How to order a new kitchen

So, you have decided to get a new kitchen, that’s great news…but where do you start?

 A new kitchen is exciting but don’t let it become a stressful experience, here at Meridien Interiors our team are the experts at planning and designing new kitchens. They have some words of advice to make the process of a new kitchen that much easier.

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Kitchen Wishlist

Think about what you like and what you don’t like in your existing kitchen. Write a list of what works and what you want and need in your new kitchen.

Does your old kitchen have redundant spaces, storage that you can’t fully use with items being lost to the back of the cupboard forever? Therefore, your new kitchen needs to include clever storage solutions. A Corner pull out unit is perfect, and they enable you to see everything in the cupboards with ease.

What are your kitchen must haves? Up to date kitchen technology, kitchen appliances that will make your life easier!

Now is the perfect time to change the look and feel of your kitchen, are you going to be bold with your colour choices and finishes. Is your kitchen going to be ultra-modern or will you prefer a traditional shaker style…now is the time to have your dream kitchen.

Get inspiration from looking at home and kitchen magazines. If you are more digitally inclined, then Pinterest in a great source of kitchen design inspiration.

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Kitchen Layout

Your new kitchen layout all depends on the space that you have available and how and where you want things positioned.

It is also important to take into consideration how you are going to be using the space. Is the kitchen going to be just a place to cook in or will it be a multi-functional space for the whole family to enjoy?

Take note of where the plumbing and electrical points are, will these be changing or staying where they are?

When designing your kitchen layout, think about where you want to be standing whilst preparing a meal, or when you are doing the washing up. If its going to be an open plan space, are you going to include a kitchen island? A kitchen island is perfect for an open place space, creating a divider between the spaces and a place to sit at.

Our kitchen designers will get the most out of the space you have available, offering ideas that you may well never have considered.

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Kitchen Carcass

A good quality kitchen starts with the basics. A good quality carcass is a great foundation. At Meridien Interiors we offer carcasses that are manufactured locally, with precision construction. With over 72 carcass colours to chose from, it means that you can match to the door and drawer fronts as required.

Built to fit your kitchen specifically, meaning that your kitchen fits your house absolutely perfectly!

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Kitchen Style

A new fitted kitchen is the perfect time to create a kitchen that suits you and your family.

Not only in its functionality but with its styling. Whatever your choice, modern, contemporary, traditional with a twist or country style there are options for everyone’s taste.

All kitchen styles come with standard colours and finishes, but in an ever-increasing world of standing out from the crowd you can always opt for a bespoke colour for your kitchen cabinets. Colour matching to your favorite lipstick or pair of shoes even! Mix and match the colours and finishes, a high gloss finish with a natural wood has a stunning effect.

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Kitchen Worktops

The worktops are a place where you shouldn’t skimp in the budget. This is the place that is going to see the most action in any kitchen. Get the best worktop that your budget will allow.  There are several worktop options to choose from, Quartz, laminate, and solid wood, to name just a few. New worksurfaces are becoming available all the time. With new engineering technology creating durable and affordable worktops.

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Kitchen Order

Ready to order your dream kitchen? Book an appointment with the design team to come and visit the showroom. A visit to the showroom will allow you the chance to see the quality of the kitchens that we have available. You will also be able to see the high standard of installation.

On meeting with your kitchen designer be honest about what you want and don’t want. What you like and don’t like and what your budget is. This all makes it that much easier for the designer to create a kitchen that you will fall in love with, fitting with your styles and budget.

We have a great track record in design, supply, and installation of fitted kitchens. We are a family run business with a team of experts that create the best kitchens for customers time and time again.

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