Working with a kitchen designer has many advantages, at MDC (Mirror Door Company), we pride ourselves upon helping you to achieve your kitchen visions, whether that be a modern space to cater for your day-to-day life or taking a more traditional aesthetic which still keeps functionality as a core goal for your kitchen. With our expert kitchen designers we can help you realise the kitchen you desire for your home regardless of how spacious your kitchen is, we can work with you to create a kitchen that works best for you.
Achieving a Modern Kitchen
For many the need to modernise their kitchen is high, if you are looking to sell your home, the price you can ask for your property can dramatically increase if you have a modern kitchen. Simply, it is off-putting to many people if there is much building work needed in order to complete their home and many opt for a house which already suits their kitchen needs. The National Association of Estate Agents has stated a modern kitchen can add between 5% and 10% more value to a property which is highly substantial especially considering this is internal work rather than structural building work which can be costly.
The privilege of working with a kitchen designer is being able to ask questions and utilise their expertise such as ‘Is this a popular kitchen design?’, ‘Will my house be more likely to sell with this kitchen design?’. The answers your kitchen designer responds with are invaluable in research before a house sale.
One of the key benefits of working with a kitchen designer is that they can help you implement your vision down to all of the fine details, as they are working on designs specific to your house and needs. An already-designed kitchen does not allow you the opportunity to express your creativity and what you would like to get out of your kitchen. This can make installing a new kitchen feel very impersonal and intimidating as you're not as involved in decision-making. The personal touches in one’s home are what demonstrate the differences between a house and a home. Without the personal touches that a kitchen designer allows you time to implement, a kitchen can feel cold and unappealing. The kitchen is often the centre of the home, making it one of the key characteristics that buyers consider.
How MDC (Mirror Door Company) Turns a House into a Home
At MDC (Mirror Door Company) we aim to keep you updated at every stage of the process, and a big part of that is showing you what your finished kitchen will look like. We accomplish this using our computer-aided design (CAD) programme, which can display a fully-built version of your kitchen. This allows you to picture the finished kitchen furniture. We can also change the design, including the colour and size so that you can see various variations to make a more informed decision about your kitchen design. Click here to check out some of our kitchens which our kitchen designers created to gain some inspiration for how you may desire your kitchen to look.
Modern Kitchens to Cater for Your Everyday Needs
Although aesthetics and style are a priority for us at MDC (Mirror Door Company), we realise the necessity of having a modern kitchen which is also useful to your day-to-day life. Whether meal prep workspace is a must in your kitchen or extra seating if you have a large family, a kitchen designer will help you to figure out a design that incorporates all of your individual priorities. For instance, having G-shaped countertops may be of use if you need lots of workspace areas or an L-shaped or galley-style kitchen may be more fitting if you’re trying to make the best use of your kitchen if you are perhaps restricted of space.
Making the Best Use of Your Space
By using the bespoke kitchen storage that our kitchen designers can help you to create, we can help you make the best use of the space within your kitchen to strike the key balance of utilising the space within your kitchen and providing practical storage for all your kitchen equipment and furniture. Please feel free to have a look at some of our recent furniture projects for how we achieve this.
For those who have smaller kitchens within your homes, we understand how important it is to have a functioning aesthetically pleasing kitchen but also with plenty of kitchen storage to keep the kitchen appearing clear and decluttered. A benefit of working with kitchen designers is that they know how to recreate an illusion of space within your home.
How To Actually Implement this
Placing reflective or shiny cupboards in your kitchen’s darker corners will allow natural light to stretch farther into the space, which is ideal for kitchens with only modest windows. This is another technique to use reflective or shiny cupboards and surfaces to expand the size of the room. If there are no windows in your kitchen, using the same procedure but positioning the cupboards and kitchen units with the reflective properties near the spotlight can provide remarkably comparable results. There is always the option to design a kitchen which incorporates the appliances you use daily to maximise workspace and keep the kitchen
If you are lucky enough to have a large spacious kitchen, a kitchen designer can help you to keep the kitchen appear spacious yet add elements to maintain the homely feel to the kitchen. Our designers can do this by implementing islands into your kitchen design to create extra space for family socialisation and filling the room in order to prevent vast empty spaces which can feel corporate rather than like a home.
Taking the stress out of your hands
Often renovating a kitchen can be stressful yet with the reassurance of expert kitchen designers the process can become more stress-free. Independent kitchen designers can help you save time, money, and effort thanks to their considerable expertise, access to a wide range of resources, and experience. They are in the best position to provide unbiased, unbiased advice on where to obtain affordable, high-quality kitchens when you pair this with the accumulated real-world feedback from their clients. They can also assist you in avoiding frequent dangers and errors, keeping your project on schedule and within your allocated budget.
Lack of Spare time in your Schedule?
Especially if you work full time or your kitchen is normally the room you choose to work from home in, it is very understandable that you’d desire the renovation to stick to schedule. Working as a kitchen designer allows the stress of this time management to ease this stress and be mindful of how quickly and how big of an inconvenience to your life not having a functioning kitchen is to your life.
Safety when renovating your home
A new kitchen's design and installation is a difficult project. It could entail carpentry, tiling, plumbing, electrical work, or even building work. Going about such work without the correct experience and contacts within the industry could provide regret in hindsight. It is important to note all new electrical work has to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations which restricts DIY electrical work, it is important to stick to budget but more important to stick to the law! It might be quite dangerous to perform your electrical work. It's simple to make a minor error or overlook something that can surprise you.
Are You an Electrician?
If the answer to this is no, you might not have all the equipment specialists required to assess the electrical system's current condition before starting. Your life may depend on the calibre of the previous electrician's work so if you were to sell the house with poor electrical work there could be drastic consequences.
Most insurance companies assume that only qualified contractors will perform any work. Even if you have the necessary training and expertise, you can still find that your premiums increase or that you need to transfer companies. Similar to how incorrect wiring can damage large appliances, these damages may not be covered by the manufacturer. So by using a kitchen designer one may avoid these key issues and have a more stress-free experience when renovating your kitchen.
MDC (Mirror Door Company) - Confident in our Kitchen Design Abilities
Here at MDC (Mirror Door Company) we are so confident in our kitchen designers we offer a free consultation for you to help assess exactly what your needs are from your kitchen.