Dreaming of a new kitchen? You’re probably thinking gorgeous fresh look, shiny appliances, sleek cabinets and glossy worktops. Of course that’s all true. But a new kitchen gives you a whole lot more which you might not even have thought about.
LED lighting typically uses between 85-90% less energy than halogen bulbs. They also last far longer – usually at least 10 times as long. Manufacturers of white goods are always under pressure to produce more energy efficient appliances, and nowadays A+++ ratings are not uncommon for some products. You may be pleasantly surprised to find how much you can save from your energy bill by replacing your old cooker, fridge or freezer. Newer dishwashers can also save you money as they use less water than older models. Induction hobs are considerably more efficient than either conventional ceramic or gas hobs. With options such as worktops made from recycled materials and natural flooring, there are plenty of ways to make a new kitchen eco-friendly.
New kitchens tend to incorporate more safety features than their predecessors. For example, many electric hobs now include a child-safe lock to prevent youngsters accidentally activating the rings. Induction hobs are particularly helpful if you have young children, as the rings don’t retain their heat once they’re switched off – unlike standard ceramic hobs. If you opt for a hot water tap and get rid of your kettle, you remove yet another safety hazard. A child safety mechanism makes a hot water tap too difficult for a young child to operate. And with soft-close mechanisms little fingers can’t easily get trapped.
Spend less time in the kitchen doing chores, and more time doing the things you love. Many of the latest cabinets and worktops are very low-maintenance. A quick wipe-down with a mild detergent is all they need to keep them looking fabulous. Choose a pyrolytic oven and you can wave goodbye to having to spend hours scrubbing your oven. A well-designed kitchen will also divide your kitchen into task zones, for example, with storage for your dishes positioned close to the dishwasher for efficient unloading.
A new kitchen can save on your day-to-day costs in several ways. Firstly, you have the savings from all those energy efficiencies. In addition to this, people with a new kitchen generally choose to cook at home more as they just want to be in their new space. So you can save the money you would have spent on eating out. And with all your brand new appliances covered by warranties, you can avoid unexpected repair or replacement costs.
A new kitchen can offer you more space without the need for an extension. Intelligent design and smart storage solutions allow you to make better use of the space you already have. Swing-out shelving mean you can use even the most awkward of corner cupboards, and pull-down shelving gives you easy access to high-level storage. Built in recycling units keep bins and mess out of the way, and seats or stools stowed beneath an island or peninsular when not in use free up floor space. You can also make your kitchen a multi-purpose space. Transform it into a mini home-office in the day, or a place for the family to relax in in the evening, with the help of an expert designer.
As an added bonus, you’ll probably find friends and family calling round more to hang out with you in your gorgeous new kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Call in to a Schwarz Kitchens showroom today in Brighton, Eastbourne or Haywards Heath and find out more about what our designer kitchens have to offer.
Schwarz Kitchens Haywards Heath
100 South Road
Telephone: 01444 685508
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