After a truly fantastic UK summer that broke many records, thousands of British citizens are now getting ready for the oncoming cold months by giving their homes a bit of a spring clean. Some are even going further than this and opting to redesign certain rooms ready for the many visitors they’ll receive during the Christmas period and early spring.
So if that applies to you, chances are you might be considering what improvements you can undertake in your kitchen to make it more welcoming to guests. Well, luckily for you i’ve redesigned my kitchen many times, and picked up a lot of great tips along the way. With that in mind, i’ve written this article to highlight some of the things you’ll need to consider if you’re planning on doing the same.
Always Measure Your Space
Before heading down to your local home furniture store, it’s important that you spend a few minutes working out all the different dimensions of your kitchen. This will help you to avoid buying too many items, or products that simply won’t fit inside.
Consider How You Use The Room
Most people only use their kitchens for cooking and possibly eating (if it’s big enough), however, those of us with more space may also find guests congregating in the room during visits and parties. So, think ahead and ensure you don’t clog up your kitchen if this tends to happen in your home. Ideally you want the room to look as warm and stylish as possible.
Stick To Your Budget
Admittedly, this is always an important one, but more than sticking to your budget, you want to ensure you spread your money evenly. The last thing you want to do is spend 80% of your allocated savings on a breakfast bar, as this will leave you with a far reduced amount for decorative items like paint and wallpaper.
Don’t Forget Your Table
If your kitchen is big enough it’s always wise to buy a quality dining table, as this will reduce the chances of guests having to eat meals on their laps. Just make sure you take your measurements along whenever purchasing something of this size as having to send the delivery driver back because the table won’t fit can be rather embarrassing and will certainly waste some of your precious time.
Opt For Barstools
For those amongst you who really can’t fit a dining table or breakfast bar in the room, try picking up some bar stools and keeping them in a cupboard. This will allow you to get them out whenever guests have come to visit, and with a little luck should allow them to use your kitchen units as a table should the need arise.
So there you have it my friends. That was my top tips for picking out the most suitable kitchen furniture possible, regardless of the size of your workspace. I hope the information above has been useful to you, and I thank you for choosing my advice over the vast array of other options.