Is a Bespoke Kitchen the Right Investment for Me?

11 August 2023Is a Bespoke Kitchen the Right Investment for Me?

Choosing whether or not to invest in a bespoke kitchen is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly. Custom kitchen renovations are costly, they take time, and they require a lot of collaboration to ensure designs are tailored to your liking. The results are worth the investment, but there are many factors you should consider when establishing whether or not commissioning a bespoke kitchen is a good decision for you to make. 

Have a read through our questionnaire and ask yourself the following questions to see if a Krantz kitchen is the right investment for you and your household.

Pictured: Stamford project. You can view more on our Stamford project here

1. How long do I plan to live at my property?

Is your current house your forever home? If you plan to stay in your home for a considerable period of time, a bespoke kitchen tailored to your specific needs – no matter how niche your requirements may be – is a worthwhile investment. Regardless of the resale value of your house, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful custom kitchen for years to come. 

Bespoke kitchens take time to design, build, and install, so if you’re planning on moving soon, it may be more prudent to consider a kitchen renovation that offers a good balance between quality and cost. See our blog on ‘What is the difference between Krantz Designs and Katie Brown Kitchens?’ for further information

Pictured: Kingsmead project. You can view more on our Kingsmead project here

2. How much is my house worth?

Unlike a new car or luxury furniture, you can’t take your Krantz kitchen with you if you choose to relocate.

Before making any significant investment in a property, you need to consider current value of your house and the potential return on your investment. Adding a £75,000 kitchen to a £200,000 house is not going to be a good investment in the long run, as the money you spend is not likely to be recouped if you sell your property.

A bespoke kitchen, when done right, can substantially increase the value of your house, but the layout and the style of the house need to be taken into account as well. 

Consider the design choices and features that you plan to incorporate into your bespoke kitchen. Will they enhance the overall appeal and functionality of your home? If you’re unsure, it might be useful to research the current market value of similar homes in your area or consult with real estate professionals and appraisers. You can then establish whether or not adding a bespoke kitchen to your property aligns with your financial goals.

Pictured: Knightsbridge project. You can view more on our Knightsbridge project here

3. How important are my creature comforts?

Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you like entertaining? Do you enjoy the finer things in life? A bespoke kitchen can elevate your cooking experience and make every dish a joy to make. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and adding a touch of luxury to such an important space can make little things – like making a cup of tea – a real treat. 

If you often invite guests over, a Krantz kitchen can provide a comfortable setting that delivers the ‘wow’ factor. Krantz can incorporate tailored design features, such as fully stocked bars or large seating areas, to take your parties to the next level.

Whatever your passions, if you like your creature comforts and you appreciate premium aesthetics and quality designs, the little features of a Krantz kitchen can make a big difference to the time you spend in your kitchen.

Pictured: Kingsmead project. You can view more on our Kingsmead project here

4. Do I have the budget?

A bespoke kitchen is a much bigger investment than an off-the-shelf kitchen, and superior quality does come with a larger price tag. One of the most important considerations when commissioning a Krantz kitchen is therefore your budget. 

Our designers require full transparency from the outset, as our tailored designs will be crafted with your desired expenditure in mind. Take a look at our blog on How much does a bespoke kitchen cost? to see the attributes that can affect the price of your project.  

Pictured: Kingsmead project. You can view more on our Kingsmead project here

5. Can I handle the disruption of a renovation?

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your bespoke kitchen won’t be either. Good things take time to come to fruition, and the process of designing, manufacturing, and installing a bespoke kitchen takes a significant amount of time. 

We will never offer an expedited service as our team refuse to cut corners or compromise on quality. We take our time, and your personal circumstances will dictate whether or not you’re currently able to accommodate the installation phase of your project.

Pictured: Knightsbridge project. You can view more on our Knightsbridge project here

Take a look at our blog to see How long does a bespoke kitchen take to design, manufacture and install?

Are you able to deal with a renovation at this time? Investing in a bespoke kitchen is a significant decision that should not be made lightly. By considering the questions above, you can ensure you make an informed choice that aligns with your needs, your goals, and your individual circumstances. 

We’ve told you the questions you need to ask yourself, but if you have any questions that you’d like to ask us then get in touch with a member of the Krantz team. We’d be happy to discuss your options further. 

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