Choosing a kitchen

Choosing a kitchen from AJ Builders, refurbishment and Painters and decorating

By: AJ Builders, refurbishment and Painters and decorating  18/03/2009
Keywords: kitchen

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 kitchen.


Picking 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.

'Individuality 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.'

Using 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.

Coloured 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.

Give us a call on 020 8785 2699

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