How to Brief a Kitchen Designer

By September 24, 2018 No Comments

A new kitchen can be one of the best things to ever happen to your home, and it’s easy to see why. When you strip away the old, run-down worktops, cabinets and features to replace them with new ones, the end result is always fantastic.  

However, this is often down to one person, and that’s the kitchen designer. They’re the person who will help you to create the perfect kitchen, but you have to be mindful of the fact that they will work to your brief. To make sure you get the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of, we’re going to take a look at some of the different things you should consider when you brief your kitchen designer.

What You Like (And Don’t Like) About Your Old Kitchen

When you’re briefing our kitchen designer, it’s often worth having taken the time beforehand to figure out what it is that you actually like and dislike about the current kitchen you have.

There’s a lot of benefits to this. First of all, you’re going to be providing the kitchen designer with a reference point to start their design with. Secondly, you’re going to be giving them a good understanding of what to avoid. For a lot of people, their new kitchen is an evolution of the old one. Yes, some people do go for a complete remodel, but a lot of people go for something similar to their old one which addresses their issues with it. If you’re emphasising the bits, you’d quite like to keep and the bits you don’t, you’ll be on your way to a dream kitchen.

Consider Space

Space can be a big thing in a kitchen. You won’t be any further forward if you go to the time and money of upgrading your kitchen if you then can’t move around in it.

Therefore, when you’re briefing the kitchen designer, you need to make sure that you’ve got the space you want and need. Consider how each of the different areas and worktops will impact upon how you can move around, and what you need to do to get the most space possible. Perhaps certain items should be grouped together in one place for convenience. Making sure your kitchen designer understands the area you need is vital for guaranteeing that you get a kitchen with the room to move around in that you’re looking for.

Overall, these are just a few of the different things that you should consider when it comes to briefing your kitchen designer. Understanding what’s important to you and what you want to change is one of the core components of a successful kitchen. We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen, preparing food, eating or even just using it as a family space, so it needs to look it’s best and feel like somewhere worth going into. That’s why working closely with our design team will help get it right.

Our kitchen designers are currently working from home, please get in touch and we can chat through your kitchens design plans with you.