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The Dos and Donts of kitchen design

While browsing over on Instagram I have come across many of you who currently renovate your homes and most precisely your kitchens. Kitchens and bathrooms seem to be the two rooms most of us want to change in our homes, and while some can make the change before moving in, a lot of us are stuck with rooms we do not love until the budget is available to make changes.

But even where money is not a problem, there are other issues to consider, like loosing the entire room while work is on going and cooking out of the garage (like my dear friend Laura next door), having a crew onsite for weeks on end and as well as trying to manage the dust and security of the home (especially if you have an extension!). With that in mind, I asked an interiors expert to share their tips in kitchen design, hopefully to help us all avoid costly and timely mistakes!

Deborah Heath, is the owner and lead interior designer of Design By Deborah, a UK based interior design company. Design By Deborah provides a boutique interior design service for people who want to create beautiful homes that reflect their individual style. Nothing is off the shelf with her which is the approach I know many of your will prefer! Let's hear what she has to share today!

The Dos and Dont's of Kitchen Design, by Deborah Heath


According to the 2017 Houzz & Home Study, the average spend on the interior renovation of a kitchen is £11,700. It is by far the most expensive remodelling space in a house. We spend on average £6,300 on a bathroom, £3,900 on a living room, and £1,800 on a bedroom.

It doesn’t come as a surprise. A kitchen is full of expensive appliances. It also a high-traffic area that requires more durable and, as a result, more expensive materials. While approaching a remodelling project with careful planning and budgeting is always important, it is simply a must when it comes to a kitchen. So we decided to put together a little cheat sheet that will help you avoid a number of costly mistakes.