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Transforming your kitchen into a masterpiece of functionality and style goes beyond the ordinary – that’s where a bespoke fitted kitchen from V-Interiors comes into play. We’re not just a furniture company; we’re architects of customised kitchen spaces that seamlessly blend practicality with elegance. Our approach to fitted kitchens is rooted in the belief that each space should be as unique as its owner. We meticulously design and craft kitchens that not only meet your practical needs but also embody your style and preferences.

Fitting a kitchen is a substantial investment, and making informed decisions can transform this space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing hub for your family. Whether you’re upgrading, renovating, or starting from scratch, there are so many things to think about when planning your fitted kitchen. At V-Interiors, we take pride in our commitment to quality and innovation, making us a distinguished name in the realm of kitchen craftsmanship. This makes us perfectly placed to answer your question of what to consider when fitting a kitchen…

If you’re looking for a company to design and install a bespoke fitted kitchen in your home, contact us today!

Understanding Fitted Kitchens

Before we dive into the considerations, let’s ensure we’re on the same page about what a fitted kitchen is. A fitted kitchen is a bespoke solution designed to integrate into your space seamlessly. Unlike freestanding kitchens, where units and appliances are standalone, fitted kitchens are custom-made to fit the exact dimensions of your room. This not only maximises space but also creates a cohesive and polished look.

What can be included in a fitted kitchen?

One of the advantages of a fitted kitchen is the flexibility it offers in terms of design and functionality.

Here are key elements commonly included in fitted kitchens:

  • Cabinetry: Tailored storage solutions to meet your specific needs Our fitted kitchen cabinetry incorporates smart organisational features, such as pull-out shelves and custom compartments, ensuring every inch of space is maximised to accommodate your kitchen essentials. Our team of experts collaborates with you to design cabinetry that not only complements your aesthetic preferences but also enhances the overall efficiency of your kitchen.
  • Appliances: Integrated appliances for a streamlined appearance Our emphasis on integrated appliances goes beyond aesthetics – we prioritise energy efficiency and cutting-edge technology. From smart refrigerators to energy-efficient ovens, our range of integrated appliances not only enhances the sleek appearance of your kitchen but also ensures optimal functionality, making your daily kitchen routines more convenient and eco-friendly.
  • Worktops: Durable surfaces in various materials to suit your style Beyond durability, our worktops are a statement of style and practicality. Choose from a variety of materials such as granite, quartz, or solid surface options to not only withstand the
    rigours of daily kitchen activities but also to add a touch of elegance that complements your overall kitchen design. Our expert craftsmen ensure that each worktop is meticulously installed for a seamless and visually stunning finish.
  • Lighting: Well-planned lighting for both functionality and ambience Our commitment to well-planned lighting extends to incorporating smart and energy-efficient fixtures. Beyond task lighting for specific kitchen activities, our designs include ambient lighting options that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. We consider the placement of each light source to ensure that your kitchen is not only well-lit but also exudes a captivating ambience, making it a welcoming space for family and friends.
  • Flooring: Choose from a range of materials for a cohesive look Our selection of flooring materials goes beyond aesthetics – we consider practicality, comfort, and durability. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of hardwood, the durability of ceramic tiles, or the comfort of vinyl, our range of flooring options allows you to create a cohesive look that complements the overall design of your fitted kitchen. We can guide you through the selection process.

What to Consider When Fitting a Kitchen

Now that you know what a fitted kitchen includes, how do you go about planning yours? Here are 10 things to consider when fitting a new kitchen, ensuring that your space is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing…

Layout and Functionality
Your kitchen’s layout should facilitate a smooth workflow, making it easy to move between key areas like the stove, sink, and refrigerator. Additionally, consider the traffic flow and ensure there is ample space for multiple people to work simultaneously. Customising the layout to accommodate specific tasks, such as installing a dedicated baking station or coffee corner, can enhance the functionality of your kitchen.

Set a realistic budget early in the planning stage. This will guide your choices and prevent overspending. Don’t forget to factor in costs for appliances, materials, and labour. It’s essential to allocate a contingency fund for unexpected expenses that may arise during the renovation process. Consider researching cost-effective alternatives for materials and appliances without compromising quality to help stay within your budget.

Style and Aesthetics
Your kitchen should reflect your personal style. Consider the overall aesthetic – whether you prefer a modern, traditional, or eclectic look. Look for design inspiration in magazines, online, or even from our portfolio. Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles to create a unique and personalised kitchen space. Consider incorporating a focal point, such as a colourful backsplash or statement lighting, to add visual interest and personality to your kitchen.

Storage Solutions
Think about your storage needs and opt for solutions that make the best use of available space. Pull-out shelves, deep drawers, and custom inserts can enhance functionality. Consider incorporating hidden storage solutions to maintain a clean and clutter-free look in your kitchen. Explore innovative storage solutions like ceiling-mounted racks for pots and pans or pull-out pantry shelves to maximise every inch of available space.

Appliances and Technology
Choose appliances that align with your cooking habits and lifestyle. Additionally, consider integrating smart technology for added convenience. Explore options like smart refrigerators, touchless taps, and connected ovens that can be controlled remotely, enhancing both efficiency and ease of use. Evaluate the energy efficiency ratings of appliances to make environmentally conscious choices and potentially reduce long-term utility costs.

