Opening up about budget planning

Before visiting a bespoke kitchen company like Roundhouse, you must have a plan of how much you want to spend – by being frank at the beginning of the process your designer will be able to help you choose what you should invest in and where you may be able to save. For example, some types of cabinetry and veneers are more expensive than others, and the same goes for work surfaces and of course appliances.

Some budget planning tips;


The space. If your kitchen is to be at the centre of your family activities in an open plan room then you’ll want to make sure that the kitchen cabinetry looks as good as possible, as it is part of your general living space. If you keep it clutter free and incorporate lots of clever storage a small kitchen will look bigger and a larger kitchen will be a calm, clear space.

A must-have list is essential; are there things you just can’t live without? It helps to detail priorities, so think about how you use your kitchen and make sure your design matches your needs. For example; are you a serious cook with a need for acres of prep space and robust work surfaces; do you do a lot of entertaining and need a dedicated dining area; do the family often congregate in the kitchen – a large island may provide a perfect solution. Remember to choose appliances that are always in use, don’t take up valuable space with ones seldom used.

If you’d like to read more about the latest design trends, get advice about what to choose and how to plan your own bespoke kitchen, or enter an exclusive competition why not sign up for our Newsletter

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen. Visit any of our six Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!