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I want a new kitchen, where do i start??

So where do i start?

1. Do some research by using kitchen magazines or books and work out what style you like. These magazines also show you the latest componants you can have in a kitchen. So start a scrapbook and fill it with your clippings and ideas.

Of course sometimes people have absolutly know idea what they are after style/ colour or design so this is where a Kitchen Designer comes in handy.

2. Set yourself a budget and also a rough time frame when you want the kitchen either started or finished by. Having a budget helps the designer know if the style/finishes you are looking at is within that amount. Remember to include things such as flooring, painting, appliances and splashbacks in your expenses.

3. If you dont have a cabinet maker or designer in mind the next step is to visit some kitchen showrooms, good idea to ring ahead and make an appointment so you know they can spend as much time with you as you need.

4. From there the kitchen designer or builder will make a time to come and do a measure of your kitchen/room and they should then be able to design something up for you and then quote from there.

So take your time and dont be scared to ask the designer many questions. You need to ensure the design of your kitchen is exactly what you want as it is a big expense and the centrepiece of your home.

Fast Fact: The average value of a new kitchen is $19,990.