Ealing, West LondonTransitional Kitchen, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Pick white for a clean finishWant your kitchen to feel smart, clean and streamlined? You can’t beat a white worktop. The perfect choice for reflecting lots of light in a small or dark room, it’s also a good pick for enhancing the feeling of space in rooms with low ceilings. Opt for deep white worktops for a modern effect or, for a period feel, thinner ones like these will do the trick (and can be more affordable too).
Draw up a wish list of supplementary itemsAvoid unexpected surprises by asking your client for a wish list of items such as windows, sanitaryware and tiles. Perhaps they could put together an Ideabook to share their preferences with you. You’ll be able to see the kind of thing they like, and also work out what is in their budget and even what alternative items they could have instead and how they could cut costs elsewhere to afford any must-haves.Race says: “I pull together a complete set of costs so the client can see the budget breakdown across all items, right down to the fixtures and fittings. I’ll always have some cheaper standby products in the wings, too, as sometimes clients will fall in love with items that blow the budget!”
Do you like……stories you can relate to?These are the sorts of lighthearted tales that might a ring bell with certain homeowners; stories in which you can recognise yourself – perhaps even laugh at yourself a little. A good example is this recent one, which knowingly highlights some of those oh-so-familiar signs that it’s probably time to stop procrastinating about renovating. Or did you relate, instead, to the 10 things neat freaks know to be true…? Let us know!
You don’t fix broken thingsYou no longer notice (or think it strange) that you have to lever open your kitchen cabinets from underneath after the handles fell off three years ago. There was no point fixing them, as you’re about to replace the kitchen… any day now.TELL US…Which signs of indecision do you most relate to here? Share your procrastination pain with us in the Comments below.