Make a kitchen remodel work for your family
1. Although it’s tempting to head to your nearest showroom and pick your dream kitchen style, it’s better to get some practical ideas to start with, so you can keep within a budget.
2. Before you begin looking at designs, fully assess your needs first. Have a clearout, then really look at the space and how you use it. For instance, do you need more or less storage, is an island something you’d love, do you need more space and, if so, can you extend?
3. You should also think about plumbing, heating and lighting before you begin. Do you need to update the plumbing? What’s your preferred method of lighting, and do you want various light sources?
4. Create an online moodboard or Pinterest page of inspirational shots and products, so you can see how these work together. Consider consulting a kitchen designer, who can help map out options for the space and give expert advice on things you may not have thought about.
Words and styling by Rosaline Erskine / photos by Fiona Walker-Arnott