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5 common mistakes people make when they’re choosing their new kitchen

PUBLISHED: 10:29 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:39 14 July 2016

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The kitchen is where all of the magic happens, bringing families together for a shared love of food and quality time spent together. Now that the time is right and your dream kitchen is underway, just make sure to avoid these common mistakes when choosing your new kitchen design.

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Going it alone

Building cabinets and installing kitchen appliances may seem pretty straightforward, but even the most detailed of plans can go awry. Have an expert assess your space and make recommendations. It will save you a lot of money and help you maximise the value of your investment.

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Trying to save money with DIY solutions

While your local hardware store may be full of inexpensive, DIY kitchen solutions, you inevitably get what you pay for. Made from low-quality materials, these out-of-the-box options are easily damaged, nearly impossible to repair, and hard to maintain. Since the styles are primarily trend-driven, they also look dated rather quickly, so it’s best to find an affordable alternative that meets your budget.

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Choosing convenience over quality

Buying a ready-made kitchen from the box may have your project finished in a weekend, but for the absolute best results take the time to sit down with an expert and hammer out all of the details. Made-to-measure kitchens last 2-3 times longer than their DIY counterparts, have higher quality finishes, and can be tailored to your specific tastes.

Choosing the wrong appliances

Even though you have spent loads on a bespoke kitchen design, the wrong appliances can ruin the whole thing. Make sure to use brands you can trust that are known for their quality and durability. AEG appliances, for example, come with a five year warranty and Neff, Siemens or Bosch appliances each come with a two year warranty. The finishing touches can make all the difference, so accessorize from top to toe! Working with a professional kitchen design company allows you to choose from a wide selection of colours, styles, and finishes to make your bespoke kitchen your own.

Following trends

Trends change in the blink of an eye, leaving you with a kitchen that looks dated long before its time. According to John Wood, owner of Transform Interiors, “The right kitchen should remain timeless, sleek and fully functionally for up to 20 years.” Talking to an expert is the best way to determine which trends are here to stay.

As a Which? Approved trader with over 36 years of industry experience, Transform Interiors specialises in designing and installing bespoke kitchens using the highest quality products in over 1,100 different finishes. From traditional to contemporary, these made-to-measure kitchens are perfect for creating a seamless home that truly lets your personality shine.

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