High quality, modern kitchens do not have to be expensive
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As many people consider new kitchen designs following lockdown, it is more important than ever to understand that high quality models can be cost-effective.
Ashraf Meza, director of Contemporary Home Design UK (CHDuk), in East London, which offers high specification German and Italian kitchens, explains why:
Q: Is this a good time to consider new kitchen ideas?
Yes, this is a great time. A new kitchen will have a positive impact on the value of your house and as one of the main focal points of your home it is always worth considering an upgrade.
Q: Does high quality have to mean expensive?
While it is always worth choosing the best possible, modern kitchen option for your home, no, high quality does not have to mean expensive. A good kitchen will certainly cost more initially than a low quality option, but it will not need to be repaired or changed as frequently and so will be more cost-effective in the long run. Whether you are looking at small kitchen ideas or something larger, there are some very reasonable, good quality kitchen designs to consider.
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Whatever style you are opting for – from a shaker kitchen through to a Scandinavian kitchen – choose a reputable company, which is renowned for its customer service. For us, high levels of customer service begin at the concept and design phase of kitchen planning and continue right through to installation and beyond. As we offer bespoke kitchens, good communication with our customers is essential and allows us to provide perfect kitchen solutions.
Q: What kitchen trends are you seeing in 2020?
Current trends continue with modern minimalist designs, featuring neutral colour shades and complementing wood effects and abstracts. Most importantly, we are still seeing ideas that incorporate social space within the kitchen design, with kitchen islands and peninsulas; kitchen dining ideas and open-plan spaces remain popular.
Q: What is your advice for people considering a new kitchen?
Research your options thoroughly but also take expert advice. Whether this is your first kitchen project or not, beginning it may initially seem daunting and overwhelming, but the right company can guide you. At CHDuk we have extensive experience and passion for all projects we undertake. We can help, advise, provide direction and actively manage complex projects to ensure smooth progress through to completion. We pride ourselves in problem solving and creating innovative new design solutions. With the wide range of brands and products we have, we are able to produce unique designs that would not be possible in other studios.