Renovation Tips for Your Kitchen

Installing a new kitchen can be hard work. Here are some ways to make it easier.

Whether you’re investing in an interior designer or your renovating it yourself, installing a new kitchen can be a lot of hard work indeed. Whether you’re renovating a new house or you’re looking to update an old one, the kitchen is often one of the most important aspects of the house to get right. With its many appliances and uses throughout the day, ensuring that you have the perfect kitchen to suit your needs is vital to the comfort and function of your home. Below are some top tips for kitchen renovation.

What does your kitchen need to cater for?

First things first, you need to assess what you want to use your kitchen for. If the kitchen is going to be a space which caters for a wide range of guests, then you’ll need to make sure you have ample space for this, whilst if it is simply a cooking space, then you just need to think about the practical rather than the social elements.

Just cooking and storage

Cooking and storage is one of the main uses for a kitchen. First things first, you must work out what appliances you’re using in your kitchen space. There will undoubtedly be a fridge, a hob and a cooker, and if you are catering for those extra appliances, then there will also be a range of toasters, dishwashers, and anything else you can think of. Make sure that there is enough storage space for the amount of people who live in the property. Whether that be through a kitchen island or it’s for overhead storage, make sure you have enough space in your kitchen for everything you’ll need.

Dining and cooking

The range of kitchen appliances is one thing, but what your kitchen is catering for is quite another. If you intend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen or entertain guests quite often, then you’ll probably want to include a dining table of some sort as well as enough space for guests to roam around in. Of course, not all homes will be able to cater to such large spaces, and ensuring that you have everything you need to fully realise your dream kitchen is key to a great living space.

Heating your kitchen

There are a number of reasons why heating a kitchen can be tricky business. First off, the space is always sporadic in its heating, whilst the space itself is not used on a continuous basis. What’s more, kitchens are often low on space. Below are some of the top tips for kitchen heating.

Underfloor heating

Coming in either electric – dry – or water based – wet, underfloor heating systems are some of the best ways for non-invasive heating. Saving you space by being installed under the floor, UFH systems are some of the best designer radiators for prolonged and efficient heating systems. Whatever your needs, the underfloor heating system will warm and comfort your kitchen space, often being left on at low levels to maintain your perfect climate.

Vertical rads

Vertical radiators come in designer and coloured radiator models and utilise height over width to save you space in your kitchen. With both dual fuel and electric models, these radiators can be flexible and efficient, ensuring maximum ease of use in your home.