How to create the perfect kitchen for you

Buying a perfect kitchen isn’t something you do every day, and as one of the most important rooms in your home, here at EKB we make sure we create your dream kitchen that not only looks good, but is also practical, functional and within budget. All our kitchen ranges are built to stand up to the demands of everyday life.

At EKB no one understands more that perfect kitchens have to be multifunctional, that’s why we always start our projects by listening intently to your ideas giving us a better understanding of how you use your space.

Your perfect kitchen is a place that you cook, entertain and more importantly a place for you to switch off, unwind and relax. With such complex requirements, finding the perfect kitchen can be a bit daunting, that’s why we break down each stage, allowing you plenty of time to consider all options, we never rush you into pressured decisions.

We have put together just a few of our top considerations when planning your dream space.

Lighting for the Perfect Kitchen

Lighting is crucial to get right in any room, but perhaps none more so than a kitchen. A carefully considered lighting scheme will transform the feel of your kitchen. Lighting can be broken into zones, more intense in food preparation areas, subtle softer lighting in dining and relaxations areas..

Storage for the Perfect Kitchen

Plenty of effective storage is vital in any kitchen no matter the size. Storage depends on the person or family using the space. We ask of lots of questions such as how you cook, do you need to store large bulky free standing appliances, food processors, bread makers, or air fryers.

Although large kitchens lend themselves to tall pull out larders, chefs pantries and broom cupboards. Don’t think that you have to compromise on storage if you have a small kitchen, with clever planning such as using drawers and pull out base units to store plates, food, saucepans and bowls, not only give you ample storage but also easy access without the need to bend trying to reach to the back of a unit.

Worktops for the Perfect Kitchen

No matter what your budget and style, at EKB we have the perfect worktop to satisfy all your needs.

Laminates –  are one of the best worksurfaces you can buy in terms of value for money. Considerably cheaper than granite, quartz and timber. The have the added bonus of mimicking the look of more expensive worktops, and are available in difference thickness, and finish.

Quartz – the most popular choice by far, due to its non porous quality, durability, stain and scratch resistance.  Offering an endless choice of colour, texture and design. From Dramatic blacks to stunning white veined designs, whatever your preferred choice, we will have the perfect stone to suit your home and budget.

Timber – nothing compares to the warmth you get from a solid wood worktop, it creates a homely feel and welcoming atmosphere. The organic patterns and textures of wood make each worktop unique, while adding natural beauty to your kitchen. Unlike other worktops wood matures and developes over time adding character but also allowing any dents or scratches to be sanded out making the surface look as good as new again. Maintenace is fairly easy we  recommend re-oiling at least once a year, or as necessary for high use areas.

Appliances – Our showroom is dedicated to Neff and Bosch, however, we have many alternative brands, such as AEG, Hotpoint, Hoover or Candy and many more. Selecting the right appliances is an important decision that requires careful consideration, and is the difference on how efficiently you cook, bake and entertain. From large items such as fridge freezers, and ovens through to smaller items they all play a role in creating a functional space to suit all your everyday living.

Modern appliances are also extremely energy efficient, making them a lot cheaper to run. This is especially so when it comes to dishwashers and ovens. With the cost of living going up all the time, your old appliances could be costing you a lot more than you realise.

We’ve all heard the hype when it comes to boiling hot taps, so are they really worth the money ? The main reason our clients love a boiling hot tap is their flexibility and efficiency, from filling up a saucepan to cook pasta or vegetables or to simply make your favourite beverage, you will never have to wait for a kettle to boil.

The two main brands on the market are Quooker and the Franke Minerva. The 3-in-1 offers boiling water alongside normal hot and cold, alternatively, if you require filtered water then the 4-in-1 is the perfect choice. Whether your preferred style is traditional or contemporary there is an a tap to suit your kitchen.

At EKB we have years of experience to our name, and believe that you should never compromise when It comes to your home. That’s why we ensure our affordable kitchens offer a premium feel.

We oversee an entire project including building works, plastering, plumbing, electrical work and decorating. From start to finish, we put your needs first.

Call the showroom today to book an appointment, we can’t wait to work with you.