Quality of Materials
Invest in quality materials for durability. Quality materials ensure longevity and reduce the need for frequent replacements. Consider materials that are easy to clean and maintain, promoting the overall longevity and aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. Research the environmental impact of materials, opting for sustainable options like bamboo or recycled glass to align with your commitment to eco-friendly living.

Well-planned lighting can transform the atmosphere of your kitchen. Ensure you have adequate task lighting for food preparation and cooking, as well as ambient lighting for general use. Explore energy-efficient options such as LED lighting and strategically place fixtures to eliminate shadows and create a bright and welcoming environment. Consider incorporating dimmer switches or smart lighting controls to adjust the ambience.

Plan your kitchen installation around your schedule. A well-thought-out schedule can minimise disruption. Communicate effectively with your contractors to ensure a realistic timeline that accommodates both your needs and the intricacies of the renovation process. Be prepared for potential delays and work closely with the contractor to establish a contingency plan, ensuring a smoother renovation experience.

Proper ventilation is often overlooked but is crucial in a kitchen. Consider the placement of ventilation systems to effectively capture and expel cooking by products, promoting a healthier and more comfortable kitchen environment. Explore advanced ventilation options, such as downdraft hoods or recirculating fans with charcoal filters, to address specific kitchen layouts and ensure optimal air circulation.

Waste Disposal
Think about an efficient waste disposal system. Recycling options and compost bins can be integrated into your fitted kitchen, contributing to a more sustainable home. Consider a waste disposal system that aligns with your environmental values and facilitates responsible waste management in your kitchen space. Explore innovative solutions, such as built-in waste separation bins or composting units, to make recycling and waste disposal easy.

How is a bespoke kitchen built?

Get in touch with us… 
All you need to do to start the 
process of designing your very 
own bespoke kitchen is simply 
get in touch with one of our 
experienced team members 
today to book your 
FREE Consultation 
Our friendly and professional 
team will work alongside you 
to plan your fitted kitchen. We 
will discuss your vision and 
how we can make your 
bespoke fitted kitchen come to 
3D Rendering Software 
Using advanced 3D rendering 
software, we will create a 
highly accurate design of your 
bespoke fitted kitchen. You will 
be able to make changes to 
the design so we can achieve 
your vision. 
We will build your bespoke 
fitted kitchen to your bespoke 
specifications using quality 
materials and techniques. We 
take pride in delivering high
quality construction every 
single time. 
When you’re happy with your 
design, our team will install 
your fitted kitchen and secure 
it in place. We use quality 
materials, tools and 
techniques to ensure superior 
quality results. 
All that’s left is for you to enjoy 
your brand-new bespoke fitted 
kitchen. We will be on hand 
from the beginning to the end 
of your design journey should 
you have any questions. 

The Benefits of a Fitted Kitchen

  • Tailored Solutions

You choose the design and configuration that best suits your needs. This means that our bespoke fitted kitchens will be designed by our team to fit the space you have, ensuring that every inch of available space is used.

  • Smart Storage

As our bespoke kitchens are truly tailor-made, we can accommodate almost all spaces. You decide where every element of the kitchen is placed, so the space can be fully optimised for your requirements, including storage, height and positioning.

  • Add Value to Your Home

Did you know that bespoke fitted kitchens can add value to your home? As they are a modern, practical and efficient way of saving space and adding style to your home, they are attractive features to potential buyers.

  • Customisation Options

With hundreds of colour and design options, you have the opportunity to create your ideal bespoke fitted kitchen. Our fitted kitchens allow any choice of colour or detail from our large selection of materials.

FAQs About Fitted Kitchens

Q1: How long does it take to fit a kitchen?
A: The waiting time from securing your kitchen with a deposit to completion is usually around 4-6 weeks. This means that you won’t be waiting long for your finished designs to come to life.
Q2: Are fitted kitchens more expensive?
A: While the initial investment may be higher, the long-term benefits often outweigh the costs. The customisation and durability make fitted kitchens a valuable investment.

Q3: Can I change the design later?
A: Fitted kitchens are designed to be long-lasting, but if your needs change, modifications can be made to the existing design.

Q4: Do I need planning permission for a fitted kitchen?
A: In most cases, no. However, it’s essential to check local regulations, especially if you’re making structural changes.

Q5: What materials are best for kitchen worktops?
A: The best material depends on your preferences and budget. Common choices include granite, quartz, and solid surface materials.

Q6: How much does a bespoke kitchen cost?
A: As our fitted kitchens are entirely hand-crafted, the cost will vary depending on your tailored requirements. Book your consultation today if you’re looking for bespoke fitted kitchens.

Why choose us?

Experienced Team 
We have years of experience in 
designing and installing 
bespoke kitchens. 
3D Rendering Software 
We use state-of-the-art 3D 
rendering software to provide 
a design that is highly accurate 
to the results. You will also be 
able to make any changes. 
 100s of Customisation 
We have an enormous range 
of colour and style options, 
offering truly unique 
opportunities for the design of 
your bespoke kitchen. 

If you’re looking for experts in bespoke fitted kitchens, contact VIP Interiors today! We can make your dream kitchen a reality!