Planning Your New Kitchen or Bathroom
We have provided a few considerations that might assist you in planning your dream interior.
Start by considering the functional aspects of your new kitchen or bathroom. What utilities are presently available within the space you are looking to transform and will you need to add to or upgrade them? Modern kitchen appliances can place strains on aged wiring setups, is your hot water gravity fed or not? do you want to look at moving to gas from another fuel? If you are unsure what to look for and what your options, there is no better reason to ask one of our highly experienced staff for advice or assistance, we would be happy to help.
It’s always important to identify any work you need to do to your utilities BEFORE you get too far into a new kitchen or bathroom project, you want to avoid having to undo work already completed to make right an overlooked issue after flooring, tiling, decorating or kitchen/bathroom assemblies have begun.
Main considerations should be: water supply, electricity supply, fuel source for cooking, hot water and heating, sewerage and waste water and ventilation.
It feels like lighting could have gone into the section with utilities but as it’s own design consideration it is huge. How you light a room can have a massive impact on feel and use of the living space, from setting a mood to providing functional, working light – light sources are extremely important for a number of reasons.
The main considerations for lighting are where it is located, how many and what size the light sources are, are light sources used as features in a room and what functional lighting is required.
At Hughes & Innes we can guide you on various aspects of lighting including downlighters, spot lights, recessed lighting, under counter lighting, LED lighting, floor level lighting and much, much more.
Colour, palette and tone obviously go a very long way to dictating how your new room will appear and be perceived. Particular colours align well with certain kitchen styles, such as pastels with country and classic styles, and bright, high contrast colours with contemporary styles. Matching colours across a variety of applications can be a difficult thing to do with some visual representation, how do you know that the cupboard doors, bar stools and wall colours won’t clash?
We keep a large number of swatch books and samples within our Inverness show room, allowing you see how colours react in different lights, what colours compliment and what colours clash – sometimes a very difficult task to achieve when selecting components over the internet.
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How You Use The Space
Take into consideration how you use available space in your home and whether a new kitchen or bathroom can improve how you use available space. Free up space in kitchens by looking at clever storage cupboards, add work spaces with a free standing island, do you go for a shower unit or bath, select vertical heaters for tight spaces – there are so many ways that you best utilise the space you have an perhaps even improve how well you’re currently using your kitchen or bathroom.
Part of our design process is to create a scale drawing to help plan out your new kitchen or bathroom, detailing the layouts taking into account available space in 3 dimensions (alcoves, recesses and combs come into play very often!) once we have refined a design and decided on your installation options we can even produce a 3D render so that you can sign off your dream room having seen it from all angles.
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