Too often, expert insight is overlooked which can drastically impact the finished project.
Industry experts from The Studio Collection – members of the African Institute for Interior Design Professions - have outlined some of the more common mistakes people make when planning to re-model the kitchen. Remember too, to take what the knowledge you acquire and apply it to your individual circumstance.
Form over function
When building a kitchen there's a natural inclination to discuss the 'look' first - glass or paint? Wood or quartz? But, before you rush into the mood-boards and start plotting out the look of your kitchen, think deeply about your lifestyle and how you use your kitchen. Do you entertain? Do you cook yourself or does someone do it for you?
Do you have young kids that are going to scribble on everything? Are you a particularly messy cook? These considerations are the most important starting points because they will ensure that your design is fundamentally practical and certain features are given priority.