Choosing a new kitchen can be an exciting time because there are just so many options and sources of inspiration available. The internet is an amazing resource and platforms like Instagram and Pinterest have endless resources of just about every style or design approach conceivable. In an age of information overload, the sheer amount of possibilities and focus on aesthetic can often steal people’s focus away from the basic building blocks that make a solid functional kitchen. Our new Erdington superstore contains a completely integrated kitchen showroom complete with our own consultation team who can help advise you on everything from worktops, taps, sinks, colours, surfaces and tiles. As they will tell you, starting out with the basics is always the best way to go.


Lighting can make all the difference to a kitchen. Firstly, you will want to consider what kind of mood and atmosphere you are going after as this will dictate the type of lighting you go for. You will also need to consider the purpose of your lighting so that you implement it strategically. For example, consider lighting for areas of your kitchen in which you have to do food preparation - poor lighting will make these tasks unenjoyable. You should also take a look at the layout of your kitchen and the access to natural light that you already have - will there be sufficient light in the day for you to carry out your day to day tasks? You may also want to consider ambient lighting or purchasing a component that can be dimmed when required so that you can alter it whenever you wish to, depending on the situation and time of day. 

Lighting for Kitchens


Appliances make up a large proportion of space you have in your kitchen so it is essential that you take them into account. Are you looking for integrated or freestanding? Is there any particular brand you are after? Do you have adequate space for the appliances you want? These are all the things you need to think about before making a purchase. An appliance retailer will be able to advise you on the measurements and which products would be best suited for your household. 

Appliances for Kitchens


This takes you all the way back to the design stage for your kitchen, but it is just as important! You should ensure that colour schemes match up with the decor for your kitchen, especially if you are spending a lot of money, you want everything to be perfect and as you imagined. There are many different colours you can choose from, depending on your own personal tastes. The most common colour choice is usually a neutral white for the majority of walls and appliances and then you can add a few different, more adventurous colours within your decor to create the tone you want. 

Colours for Kitchens

Space & Logistics 

Every home is different when it comes to measurements and space, so be sure to get everything properly measured and surveyed before making a final decision. Specifically for furniture and decor, you want to make sure the items will fit into your kitchen nicely. You don’t want to get to the day of installation and then find out that most of your furniture doesn’t fit. In most cases, your kitchen design company should sort most of this out for you but it always recommended that you double-check, just in case. 

Measuring kitchen


Ensure you are looking at kitchens within your budget, otherwise you may find yourself disappointed at the end of the process. There are so many different factors that go into the costings of the kitchen such as paint, appliances, lighting, furniture, cupboards and much more. Of course, if you decide to go with a kitchen company then they will take care of this entire process for you. All costings for the base of the kitchen will be provided to you within your quote and the only additional costs will be any other furniture and accessories you wish to include in your kitchen. 

Budgeting for Kitchen

If you are looking to purchase a brand new kitchen then look no further than Borshch Electric. Not only do we offer graded appliances at a fantastic price, but you can also take advantage of our premium kitchen services. For more information on how we can help you please give the store a call today on 0121 773 6361 to book an appointment.