- "When I am designing a kitchen for someone I will always design something different for the client."
- "A lot of kitchen design is now coming from what people are seeing on Instagram and they are pulling ideas together on mood boards."
Whether you are looking for a traditional or contemporary look, the generations of experience at Crean’s Kitchens will be invaluable for you. This company will bring your dream kitchen design to life and install it with love as if was their own kitchen. You can let your imagination run wild with the confidence that your cabinetry will be in capable hands.
All of the units and kitchens made by this company are of bespoke design and are built by fully qualified cabinet makers with their motto being ‘if it is made out of wood, then we can make it!’
“When I am designing a kitchen for someone I will always design something different for the client. There are a lot of classic kitchens with shaker doors, the boiling water taps are massive at the moment (they are being installed in every one out of two kitchens at the moment), tea stations and clever storage such as pantries and larders are really popular at the moment.
Hidden pantries/ larders are excellent workspaces when they are well thought out,” explained Aiden Crean.
“We are still seeing a lot of green and navy for kitchens along with a salmon colour; a lot of people are mixing and matching now so the main part of the kitchen would be a light grey or a light white and they would make a bold colour choice with the island unit. A lot of kitchen design is now coming from what people are seeing on Instagram and they are pulling ideas together on mood boards.”
When it comes to advice that Mr Crean would offer customers in advance of purchasing a kitchen?
“We would always advise customers to come in and see us before they start building their house as it is very important.
Generally an Architect or an Engineer will do a basic outline of the kitchen that the homeowner will see in the plans and the first time that a customer will think about a kitchen design is when the electrician asks for the plan of the kitchen and then they are under pressure to make a decision.
It is important to come in to us before the building begins so we can see what will work in the space and if it means moving a window or a door to get a better layout when it comes to that space then is the right time to do it,” he enthused.
“By the time the kitchen is installed, it will be 12 months approximately after the house build began but coming to us well in advance of that will make a huge difference to the design and layout. The kitchen is going to be the biggest investment in your house as well as it being the most prominent, communal and social space in your home.
It is also the last feature to be installed in your home so by getting your kitchen designed early you know exactly how much of your budget is to be kept for the kitchen you want installed in your home. It is very important at the beginning of your building journey to budget for your kitchen.
It is also very important that the utility room is designed very well and that everything is hidden away as in a lot of houses the back door is the front door and this is the first space that people see and it has also got to be a very functional space so homeowners need to put in as much effort when it comes to designing the utility room as they have done when it comes to their kitchen, concluded Aiden Crean.