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HOME: When you want to create a kitchen with heart, first, remember to ask these kitchen design questions.
HOME: When you want to create a kitchen with heart, first, remember to ask these kitchen design questions.

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When you want to create a kitchen with heart, first, remember to ask these kitchen design questions.

THE kitchen is the heart of every family home. It’s the space where messes are made and stories are told. It’s where you can go grab a post-work pick-me-up or catch the kids trying to snatch a midnight snack.

Whether you’re renovating, or building a new home, there are several questions to ask yourself that will help make the whole kitchen design process enjoyable, stress-free and exciting.

What is the purpose of your new kitchen?

Figure out why you are now making this investment of your time and resources.

Are you planning on selling your house soon and simply want to increase its market value with a stunning new kitchen?

Are you in your dream home and want to open your kitchen up so it will fl ow wonderfully into the adjoining rooms?

Or are you improving your kitchen because you just love to cook and you want a more functional, better designed kitchen to enjoy?

What is it that your new kitchen simply must have?

Take the time to create a list of the features you absolutely must have, examples being as many drawers as possible for ease of access and storage, large island for socialising with the family while preparing tea.

Undoubtedly, these will be the things that compelled you to start thinking about your kitchen. These must-haves will become the inflexible fundamentals of your new design.

What is your new kitchen budget?

Set a budget. Even if the sky’s the limit, establish a budget on what you’re willing to invest in this project.

Of course, investing in the best the first time around will certainly save you grief.

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your new kitchen: those new drawers, cabinets, and appliances will be opened and closed countless times throughout the years.

By investing in a great design, good-quality hardware and finishes, the functionality and beauty of your kitchen will stand the test of time.