Top Tips On Designing a New Kitchen

We’ve been living in our new build for two and a half years now and I’ve never been 100% happy with the kitchen the developers put in. Because we didn’t have an offer on our old house early enough, we didn’t get to choose upgrades for the kitchen that we wanted at the time. Designing a new kitchen is eventually going to be on the cards for us.

Top Tips On Designing a New Kitchen

In fact only yesterday we had a look around at some kitchens to give us an idea of what we could have. I love to spend a lot of time in the kitchen pottering around. I write my to-do lists in there and there is nothing more relaxing than sitting at the table working and looking out over the garden.

For me, a kitchen has to offer preparation and cooking facilities, a place to sit down and eat (we don’t have a separate dining room in this house) and be practical with its styling. The floor has to be strong, to withstand muddy boots and lots of dancing to Alexa! Engineered wood flooring would be ideal for us, with its high-quality finish, yet moisture-resistant and long-lasting.

What is needed in a kitchen layout design?

  • Wall units
  • Base units
  • Breakfast bar
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Sink
  • Microwave
  • Taps
  • Flooring
  • Spotlights
  • Extractor fan
  • Dining area
L-Shape Kitchen layout design

Drawing a kitchen plan

At this point, you may want a kitchen designer or an architect to come and look at your existing kitchen space to help with designing a new kitchen for you.

Once your plan has the windows and internal/external doors in place you will have a much more clear idea of what space you are working with. Make sure your designer is in the know of your available budget.

Best kitchen layout

The kitchen is a practical space, so everything is needed to be on the correct spot. A lot of kitchen designing is about making the space easy to use. Therefore to make kitchen prep and cooking the most efficient, most kitchen designers work on the triangle method. This is where the sink, hob, and fridge form an imaginary triangle.

Galley kitchen design – this is where the units run alongside one wall or both walls directly opposite in a double galley kitchen. A very efficient kitchen design.

U-shaped kitchen design – this is where the units are on all 3 sides and the hob, sink, and fridge are all on a separate side to form the efficient triangle design.

L-shaped kitchens – in this style kitchen the units are on two sides and the sink can be on one side, with the hob and fridge on the other.

Open plan kitchen – with this type of design, it’s always best to put the kitchen in the darkest corner of the area leaving the living space near the windows for light.

Kitchen diner

Style of kitchen

Once you have the layout sorted, its then time to think about the style you want. Contemporary or classic? There are many to choose from, Just ensure you keep to your budget.

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rachel bustin
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