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A kitchen is a place that takes care of one of your biggest needs.

It is here where you prepare meals for yourself or the whole family, so it needs to be a functional space.

It is also a room in which you spend time in every single day, so you want it to look nice too! It can also be a great space to entertain in if you have enough room for a breakfast bar or an open-plan kitchen and dining room.

Practicality

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When designing a new kitchen, think very carefully about what you use your kitchen for.

It’s good to know what you actually need before visiting any shops, so you don’t get swayed over by exciting products that you really won’t use. If you don’t drink wine except on special occasions, then do you really need that built-in wine rack?

There are lots of clever storage solutions out there, so of course, do take it all in and do your research, but don’t be persuaded to get things you don’t really need. The best place to start is your current kitchen, as it’s the best evidence of what works and what doesn’t work for you.

Sleek and Chic

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Once you know what needs to be included in your kitchen, the different sized cupboards and cabinets and the general layout, you can start on the fun stuff.

There are so many options available for customising your kitchen, with worktops and doors, handles and floors, you have so many details to think about.

You should gather visual inspiration and ideas to get an idea for the style you want you to achieve, but also be clear about your budget and what materials you can afford, if there is a certain look you want then you may have to shop around to find something that fits both your style and your budget.

Maintaining the Cleanliness

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If you are spending lots of money on a new kitchen, then looking after it is important. Keeping up the appearance of a new kitchen can be achieved with a thorough clean.

When dirt, dust, and grime build up, it can cause damage to your kitchen and make your kitchen look much older. To keep the fresh and clean appearance of your kitchen, don’t slack on your cleaning responsibilities.

It is much easier to clean things up as you use them, as grease and dirt that has built up over a long time are much more stubborn to remove. Keeping things clean not only includes surfaces and small appliances but big appliances too such as your oven and dishwasher.

If you don’t know where to start then don’t worry, it is not as difficult and scary as you think. If you want to get everything done all in one go and really give your kitchen an intense clean, then this guide is a good place to start.

Keeping Things in Working Order

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With a nice new kitchen in place, you want to keep things running smoothly. When purchasing appliances, they often come with warranties, but if the warranties run out or are not suitable then you will need to be prepared. There are good companies which offer repair and replacement services.

Sites such as serviceforce.co.uk offer these services, as well as having manufacturing guides to a variety of appliances should you need one. It’s good to keep guides and manuals as they offer valuable information and can help when troubleshooting any issues that you may have.

Having a brand-new kitchen is exciting and will make a huge improvement to the value of your home. These tips should help to ensure your new kitchen works effortlessly for you, to provide a space that is both practical and functional, as well as stylish and invigorating. Good luck and happy designing!