Five reasons for using a kitchen designer…

Using a kitchen designer to plan your new kitchen is not just recommended, it’s imperative.

This might sound like an exaggerated statement, but a kitchen is an expensive investment. Just one wrong measurement can affect many things…

The obvious issues include cabinets not fitting, oversized and unnecessary filler panels, and electrics cited incorrectly. Retrospective remedial work to oversized granite or marble worktops can be costly, but nothing like the costs of a marble worksurface that’s too small!

The less obvious factors include plumbing, positioned in the wrong place for an island unit and lighting cables fixed incorrectly. A wrong measurement can affect the quantity of floor tiles required, and even the position of grout lines for those with an infinite attention to detail.

A good kitchen designer will consider the features in the room…

Architectural features, period windows and even fireplaces will be considered in the overall design and layout of your new kitchen.

Making the most of your home’s architectural features is just one of our fortes…

Making the most of your home’s architectural features is just one of our fortes…

All too often people assume that it’s best to remove these original details, but at Ray Munn Kitchens we like to embrace them.

combining classic, traditional and miinimalist styles is our specialty.

combining classic, traditional and miinimalist styles is our specialty.

A good kitchen designer will recommend a combination of finishes…

A kitchen is no longer about the doors and carcass matching, or indeed having tiles as a splashback.

mix matt textures and woodgrains with stunning worksurfaces to achieve maximum visual impact.

mix matt textures and woodgrains with stunning worksurfaces to achieve maximum visual impact.

At Ray Munn Kitchens we will propose a selection of finishes and worksurfaces based on your likes, dislikes and budget.

freestanding furniture can look SPECTACULAR, especially with an unrivalled aspect!

freestanding furniture can look SPECTACULAR, especially with an unrivalled aspect!

A good kitchen designer will suggest the best lighting solutions…

In summary, there are three types of lighting – functional, decorative and general. Our designers will suggest which lighting will work best in your new kitchen, taking into consideration your preferred choices in conjunction with ensuring that the kitchen will be well lit.

kitchen lighting should be a combination of functional, general and decorative.

kitchen lighting should be a combination of functional, general and decorative.

A good kitchen designer will advise on appliances…

With so many manufacturers to choose from, it can be somewhat overwhelming when it comes to selecting your appliances.

We can recommend the best appliances to suit the needs of your family and your budget.

We can recommend the best appliances to suit the needs of your family and your budget.

Understanding the different functions of each item can be confusing. Rather than spending an inordinate amount of time deciding which appliance is best suited to your requirements, why not simply as us?

A good kitchen designer will take into account the overall aspect…

Food preparation and actually cooking are the main functions of a kitchen, as is dining if there is to be a seating area included in the design. The direction that these areas face is all too often overlooked.

we ensure that your new kitchen design exceeds your expectations…

we ensure that your new kitchen design exceeds your expectations…

Whilst the layout of your proposed new kitchen design may be spectacular, the outlook or view may have been compromised by the designer.

We factor in the view from your kitchen windows to maximise the aspect.

We factor in the view from your kitchen windows to maximise the aspect.

There are obviously many more reasons as to why you should employ the services of a kitchen designer, and deciding on one isn’t always easy, so why not call into our showroom for a coffee and see for yourself why London based Ray Munn Kitchens is the preferred kitchen showroom for so many.