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5 great designs that will bring your Kitchen to life

If you are looking for great kitchen interior designs inspirations then look no further! As we have gathered some amazing designs for you to consider.

Here at Wintek, We believe that your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your house. This is why it should stand to perfection, whatever your taste, there are countless designs and ways you can make your kitchen look good. Besides, being the most common used room in the house and a place where family and friend gatherings usually take place. Let the kitchen reflect you and let it reflect your personality!

Your kitchen shouldn’t be “just” a place you store and prepare your food; it should be so much more than that. These interiors are a guide to your perfect dream kitchen; in addition, if you follow the basics-, you can never go wrong.

Kitchen construction is a hella work, and when deciding to build your kitchen from scratch, you need to mostly consider budget and reliable building constructors that can bring your ideas and imaginations to life

 

The Small Colourful and Cheerful

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If you love colours then you may want to consider a kitchen design that will reflect just that. However not all colours are suited for the kitchen. A splash of colour can bring a lively and cheerful feel to your kitchen, where as a dark colour will give out a very tense feeling and that is definitely what you need for your kitchen.

The Traditional Vintage Vanity

 

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This vintage look can be achieved over any kitchen interior design. It gives a very warm and cosy feel to your kitchen. Sometimes we are so busy looking into the future that we forget to look back at the greatest possessions of our past.

 If you are a vintage collector, then you can create a simple look in the kitchen that will allow you to add your favourite collect ions.

 

All things Glossy White and Classic

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Everyone loves a little bit of classic and glossy in their house. This look is especially good if other parts of your house are personalised. A pure white kitchen can give sense of calmness and ease. This look can be perfectly achieved through having enclosed drawers for all your utensils, as you don’t want anything hanging out.

The Simple Warm, Neutral and Modern

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Bold and Daring colours are widely used in design nowadays; however when it comes to home designs some people would rather stick with neutral colours because they will never go out of fashion.  Neutral colours simply give a safe and restful feeling to any room. Besides a neutral colour pattern can visually widen a space and increase design features.

 

 

The Refined Wood

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 Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in construction, especially in the kitchen.

The good thing about wood is that it comes in different shades so you can incorporate the shades or keep to one shade either way it makes the kitchen look solid and sturdy.

 

While having in mind that there is never a right or wrong way to design your kitchen, we strongly believe that making the effort is the key to a perfect kitchen and here at Wintek construction in Bradford, we can help you fit your perfect dream kitchen.

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#4 Home Improvements (Kitchen Renovations) – Cooking up a Storm

Now the new home is looking exactly as you planned; the functional converted loft, the spacious extension and the beautifully modern kitchen. What about the bathroom though, is that in keeping with this wonderful new home? As a room that you will be spending a decent amount of time in, certainly daily, a bathroom is a vital part of the home to get right.

  1. Fixtures. The type and positioning of your fixtures should be the first thought when planning a bathroom as the entire renovation process revolves around this. Decide on what you want in your bathroom; freestanding bath, toilet, separate shower cubicle, single or double sinks and storage space etc. Having the layout of your new bathroom planned means you can organise the plumbing work before you buy the fittings.
  2. Ventilation. Due to the function of the room, ventilation is a very important and should be planned early on. After all, you do not want the room to become damp over time. Ensure you fit an energy efficient fan.
  3. Heating. You will also need to consider how you will heat the room. It is expected to already be connected to the heating system but if the flooring you want is tiled then you may want to consider under-floor heating.
Design
  1. Fixtures. You know what type of fixtures you want, and where these fixtures will sit. Now consider how they will look. Most bathrooms can be bought in packages but if yours is a custom idea then you must make sure the fixtures match or at least complement one and other. Bathrooms tend to be small rooms so using reflective materials will give the illusion of extra space.
  2. Tiling. How much of the room itself will be tiled? All of it? Just surrounding the shower and bath? The latter allows for more colour to be added in order to give the room character. Also a tiled floor is always the best option for a bathroom as water won’t damage or weaken it. Again, consider the reflective surfaces to give the illusion of more space along with paler colours.
  3. Storage. Utilise what little space you have. Vertical storage will provide plenty of storage room without taking up too much floor space. Following on with the reflective features hide your storage behind mirrors and remember; with bathrooms, a little really does go a long way.

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#5 Home Improvements (Bathroom Renovations) – Wash Away the Old

Now the new home is looking exactly as you planned; the functional converted loft, the spacious extension and the beautifully modern kitchen. What about the bathroom though, is that in keeping with this wonderful new home? As a room that you will be spending a decent amount of time in, certainly daily, a bathroom is a vital part of the home to get right.

  1. Fixtures. The type and positioning of your fixtures should be the first thought when planning a bathroom as the entire renovation process revolves around this. Decide on what you want in your bathroom; freestanding bath, toilet, separate shower cubicle, single or double sinks and storage space etc. Having the layout of your new bathroom planned means you can organise the plumbing work before you buy the fittings.
  2. Ventilation. Due to the function of the room, ventilation is a very important and should be planned early on. After all, you do not want the room to become damp over time. Ensure you fit an energy efficient fan.
  3. Heating. You will also need to consider how you will heat the room. It is expected to already be connected to the heating system but if the flooring you want is tiled then you may want to consider under-floor heating.
Design
  1. Fixtures. You know what type of fixtures you want, and where these fixtures will sit. Now consider how they will look. Most bathrooms can be bought in packages but if yours is a custom idea then you must make sure the fixtures match or at least complement one and other. Bathrooms tend to be small rooms so using reflective materials will give the illusion of extra space.
  2. Tiling. How much of the room itself will be tiled? All of it? Just surrounding the shower and bath? The latter allows for more colour to be added in order to give the room character. Also a tiled floor is always the best option for a bathroom as water won’t damage or weaken it. Again, consider the reflective surfaces to give the illusion of more space along with paler colours.
  3. Storage. Utilise what little space you have. Vertical storage will provide plenty of storage room without taking up too much floor space. Following on with the reflective features hide your storage behind mirrors and remember; with bathrooms, a little really does go a long way.

