When looking at designing your dream kitchen, a few different factors need to be assessed to achieve the best outcome. The first appearance in any showroom can be a bit overwhelming and with so many options available it can cause you to sway from your vision and not have conviction in your design. It is crucial to have a basic understanding of the below factors in order to make the experience less stressful and more enjoyable.


Understanding the theme you’re after is one of the most crucial parts to your design. What sort of taste and style suits you and your lifestyle best? Do you prefer a modern kitchen or a more classic style such as Hamptons or French Provincial? Using apps such as Pinterest and Instagram can help you understand the differences in styles and give you a good foundation to begin your design. Scrolling through our Built to Desire Kitchens Instagram account and our projects & gallery on our website will help to get your creative juices flowing and help to familiarise you with the different styles available as well as current trends. Its all about what style appeals to you most and suits your lifestyle and home best!


Can you design a beautiful statement kitchen on a limited budget? Of course! Giving your consultant a good understanding of your budget helps us achieve your desired look and design, whilst also being within your price range. Using different finishes and materials, creating more functional spaces and using cost effective products in selected hidden areas can help achieve a stunning kitchen within a healthy budget! Understanding your budget helps the team navigate the best outcome so that we design with your budget in mind.  This works on the other end of the spectrum too. Should your budget be more flexible, this can also help our team by allowing us to include additional luxury items and high end materials. With our easy finance option from “Brighte”, this can also allow you to have your dream kitchen sooner. They offer an exclusive 6-60 month interest free period (fantastic in times like today!).

Wishlist Items

This is the most fun part. Understanding your must haves in your home ties hand-in-hand with your budget and theme. Whether it be having a larger island for entertaining, more pantry space for storage or a particular profile on your doors and drawers, these are just some examples of things that you can have on your Wishlist. Creating a Wishlist allows us to understand the look and features you are after in your kitchen. Knowing your wish list items, along with a clear budget helps us to design your kitchen with as many of your wishlist features as possible. We can offer clever solutions to incorporate your must haves into your design whilst also being mindful of your budget. Perhaps you like the look of the Hamptons kitchens but to achieve it within your budget we can suggest a Thermolaminate door in lieu of Polyurethane to give you the same outcome.

Creating and designing your dream kitchen is a big decision but it is also important to have fun and enjoy the process! Our job as the professionals, is to ensure you enjoy not only the finished product but also the experience. Having a clear understanding of the above 3 makes the process fun and enjoyable.

We have a helpful survey we send out to all new clients that asks you many questions not only about your kitchen but your lifestyle as well. We highly suggest filling this in and being as open as possible to allow us to do what we love best – designing your dream space.

What are you waiting for! Call our team today to book in a consultation with one of our designers. We have a range of kitchen styles on display and provide a free in-home measure & quote service. We look forward to welcoming you into our showroom soon.

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