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Budgeting for your dream kitchen – New Design Kitchens’ Top Tips

Purchasing a new kitchen is a major investment and one that takes a lot of planning. The first thing you need to do is consider your budget and then you can begin the excitement of selecting your new kitchen. New Design Kitchens in Cannock have a great show room on two floors and this is a fabulous place to visit for inspiration. Take a look at their website on the following link Their staff are really knowledgeable and friendly and of course you are not obliged to make a purchase. Here are some tips I hope they help -

  1. Decide what your budget is and then the more difficult part stick to it! The budget has to be realistic and one you can manage and you also may want to consider whether you plan to stay in your home for a while if not you may not want to spend as much.

  2. As with all plans – they don’t always go to plan! So it is wise to put aside money for unexpected expenses. Most companies would suggest around 15% of your kitchen budget.

  3. Prioritise – decide what components of the kitchen are more important to you than others. This will help when you meet up with the professionals. It is also good to look around at examples of kitchens, visit a show room, buy magazines and there is always the good old internet. Setting the budget may mean making compromises. If you consider yourself an at-home chef and absolutely must have a high-end cooker, be prepared to allocate more of your budget towards appliances. Please follow the link to view some exceptional appliances Be realistic about the components you need versus the items you want.

  4. Meet with a professional kitchen designer they will help you with a design and give you a comprehensive costing of your project. They will also be able to give you a breakdown of costs. Look at their previous work and reviews. A professional who understands what you are hoping to achieve and the ability to work within your budget is crucial.

  5. Do some of the easy stuff yourself wherever possible, for example take out the old units, remove flooring etc.

  6. Think about whether it is practical for you to remain in your home whilst work is going on and the possibility of overnight accommodation costs.

Kitchens make a lasting impression and the creation of an upgraded kitchen will go a long way to increasing the value of your home. Good luck with your dream kitchen.