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#6 Home Improvements (Exterior Renovations) – From the Outside Looking In

So the inside of your home is now up to date. The place is a palace on the inside, but the exterior no longer does it justice. Now might be the time to consider that external renovation to add the finishing touch in creating your dream home.

Plan
  1. Purpose. What exactly do you want to achieve on the exterior? If the extension didn’t quite match the rest of the house and you prefer the look of the extension then this is a good place to start. Do you want to add some specific features i.e. a veranda or some decorative features.
  2. Planning Permission. For exterior renovations, planning permissions are rarely required but as always, it is definitely worth checking. Homes in conservation areas and listed buildings will need permissions so it is best to check with the local council and your Renovation Company before undergoing any work.
  3. Neighbours. Take a look around the neighbourhood. You will want your home to stand out and showcase the craftsmanship but you don’t want it to stick out like a sore thumb and ruin the neighbourhoods current aesthetic. Also, as always, consider the effect on your direct neighbours i.e. will it restrict light etc.
Design
  1. Exterior Material. The route you take all depends on the desired effect. If your house is looking run down but you wish to keep the original look, then consider repointing. Professional builders enlisted to do the job will leave the house looking as good as new. If you want a brand new look then cladding is certainly the way to go. With modern looking brickwork cladding, your home will take on a whole new look. There is still the option of painting but this choice requires a lot of upkeep. You will need to repaint and touch up regularly so in most cases it is not worth the headache. If you do decide to paint then make sure you use fungicide and a stabilising basecoat before applying the paint.
  2. Windows and Doors. It is amazing the difference a new set of windows and doors can make. When it comes to windows, there are the modern looking PVC windows, which are cheap and efficient due to the double glazing though they do not last as long. Timber on the other hand is very long lasting, with maintenance, though this option is much more expensive. Front doors should be seriously considered because it is the entrance to your home. Think efficiency and safety when choosing and opt for the new PVC doors unless a more traditional wooden door is better suited. Remember by stylising with number plates, knockers and handles, great effects can be achieved with little cost.
  3. Porch. Add a little life to the front of the house; give the building that extra shape, by building a front porch. For bigger homes, this small addition to the front makes a huge difference. It gives the house a little more body and is your chance to present a welcoming area before anyone actually enters the home. If opting for a porch make sure it complements the building but doesn’t look like it was “stuck on”. If the house is smaller and a porch is too much, then consider a simple veranda, which gives that sense of extra body without overpowering the look.
  4. Garden and Decking. You want your garden to feel as welcoming as possible. With a small lawn that is easy to maintain, a subtle well-lit pathway and a driveway you will not draw focus away from the house but instead complement it. A few flowers wouldn’t go amiss either. As for decking, think proportionately. Too small and it’s useless, too large and it’s overpowering, finding a balance is key with the garden area.

Always remember, it can be very tempting to want to do everything and think in a dream like manner but do always be realistic in your ambitions. If you’re the type who finds themselves thinking “MORE POWER!” make sure you have somebody on hand to tell you “I don’t think so Tim!”

Good Luck with your Home Improvements!

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Wood Flooring Options for your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodeling

If you are considering renovating your bathroom or kitchen areas you need to carefully consider the type of floor solution you intend to fit. Unlike most parts of the home where the temperature remains about the same, the bathroom and kitchen areas often include wet and humid conditions that naturally affect the temperature and present challenging conditions for most floors.

If you are considering fitting wood floors in these areas it is important to understand your options of type and finish as you can easily fit the wrong type resulting in further costs and aggravation. Naturally, Wintek Construction has fast experience in renovating the bathroom and kitchen areas so using their service will eliminate the likelihood such mistakes. For those homeowners venturing on their own, we are here to explain about your options.

Wood Flooring Types:

There are two types of floorboard construction made from real wood. One type called ‘solid’ is made from complete wood, while an alternative called ‘engineered’ is made from various layers of wood and artificial materials.

The most widely fitted option in the UK is the solid type that fits most of the house with the exception of the bathroom and kitchen areas. All natural woods and certainly solid wood react to changes in temperature by expanding in hot humid climate and contracting in wet cold climate. Fitting solid wood floors in the bathroom and kitchen areas may result in the floor lifting (when expanding) or for gaps to appear between the floorboards (when contracting).

Your only option is fitting engineered wood floors as the mix construction using artificial materials (namely MDF and Plywood) and solid wood keeps the floor in shape even in challenging conditions. The first visual layer is made from wood while the backing contains the artificial materials so visually it looks identical to solid wood.

Wood Flooring finish:

Each floorboard, whether it is solid or engineered wood type is traditionally covered in a transparent layer made from oil or wax. In most cases, homeowners will choose a finish to match the interior, however in the case of wooden flooring in wet or humid areas design has to play second fiddle to practicality. Lacquered based finishes do not filter into the wood, but remain on the surface (unlike oil for example). While this results in expedited wear of the finish, it also makes it waterproof. It is simply a question of applying a fresh coat of finish from time to time.

If you are looking to fit wood floors anywhere in your home, contact Wintek Construction for a competitive quote.

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