What to Bring When Visiting a Kitchen Showroom: A Full Guide

Nov 28, 2023

Getting Your Kitchen Showroom Visit Right

Buying a new kitchen is a daunting prospect. For many people, it may be their first and potentially only time. There are many steps to the process and it’s not always a quick or easy thing. This guide will help alleviate some of the initial stress by telling you what to bring when visiting a kitchen showroom.

The Wish List

All designers want to make your dreams come true. So bring the wishlist no matter how big or small. It’s better to write everything down no matter how unrealistic they may seem.

The more ideas you have the easier it is for designers to come up with different visions for your dream space.

Have a list of things that are non-negotiables but realistic such as a dishwasher or wine cooler. What are the things that you will need to use and rely on in day-to-day life?

 

Kitchen Wish List

Colour and Style Ideas

The colour of your kitchen will be one of the biggest factors in what the final project looks like. Many suppliers now will even complete special orders for you to get the exact colour that you want. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to have two or three different options in mind. 

In line with the colour options, there are also different styles of kitchen that you can select (see our guide below). While this can seem daunting to get your head around any good designer should be able to guide you through the different options and how they may benefit you. 

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Lifestyle Considerations

Do you want your kitchen to be a more functional or social space? Do you want it purely for preparing or for dining too? Do you need a large surface area or not?

Answers to these and similar questions will start to draw a picture of how you want your new kitchen to look. You want your kitchen to blend seamlessly into your day-to-day life, whether you use it more sparingly or as your main social hub. Think about how often you will be using the space and its main purposes outside of food preparation before heading into a new design. 

Budgeting Guidelines

Kitchens probably have the largest range of budget of any room in the house. This is why it’s best to come up with a budgeting range from £x to £y. There are so many factors that can change the price and some of them may not be discovered until further down the line. Having flexibility in your budget allows you to make informed decisions.

The final amount you will pay will be determined by the size, design, and specifications of your selected kitchen. It may be worth keeping another budget for your worktops/flooring/tiles to help you design each aspect. 

All the Questions

As mentioned previously this will likely be your first time buying a new kitchen and you will have lots of questions. Leave no question no matter how big or small unasked.

Designers are there to guide you through the journey while allowing you to have free reign over your creativity. Also, come with an open mind. When you start delving into all the options you may see things that you didn’t know existed. 

In conclusion, armed with measurements, colour ideas, lifestyle considerations, budget guidelines, and an open mind, your visit to the Stone and Earth kitchen showroom becomes a collaborative and tailored experience.

The more information you provide, the better equipped our designers will be to create a kitchen that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. At Stone and Earth, we are dedicated to transforming your kitchen dreams into reality, ensuring that every detail is meticulously crafted to perfection.

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