With the whole of the UK being in lockdown on and off for over a year now, it is no surprise that so many homeowners are wanting to redo their home’s interior. Spending so much time inside has caused many to get bored of their interior design and to start picking faults with every room. So, with restrictions beginning to ease and showrooms starting to open, lots of homeowners are planning some much-needed home improvements. 


It goes without saying that shopping online just isn’t the same as physically visiting a showroom, especially when you’re working on quite a big home improvement project, and there are so many benefits to going into a local showroom. If you’re interested in giving your kitchen a new lease of life ready for when you can have family and friends round again this summer and you’re wanting to completely change this space, visiting a kitchen showroom really is a must. You can make the most of this visit by; 


Speaking with a kitchen design expert


One of the best ways to make the most of your visit to a kitchen showroom is to sit down and speak with a kitchen design expert. Instead of simply wandering around the store and looking at the different displays, you should take advantage of the knowledgeable team who are on hand to help and get their professional advice and opinions on your kitchen revamp project. 


Discussing your design ideas with a kitchen expert can really help you to bring your dream kitchen to life and you can trust that these specialists will be able to answer any questions that you may have about redesigning a kitchen. Not to mention, they can show you what can be achieved and demonstrate the quality products and expert workmanship they’re able to offer, ensuring that you don’t miss out on anything during your visit. 


Taking pictures of things you like 


Many turn to the internet for inspiration when they’re redesigning their kitchen these days, but arguably, visiting a showroom and physically walking around displays can inspire you much more than any Pinterest board, for example. However, to ensure you don’t forget anything that you loved in a showroom, it is worthwhile having your phone camera to hand. 


It can be so useful to take pictures of things you like when you’re visiting a kitchen showroom, whether this is a kitchen cabinet colour, a worktop material or a tile pattern, and having pictures can make things so much easier when it comes to creating your 3D Computer Aided Design during a design consultation. Don’t forget to take pictures of the smaller things too like kitchen taps and cabinet handles, these details are just as important for a final design. 


Looking at finishes and feeling materials 


Arguably, one of the best things about visiting a kitchen showroom is that you’re able to see the different colours and finishes in person. As you’re probably well aware, things can look completely different on the internet and going to a showroom is one of the easiest ways to avoid disappointment when you’re redesigning your kitchen. 


Whilst you’re in a showroom, don’t just look at the different materials available for your kitchen cabinets or worktops, feel the difference as well. This may sound quite strange, but feeling the materials can give you an indication of their quality and it can also help you to decide whether or not they’re right for your home. Touch is an important sense that you can’t use when shopping online so make the most of it when you’re in a kitchen showroom. 


Visiting a kitchen showroom in Middlesex


All in all, there is no denying that there are so many benefits to visiting a kitchen showroom when you’re redesigning your kitchen and shopping online really is incomparable to seeing ideas in person. Thankfully, the most recent step on the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown meant that homeware stores and kitchen showrooms were able to open again, so there really is nothing stopping you from popping into a local store and properly starting your home improvement journey.


Here at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors, our showrooms opened again on Monday 12th April and we are so happy to welcome homeowners back into our showrooms. Whether you visit our kitchen showroom in Middlesex or our showroom in Buckinghamshire, you will be greeted by a team of incredibly experienced kitchen experts who will gladly help you with your kitchen revamp. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that you will be in the best hands with our team and we look forward to helping you transform your kitchen. Any visits to our showroom or a client’s home are treated with current COVID precautions in mind and we have put procedures in place to keep everyone safe and comfortable. We are currently holding showroom visits on an appointment basis.