Guide to Choosing the Perfect Kitchen

We all have our own perception of the ‘perfect’ kitchen. Some of us prefer more traditional kitchens, and some of us love a modern and technology-influenced kitchen more. Kitchen design is flexible and caters to a wide range of different tastes and preferences. No matter what type of kitchen you are looking for, similar things need to be considered to ensure that the right decision is made.

We have put together a short guide on some of the main things you should consider when purchasing a new kitchen.



There are so many different kitchen ranges to choose from, so you are spoilt for choice. Whether you prefer a slick handleless kitchen or a versatile shaker kitchen, there is lots of choice on the market. For a modern aesthetic a slab door kitchen creates a sleek and easy to clean finish where a more classic shaker has a timeless style that can blend seamlessly with a traditional space or give a touch of elegance to a modern one.

All kitchen ranges come with a variety of different colour and design options. You can personalise your kitchen to suit your individual needs and preferences. Our masterclass range comes in a huge range of colours and finishes including stone effect and wood grain finish.


Worktops, Cabinets & Accessories

A worktop can completely change the feel of a kitchen. A classic wood worktop can bring an eclectic natural feel to your space while a white quartz worktop will bring a bit of brightness to any space. Popular worktop materials include granite, marble and quartz. All materials offer different benefits and we have various different types of material available. The worktop you choose for your kitchen will determine the style and functionality that your kitchen has.

You also want to consider accessories. Accessories can make or break a kitchen, so it’s important to choose the right ones. Accessories can include lighting, handles, storage, waste bins and much more. Whether you are looking to have a bin and recycling organiser hidden away in a drawer or have your heart set on a statement brass handle we have a huge range of accessories to complete your kitchen.



A huge part of your new kitchen will be taken up by various appliances. This includes ovens, fridge freezers, microwaves, dishwashers and much more. The best way to incorporate appliances into your kitchen is to choose a kitchen company that can supply the appliances for you. This will make the process much quicker and also means you won’t have to look elsewhere for your appliances. With our sister company NE Appliances we can supply any appliances you need from everyday favourites like built in ovens and induction hobs through to luxury range cooker brands like Lacanche and Smeg all at competitive prices with the best multibuy deals in the South West.

When it comes to appliances you should also consider whether you want freestanding or built-in units. This will have an effect on the overall look and feel of the kitchen, so it is important that you decide on this before signing off the design.



Whether you are on a tight budget or not, the price is an important factor to consider when purchasing a new kitchen. At 102 kitchens, we will discuss your budget with you to make sure that your kitchen ideas are viable. We can cater to any budget, low or high, and provide you with a high-quality kitchen.

Our 102 Kitchens range is designed to bring you the best in both style and value, so rest assured that there will be a kitchen suitable for you and your budget.


Installation & Service

You should also check with your kitchen company to ensure that they offer installation services. A kitchen design may be great but if the company cannot turn your design into a reality, looking for your own fitter can delay the process and make things harder for you.

We offer kitchen installation services that will ensure your kitchen is finished off properly and ready for you to use straight away.

102 Kitchens are the leading kitchen design and installation company in Bristol. If you are looking for your dream kitchen, give us a call 0117 202 0050.