The planning process is the key time to consider big changes to your kitchen’s design, so think carefully about how you use your current space and how you would like to use the new one. Ask yourself these questions:
- How do you move around your kitchen? Elements that you often use at the same time, such as the fridge and work surface, should be close together.
- Where do you prepare food? Put your worktop space where you like to prepare food – possibly next to the hob.
- How much storage do you need? Do you need more than you currently have? Open shelving or big, deep cupboards?
- Who will you be entertaining in your kitchen? You may want space for a table or a breakfast bar where people can sit and talk to you while you work.
- Which utensils and crockery do you use the most? Ensure they’ll be easily accessible in your new kitchen design.
- Do you have a lot of gadgets? If you want them on display you’ll need lots of worktop space; if they’ll be tucked away you’ll need deep cupboards.
- Do you have room for the large appliances you want? For example, range cookers or American-style fridge freezers will take up a lot of space.
Remember to consider your kitchen’s constraints, such as its size and the positions of doors, windows and plug sockets. If you’re not planning any structural work, you’ll need to be realistic about what your space can accommodate.
Our Staff will be able to help you with all these questions, and can visit you in the comfort of your own home to design the perfect layout. We’ll measure your room and discuss how you want to use the space. Once we understand your requirements we’ll help you choose the right products. We’ll then bring your design to life in-store using our specialist computer aided design software.