Planning a Kitchen During Lockdown

Let’s face it, this lock down means that by now you’ve probably watched more Netflix than you ever dreamed possible, your kids aren’t at school and this whole ‘home school’ situation most likely isn’t working. Of course, if you’re working from home, we can bet you’re taking plenty of snack breaks and are periodically gazing out the window in a dazed state. All in all, it’s a bit of a confusing time. Unfortunately, this turn of events doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

So, while you are loading up stockpiled food into your cabinets, and can’t fit in all those tins of tomatoes, or, you are staring into the depths of your cobwebbed lined larder, cursing at the aforementioned stockpilers, now is the time to consider whether your cabinets are working for you. While you’re homebound, this is the perfect opportunity to reflect on whether the layout of your home is complimenting you and your family, or alternatively, if it needs some tweaking.

Even though the Exeter Kitchen Store showroom is physically closed, this doesn’t mean you are being abandoned by the EKS team. We are here to support you and your project, as well as hopefully provide a welcome distraction. We have plenty of channels available for you to communicate with our staff, over email, phone, Skype, Teams - you name it, we use it! This allows you to have a normal design experience, where you can talk through your ideas and what you want. Book an appointment today!

To help you out, we’ve made a list of things you can do to get started in preparation for a new kitchen:

1. Get your Google on.

Research is the start of any project, where you can have a look online for inspiration and ideas. It’s a good idea to figure out for yourself what it is that you do like, or what you really don’t like. The team will be able to create a kitchen design and make suggestions in line with the look you’ve got in mind from this information. A good place to start is checking out our Kitchen Design Trends page. Aside from looking at the kitchen style you’d like, remember to pay attention to the costs you are being initially presented with when you’re looking around at kitchen suppliers, and what the REAL price you’ll eventually be given is. You can help find out where these extra costs are found by reading our Hidden Kitchen Costs blog. Don’t worry, our design team will always provide you with a transparent cost, so you know what price you’re looking at from the beginning. Would you like a quote? Email your requirements to today.

2. Browse our brochure.

We may not currently be able to send out a hard copy of our brochure, but you will always have access to a PDF version - so make sure you download one here. If you want to find out even more about these door styles, make sure you check them out on our Kitchen Styles page. Once you’ve got an idea for which style of door style you’d like, make sure you look at our Kitchen Accessories page for worktop ideas and other accessory inspo.