The kitchen design is something that needs to be considered carefully as there is so much to incorporate into the room. Professional kitchen designers will be able to make the most from any size of kitchen, fitting in all your appliances and necessary sockets.
As the hub of your home it’s important to have something that you’re happy with and will make a big impression when you’re entertaining guests.
By ensuring time and effort is spent on the kitchen and its design, you’ll be able to add value to your home. With the range available for products such as the worktops and flooring, you’ll be able to find something that’s both attractive and has all the necessary qualities.
Kitchen worktop ideas
Your kitchen’s design will inevitably revolve around the worktop. The cabinets and the flooring especially will be based on which material and colour you opt for, so it’s worth spending time to consider your options.
Natural stone worktops
Marble and granite are two examples of natural stone worktops and their main quality is strength and durability. They can resist impacts whilst being hardwearing and water resistant. Combined, these properties make natural worktops an obvious choice for the kitchen and many designers will recommend this material.
If you’re on a tight budget but still want to create a great look in your kitchen for little cost, laminate worktops could be your answer. They’re made specially to replicate other materials, such as wooden or stone worktops. Laminate worktops will last for years but don’t have the same hardwearing properties of stone and can easily be scratched. This makes chopping boards a necessity.
If it’s the aesthetic appeal you’re after, nothing beats wood as a worktop material. Wooden worktops are great for traditional looks and have some fantastic qualities for the kitchen including durability and water resistance. One problem is that they will scratch easily, but this is countered by cutting boards.
Kitchen design quotes
Designing your kitchen can seem a nightmare with so much to consider. This is why using a professional to design and then install your perfect kitchen is the best route to take.
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Kitchens activity in December 2013
Kitchens Projects in the UK in December 2013
|November 2013||October / November|
|East Of England||12,601||16%|
|Yorkshire & Humber||11,388||14%|
Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.
Energy Performance of Houses
The below data displays the energy performance of houses in Uk. Energy ratings range from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the very least efficient. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating factors heavily when trying to sell your home, as possible buyers will see how much they're likely to be paying for their heating expenses. House improvements including insulation help you to drastically increase a home's EPC rating.