Fitted kitchens have been a popular home improvement item since the 1950s. They were originally designed to improve the ergonomic efficiency of the kitchen, reducing the amount of time people spent looking for things and making better use of the space available. When they were first introduced fitted kitchens were made from aluminium and although fitted kitchens are still very popular today, there is thankfully much more variety when it comes to the choice of materials available for the build.
Kitchen designs vary massively depending on what you are looking for, from very traditional farmhouse styles to modern contemporary designs. People today commonly spend much more money refurbishing their kitchens than any other room in the house. Even once the installation of your new kitchen is complete you will always need to update it with the latest kitchen gadgets and accessories.
With this in mind it is essential that when you purchase a new kitchen you spend time thinking about what you need from the room and how you may need it to adapt over time. Making sure that you have enough storage to hold all of your kitchenware is important if you want to guarantee that your worktops stay free from clutter.
Another popular idea is to incorporate an area for eating and socialising within the kitchen. American diner style booths are gaining in popularity while a breakfast bar is perfect for people who have a slightly smaller kitchen as they can also be used as a work surface whilst preparing food.
Whichever kitchen design you finally decide upon, make sure that you use a reputable company for the kitchen installation and if applicable always ask to see examples of previous work.