You can have pendant and zone lighting, both of which can enhance the finished look.

Q: What are your kitchen ‘do’s and don’ts’?

A: Where you place things is important – for example, it’s best to have a bigger worktop space next to the oven for meal preparation.

Look at how much natural light the room lets in and choose colours to complement – don’t paint your kitchen in dark colours if it lacks light.

Q: What’s the difference between a standard kitchen, and the bespoke option?

A: With bespoke kitchens the options are almost endless - if you can imagine it, we can probably make it to suit your needs.

They are particularly good if your kitchen has awkward angles or spaces as we can make the most of your space with clever design.

Many people think that bespoke means expensive, and although this can be the case, it is a good investment and can add value to your home. Because we design, manufacture and install our kitchens, we can offer a competitive price.

Our kitchens are FIRA Gold Award, meaning they’ve been tested and proven to be the best. They come with anti-slam doors and drawers as standard, which will last a lifetime. They’re inspired by German design, made in Great Britain, and are available in up to 1000 different colours.

Q: Why Kitchen Emporium?

A: We design our kitchens just for your home. We use high-end design software to produce stunning solutions that dare to be different.

Famously quoted by one of our customers: ‘We do not cut corners...we just fit them beautifully!’

Head to www.kitchenemporium.co.uk or call 01942 241 220 for more information. Visit them at 104-106 Ormskirk Road, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 9EB.

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