Installing a new kitchen is a very exciting time, and in most cases is one that is well overdue! There is nothing quite like switching up an old and tired design to something that is bang on-trend and gives your building a whole new look and feel. It is human nature to try and get to the end result as quickly as possible, but carefully deliberating over some important decisions that can help you achieve the design of your dreams efficiently.

If you don’t think about some of these key points thoroughly, you could be left with a final product that you are unhappy with, which could prove to be an expensive mistake to make! Here are some of the main points highlighted by Kitchen Warehouse…

Counter space

One of the main things that people overlook when designing their new kitchen is the amount of counter space that they need to leave themselves. Don’t get us wrong, we are big advocates of being efficient with your space, and neatly putting your appliances and storage options where you can, to provide an even spread of space throughout the room. But there is a line that needs to be drawn on how much counter space that should be left!

Countertop space is a must in order to eat or prepare food and wash up comfortably. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, you will have to plan accordingly so you don’t leave yourself short on space, providing a better living experience all round.

Sufficient lighting?

As we have championed at Kitchen Warehouse before, lighting is one of the most important aspects of your kitchen. Yes, just as crucial as your kitchen cabinets, doors and appliances! More lighting in your kitchen, whether this is natural light through windows or artificial ceiling light, helps give off the illusion that your room is bigger than it actually is, and who wouldn’t want that?

It is important to consider what kind of lighting may be best for your kitchen, and how it could complement the colour scheme you are going for. You can read our dedicated blog on how best to light up your kitchen to find out more.

Would an expert opinion help?

On many occasions, we have seen customers come to us with a kitchen nightmare, as they didn’t trust an expert to design the kitchen for them first time around. It is easy to get over-excited in the design process and the ideas in your head could look great mapped down on paper but be disappointing in reality.

Help from an expert during the design process is a great way of giving you new ideas that could work even better or giving you peace of mind that your ideas will look just as show-stopping when you come to see your kitchen in person for the first time.

Will you be happy for years to come?

As you have probably already realised, installing a whole new kitchen can be an expensive process, as on top of replacing your kitchen cupboards and doors, you have to think about lighting, appliances and other purchases that make your kitchen uniquely yours.

You should look towards a design that you are 100% comfortable with. We recommend that you opt for shades and styles that are what you consider as “timeless” meaning they won’t be going out of trend any time soon! This is so you don’t quickly fall out of love with your new kitchen design and are left longing for a new kitchen makeover that is likely to cost a pretty penny.

Get in touch

The team at Kitchen Warehouse are always happy to speak about all things kitchens with our customers and provide our expert opinion if needed. We have almost 15 years’ experience as a business, and much more than that in collective years of kitchen know-how as a team, so we will happily help you to the best of our ability.

Be sure to browse through our range of kitchen units for sale and replacement kitchen doors to see if there is a colour or finish you like in particular.

If you have any enquiries about our service, products or kitchens in general then contact us today by calling 01765 640000 or emailing us at You can also fill out our online enquiry form with any detailed questions you may have.

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