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 CHOOSE YOUR
KITCHEN STYLE
WITH THE HELP OF AN INDEPENDENT RETAILER
    There are a multitude of decisions to be made when planning a new kitchen, so it pays to seek advice from
an independent kitchen designer. They will have the experience and knowledge to help you decide if it’s a sleek contemporary kitchen you desire, or the timeless appeal of a more traditional style.
Modern kitchens will usually have frameless cabinets
and could be handleless or have a slimline handle. The furniture will be matched with a high performance solid worktop such as quartz or Corian. Gloss doors are losing popularity to matt doors, especially the super matt finishes that are smoother than earlier matt finishes, making them easy to clean and hardwearing. Cooker hoods can make
a statement or be hidden away, with glass splashbacks adding colour and drama.
If a classic Shaker kitchen is more your style, then there is plenty of choice as this popular look has been updated
with modern elements making it suitable for any home, including new shapes and no bevelled edges. A neutral colour scheme will never date and can be enhanced with an accent colour,
on an island or with a complementary carcass colour seen in open shelves. You can add a contemporary feel with a brighter colour or by matching a Shaker door with modern handles, taps and worktops.
The key to any decision on your kitchen design is your own particular style. You may not know what that is when you start but working with
a good kitchen designer can help you find
it. Take care to choose a reputable company and visit a number of showrooms before you make any decisions. If you choose a member of the national trade association, the Kbsa, your retailer will adhere to an Approved Code of Conduct and be subject to strict monitoring. They will usually manage the complete project for you and you can be confident that you will receive first class customer service.
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 Visit the Kbsa website for more useful advice, information and inspiration, you can also find your nearest Kbsa retailer- www.kbsa.org.uk
Kitchen images, from top: Surrey Country Kitchen, Brayer Designs, Rational Tio Kitchen Designed By Open Haus Kitchens, Meir Black Designs Taps, meirblack.co.uk
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