5 of Your Biggest Kitchen Questions Answered

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When it comes to choosing a kitchen, there are several factors to consider, from selecting the right colour scheme to finding the perfect worktop. In this post, we’ll answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to kitchens; including colour matching with grey kitchen units, options for a cashmere kitchen, painting kitchen worktops, kitchen installation time and the cost of kitchen extensions.

What colour matches with grey kitchen units?

Grey is a versatile and popular choice for kitchen units because it can be paired with a wide range of colours and styles. The right combination of colours can add depth, character, and warmth to your kitchen, creating a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining. When it comes to choosing styles that match, there are a few options to consider depending on your personal taste.

  1. Neutral tones such as white, beige, and cream can provide a timeless and classic look, while also creating a sense of lightness and airiness in the kitchen.
  2. Cool tones like blue or green can create a calming and refreshing atmosphere, while also complementing the cool undertones of grey.
  3. Warm tones like yellow or orange can add a pop of colour and create a cozy and inviting space.
  4. Metallic accents such as silver or gold can provide a modern and sleek look, while also adding a touch of luxury and sophistication.

Ultimately, the colour that matches with your grey kitchen units will depend on your personal style and preferences. Explore our Kitchen Range and experiment with different colour combinations and see which ones you like the most.

What worktop would go with a cashmere kitchen?

A cashmere kitchen is a beautiful and elegant choice for any home. We’ve gone ahead and outlined some options when selecting the perfect worktop to complement your cashmere kitchen:

  1. Marble: Marble is a luxurious and timeless choice that can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen. It comes in a range of colors and patterns to suit any style.
  2. Granite: Granite is a durable and low-maintenance option that is perfect for busy kitchens. It is available in a range of colors and finishes, from matte to high-gloss.
  3. Quartz: Quartz is a versatile and durable option that is resistant to scratches and stains. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, including options that mimic the look of marble or granite.
  4. Solid surface: Solid surface worktops, such as Corian, are a popular choice for modern kitchens. They are durable, easy to clean, and come in a range of colors and finishes.
  5. Wood: Wood worktops can add warmth and character to a cashmere kitchen. They are also durable and can be sanded and refinished if they become damaged over time.
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When selecting a worktop for your cashmere kitchen, it is important to consider factors such as durability, maintenance, and style. Let us help you choose the perfect worktop to suit your needs and preferences.

Is it possible to paint kitchen worktops?

Yes, it is possible to paint kitchen worktops. Painting your kitchen worktops is a cost-effective way to update the look of your kitchen without having to replace them. However, it is important to note that painting worktops is not a long-term solution and may require touch-ups over time.

To paint your kitchen worktops, you will need to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Clean the surface: Before painting your worktops, make sure to thoroughly clean them with soap and water to remove any dirt, grease, or grime.
  2. Sand the surface: Use a fine-grit sandpaper to roughen the surface of the worktop. This will help the paint adhere better.
  3. Apply primer: Apply a coat of primer to the worktop, making sure to cover the entire surface. Let the primer dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  4. Paint the worktop: Use a high-quality paint specifically designed for use on worktops. Apply a thin, even coat of paint, making sure to cover the entire surface. Let the paint dry completely before applying a second coat.
  5. Seal the worktop: Once the second coat of paint has dried, apply a sealant to the surface of the worktop to protect the paint from scratches and stains.

While painting your worktops can be a fun and easy DIY project, it is important to remember that it is not a long-term/permanent solution. Over time, the paint may begin to chip or wear away, and you may need to touch it up or repaint the worktop altogether. It is also important to note that painted worktops may not be as durable or resistant to scratches and stains as other worktop materials.

How long does it take to install a kitchen?

The time it takes to install a kitchen can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the kitchen, the complexity of the design, and the materials used. On average, a kitchen installation can take anywhere from one to four weeks. However, it is important to note that this is just an estimate, and the actual time it takes can vary depending on the specific project.

To ensure a smooth and efficient kitchen installation process, it is essential to work with a professional and experienced kitchen fitter. They can help you plan the project timeline and provide you with a realistic estimate of how long it will take. Explore our Do you offer an installation service? post and dive in to learn more.

What is the cost of a kitchen extension?

Whilst we don’t offer the ‘building’ side of kitchen extensions (we can recommend some great contractors!) we get asked this question a lot. The cost of a kitchen extension can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the size of the extension, the materials used, and the level of customisation involved. In general, a kitchen extension can cost anywhere from £10,000 to £50,000 (or even more!).

To get a better idea of the cost of a kitchen extension for your home, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  1. Size: The size of your kitchen extension will have a significant impact on the overall cost. A small extension, such as a single-story extension, will be less expensive than a larger two-story home extension.
  2. Materials: The materials used for your kitchen extension will also impact the cost. High-end materials such as granite, marble, or custom-made units will be more expensive than basic materials. This is where we specialise and can help, get in touch to explore options or view our Kitchen Range to get inspiration and ideas.
  3. Level of customisation: The level of customisation involved in your kitchen extension will also affect the cost. If you are looking for a completely custom design, the cost will be higher than a more basic extension.
  4. Labour costs: Labour costs can vary depending on the location, complexity of the project, and the experience of the builder. Again, we can recommend some trusted partners.
  5. Planning fees: Depending on the location and the scope of the project, there may be additional planning fees that need to be factored into the cost.

It is important to consult with a professional builder to get an accurate estimate of the cost of a kitchen extension for your home. Hand-in-hand with them, we can help you determine the best design, materials, and layout to fit your needs and budget.

Designing a kitchen involves many decisions, from selecting the perfect color scheme to choosing the right worktop. By considering factors such as style, durability, and functionality, you can create a beautiful and functional space.

If you’re looking to explore a range of kitchen options for your home, we invite you to check out our collection. Our kitchen range includes a variety of styles, colours, and finishes to suit every taste and budget. Contact us today to learn more and book a free consultation with one of our experienced team members.

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