Moving into a new build comes with a lot of unique perks and responsibilities. Whereas older properties already have an established sense of style and character, a brand new home is a blank canvas for you to put your stamp on. Designing the interior of a property from scratch can be a stressful and daunting undertaking, however, it’s also an extremely exciting venture that’s bound to be a lot of fun along the way.
Deciding on the layout and style of a bedroom is an important task that should be considered carefully before any construction work begins. After all, you want to be sure that it suits the individual in question as well as the style of the property as a whole. With this in mind, it’s crucial to consider all aspects of a home through every stage of the design process. For example, when deciding on specific fittings for your bedroom, it might be beneficial to ponder the layout of your new kitchen too. Having an established style throughout your home can really tie a property together and in turn, make it feel complete.
At Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms, we specialise in designing and fitting every aspect of both rooms to suit you and your household. When it comes to designing the interior of your home, we understand that every room matters. So, when making plans to create your dream bedroom, why not build a kitchen to match? Although these rooms are likely be extremely different in terms of layout, style and function, there are certain considerations that may apply to both your bedroom and kitchen. With this in mind, we’ve made a list of some important fittings, fixtures and room aspects to consider when putting together the design plan for your bedroom, kitchen or both!
Bedroom and kitchen doors
From wardrobes and cupboards to the entry of the room, doors are often dotted throughout a bedroom and should be designed with both personal preference and practicality in mind. Currently, one of the most sought after bedroom door styles is the sliding door. As well as giving a bedroom a sleek and contemporary feel, sliding doors will undoubtedly help maximise space. A room can often feel cluttered if it’s packed full of personal belongings, so it’s imperative to make space wherever you can. Having sliding doors installed ensures that when it comes to considering the layout of your new bedroom, you can have the freedom to put what you want, where you want.
In terms of style, the finish of your doors is crucial to making the room your own. The two main options with regards to finish are:
A shiny and glossy finish will reflect light and could therefore be the perfect option if you’re looking to create a bright and open-feeling space. High gloss doors also require very little maintenance and are extremely easy to clean if necessary.
Marks and smudges are less likely to be visible on a matt finish surface which is what makes this option so appealing when it comes to kitting out your home. A matt finish also creates the illusion of a smooth and velvety surface, making it the ideal way to achieve that sleek and stylish look.
As previously mentioned, certain fittings can apply to both bedrooms and kitchens. Kitchens often require lots of cupboards and storage units, so why not consider installing sliding doors in this room too? Although this may not necessarily be practical in all areas of your kitchen, one or two sliding doors could help free up some much-needed space in your kitchen whilst contributing to a sleek and elegant feel. Alternatively, traditional hardwood cupboard doors are ideal for a farmhouse style kitchen, so be sure to consider all your options before deciding on a style to suit both you and your household.
Room layout: how does this affect my bedroom or kitchen installation?
When considering the layout of your bedroom, accurate measurements must be taken prior to making any finite design decisions. Imagine the horror of purchasing a brand new piece of furniture to complete your room, just to find that it doesn’t fit in your chosen spot. Sloped ceilings and unusual contours may also be tricky to work around, so be sure to have your room analysed for any discontinuities in layout before getting carried away with ideas.
Here at Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms, we will survey your space thoroughly to ensure that your new bedroom fitting goes without a hitch. We also install fitted wardrobes as well as fitted bedroom furniture, so that you can make the most out of all available space in the room. To find out more about our bedroom fitting capabilities, click here to visit our website.
As with bedrooms, kitchens can also contain some awkward corners and crevices and with this in mind, hiring a professional to help you determine your layout is bound to be beneficial. From large machines such as fridges and dishwashers to smaller appliances like microwaves and kettles, arranging a kitchen can sometimes feel like a game of Tetris. However, if you have your kitchen professionally fitted, you can forgo the stress of figuring out what should go where.
Worktops and other surfaces
Particularly when it comes to kitchens, surface material is of the utmost importance. Kitchens require durable work surfaces suitable for food preparation, and with so many options available, it’s important to also consider colour scheme and personal preference when choosing a material. Below, we explore just a few of the most popular worktop materials as well as why they might be suitable for you.
No two pieces of wood are the same and with this in mind, every surface in your kitchen will be truly unique. As well as being durable, wood is extremely versatile, so why not try using a similar type of wood in your bedroom? A wooden dresser or bedside table could be the perfect addition to your bedroom and will really help tie the style of your home together.
Quartz is more or less indestructible, making it the perfect material to use for a kitchen countertop. It is also less porous than other surfaces and is therefore extremely resistant to water damage.
Laminate work surfaces can be designed to look like stone but are likely to cost a fraction of the price. They are also highly heat resistant and very easy to maintain.
Granite is an extremely resilient material and has the potential to really shine when polished. If you’re looking to install a modern kitchen that oozes style and elegance, granite worktops will definitely help you to achieve this look.
Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms: a team of craftsmen in North Yorkshire who specialise in the design and installation of both kitchens and bedrooms
If you’re looking to design a home that’s both stylish and practical, look no further than Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, we understand the design process from start to finish and we strive to provide our customers with a bespoke service to suit their requirements. From built in wardrobes with sliding doors to high quality cooking appliances, we truly leave no stone unturned when it comes to home improvements.
To find out more about how we could help you kit out your new property, why not visit our showroom in Harrogate? Alternatively, click here to contact us and start designing your home today with Woodhouse Kitchens & Bedrooms.