03 March 2014

Make your Kitchen shine

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Kitchens can suffer serious wear and tear in their lifetime, which is not surprising considering how much this room is used! A new kitchen is known to add value to your property and give it that real WOW factor.

It’s important to consider weighing up the value of your property against the value of a new kitchen. Everyone has a budget to spend but quality really counts in a kitchen so it’s advisable to economise in other areas.

There are many things to consider when installing a new kitchen, one of the most important is the style of your kitchen. Do you dream of a kitchen that is timeless, linear, modern, shaker or something uniquely individual?

One of the hottest trends around are sleek, glossy finishes which can work equally well in a traditional or modern kitchen, giving your kitchen a fresh new look. If you have limited space to work with but want to create a lighter, brighter kitchen, gloss-effect units are the perfect solution to reflect light and make your room appear bigger than it is. Choosing a bold monochrome pallet can make your kitchen beautifully modern yet choosing a subtle yet stylish grey or cream can work well in a traditional or vintage style kitchen.

Stunning Kitchen Appliances

Remember to choose stunning appliances to match your scheme along with show-stopping accessories which reflect your style and transform your space. Making a statement with your lighting will reflect your style, from subtle spotlights to large glossy pendants or even a fabulous chandelier. A top tip is to keep your walls and floors white as this will also help to ensure the space is light and bright.

Academy Home Improvements offers a fantastic free fitting kitchen design service and have over 50 fabulous designs for you to choose from! Visit the new Reading, Maidenhead or Basingstoke kitchen showrooms for inspiration and gain advice from our kitchen experts.

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