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New Year, New Kitchen

Did you know most people decide to buy and install new kitchens in January? Many homeowners take the ‘new year, new me’ trend very seriously – and you can too. Refreshing your kitchen for the new year can come with a host of advantages, but which should you choose? We break down the questions you need to ask before taking the plunge.

How old is your kitchen?

As much as we would like them to, kitchens don’t last forever. Eventually they start to fall apart, and though small repairs can keep them going for longer, in a commercial setting, these fixes may not be enough to pass any regulations.

There’s no shame in agreeing that your kitchen may be due a refresh. Wooden cupboards and cabinet carcasses will start to wear down and either warp, peel, or weaken after years of use.

Our checklist can help you decide whether you need a new kitchen.

What is your kitchen made of?

Most kitchens are made from wood or MDF. These are ideal for residential kitchens, as their usage is not as heavy compared to a commercial venture. They are also unsuitable for commercial installation as they are more susceptible to damage. Water and food can encourage bacteria growth, rotting, and paint peeling.

Wood and MDF kitchens are usually cheaper, so they can be seen as an alternative, but down the line, you may end up spending more replacing and repairing small parts of it, in comparison to a stainless steel semi-commercial kitchen.

How do you use your kitchen?

Now you know the advantages of installing a new kitchen, how will you plan to use your new one? Many community venues are searching for multiple sources of revenue to keep them afloat, and your new kitchen can play a part.

Cafes, community lunches, cook offs, and coffee mornings – all can be possible to hold with a new kitchen to support them. However, making the decision to host such events doesn’t mean you need to go all out and install a fully commercial kitchen.

They can be large, imposing, and very difficult to change to the space available. This is why many turn to residential wooden kitchens; they’re more familiar and accessible, but do not have the longevity to withstand the heavy usage.

So what alternative is there?

Is semi-commercial right for you?

A semi-commercial kitchen is the perfect balance between the two. Made from steel, it is impervious to food, water, and other accidental damage, while still holding the design of a residential kitchen.

At Steelplan Kitchens, we can design and install a kitchen that will make your volunteers feel at home while they use it. Our cabinet doors come in a variety of colours, so the cold shine of steel can be hidden away within.

If you’re ready to install a new kitchen, then Steelplan can help you design and install one to meet your needs. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 0844 809 9186, or by emailing [email protected].

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