The kitchen is the number one improvement that
prospective buyers look for. Relocation, Relocation’s Kirstie Allsopp
presents her complete guide to designing the perfect look for your
the right units is a balance between what’s going to work in your room,
what captures the latest trend, what will appeal to future buyers and
what you like. Keep thoughts of resale at the back of your mind, as
anything too personal or cutting edge may deter future buyers. If you
want to add your own bold, individual touches, use wall paint and
accessories that are easy to change.
has been the clearest trend over the past few years,’ says Mark
Wilkinson. ‘Rather than a specific colour, a mixture of colours that
makes a scheme unique to the homeowner is prevalent. Also, it’s popular
to use different paint colours on the same kitchen, with a focus piece
in maple or walnut.'
darker floor cupboards and paler doors for wall units will help open
out a room and add contemporary detail. Dark wood is great for creating
maximum impact in large rooms or knocked-through spaces. Gloss finishes
are all the rage too, and reflective surfaces are great for maximising
the light, but children’s sticky finger marks can be a problem.
units are readily available – high street suppliers offer a limited
range of colours, so if you have a very specific shade in mind, try a
supplier such as ,
which has literally hundreds to choose from. When it comes to
construction materials, coloured and high-gloss options tend to be
laminated board or MDF, while the wood options will either be veneered
or solid wood.
High style is now affordable. is offering ultra-modern and inexpensive designs, such as Abstrakt in glossy red or sleek brown Hallarum. Tiko from ’s contemporary range combines a dark wenge-coloured look with recessed handles – key trends in kitchens right now. and German homeowners love this look, so manufacturers such as , and have it honed to a T.
AJ Brown Co. will help you find the best suited kitchen for your home. Whether cost-effective or extravagant, we will measure up the area, and descuss your needs.
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