Buying a new kitchen

Buying a new kitchen – how to get started

5 steps to a successful kitchen experience

By Caroline Rodrigues |

Buying a new kitchen can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Once you find a supplier who understands your needs, everything falls into place. Smile Kitchens makes the whole process easy.

Big on convenience and low on cost, its online service takes away the stress and you don’t even need to leave the house to get planning.

1. Set your goals

What’s the scope of your project? Are you simply replacing fixtures or planning extensive remodelling, such as building a kitchen extension or as a result of a house move? Whichever it is, Smile Kitchens can help. Next, identify your daily habits.

Keen cooks might require additional worktop space. Perhaps an island is needed for extra preparation space and seating. Maybe you want to make an open-plan layout that lets you have big friends and family gatherings.

And if you have a family home, you’ll need smart storage solutions to neatly store and display all your kitchenware out of the kids’ reach.


Hambleton Range in Clay

2. Source a kitchen designer

Remodelling is stressful, so doing the planning at a time that’s convenient to you with a company you have confidence in is vital. Online retailer Smile Kitchens uses advanced 3D video renders and visual tools to help design the room from the comfort of your home.

Rated 4.9 on Trustpilot, Smile Kitchens is committed to putting customers first. With Smile, an expert designer will be by your side throughout the entire process, offering assistance and unlimited design revisions.

Want to experiment first? Use the free kitchen planner to play about with layouts and check costings.


Hampton range in Duke

3. Set your budget

You’ll want to use a company that is transparent about fees and happy to provide flexible solutions that suit your budget. Smile Kitchens offers itemised quotes from the very beginning, allowing you to amend and customise the order easily.

You can install the kitchen yourself or source a local fitter. The step-by-step installation guides are easy to follow, and most cabinets are rigid and built for simple assembly.

Once you get the design pack, your fitter can double-check all the measurements before you place an order. Payment is only charged after delivery, for peace of mind and confidence.

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Hjerte range in Spruce

4. Consider your style

Take into account your interior style and how the kitchen will fit into the overall flow of your home. Whether you’re drawn to a sleek, modern look or a charming, traditional feel, there’s a kitchen to suit all styles.

For example, the Linje range offers a handleless design for a modern touch and a seamless, sleek look. For a more traditional style, consider shaker kitchen cabinets such as the Vard range.

As part of their online design service, you can order free samples to compare and feel the quality. Compare them in different locations of the room, in daylight and artificial lighting.


Linje range in Eden and Ash

5. Book a design consultation

In the capable hands of a Smile Kitchens expert, your design will soon develop to reflect your vision and your budget. Simply pick a time slot and share your details to book a design consultation with your dedicated Smile designer.

They will go away and work on your design, then present it to you on a video call with a 3D walkthrough of your fully-dressed kitchen. While you watch your space come to life, you’ll be able to discuss any amendments. Browse the Smile Kitchens website to start your kitchen journey.

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Vard range in Moon and Onyx