Kitchens Design & Cabinets – Kitchen Showroom Ashburton

Undertaking a kitchen renovation can be a daunting task. There is the budget to be worked out, the potential disruption to your home, and a lot of decisions to be made. To make it easier, you should itemise all of the main features you require from your remodelled kitchen – a wish list, so to speak. This will give you a starting point from which to work out a plan for costs, and even a possible timeframe, and also make sure you don’t forget anything you really want or need to achieve with your new kitchen.

Appliances are a major part of any kitchen, and in many kitchens, the workspace will be organised around the location of the fridge freezer, the sink or dishwasher, and the oven or cooker. An early decision about the type of oven or cooker can make designing the rest of your kitchen a more straight-forward task.

The great thing about an extensive remodelling or kitchen renovation is that you aren’t limited in your choice of oven or cooker by the existing layout and space. So first off, the question is, cooker or free-standing oven with separate hob?

A cooker can be a cost-effective solution, as well as being a beautiful feature in its own right, and with many styles available, kitchen designers in Ashburton will agree that they are a popular choice. An aga style can be a wonderful addition to a traditional style kitchen, or a larger stainless steel model can be a sleek addition to a contemporary kitchen. In smaller kitchens in Ashburton, a small stand-cooker will optimise the use of space, and may also allow for more counter space than a separate hob and oven combination would. It is worth considering the safety implications with this option, as a stand-alone cooker may make pots and pans on the stove more easily accessible to small children.

A separate oven and hob however, potentially allow for greater flexibility in terms of location. An oven can be set higher up within the cabinets, allowing for easy opening to save bending over to carefully lever out hot items. In a large kitchen, it’s quite common to have a double oven, which is great for those who love cooking and entertaining, or for those who have large families to cater for.

For advice and information on kitchens and kitchens renovations, contact Ultimate Kitchens today. With kitchen builders in Ashburton to assist you through the design process – from choosing your cooker to your lighting – you can be sure your finished kitchen will be worth the effort.