Designing Your Perfect Kitchen

What is your dream kitchen? Does it have a breakfast bar? Does it have a butler sink? Does it have an island in the middle? When it comes to deciding, when designing your perfect kitchen, you need to make sure you have thought about everything: layout, colours, flooring, tiling, features and even lighting.

Bold colour choices for a kitchenDeciding what you need in your perfect kitchen can be tough. However, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure that you have accounted for everything and make sure that we give you your dream kitchen.


What do you need in your kitchen?

Take a look at your kitchen now; what does it have that you like? What does it have that you don’t like and wish you could change? Make a list of some of the things that you use all the time and perhaps some items and layout in your current kitchen that you definitely don’t want in your new kitchen, so that when it comes to designing your new kitchen, we take out those annoying little things.

What you can do then is broaden your search. Think about a friend or neighbours kitchen, are there any things in their kitchen that you like and don’t have in your own kitchen? You could also of course come down to our showroom and have a look at our range of kitchen designs, and that might help you decide what design is best for you.

You might already have an idea of what design you want your kitchen to be. Perhaps you want a modern kitchen, or a more traditional one to fit your house, the choice is entirely yours and it is always a good idea to have done a little homework before you contact a kitchen designer.



One of the most important things you need to consider when designing your kitchen is light. You don’t want to make your kitchen too dark, as on a rainy morning in January, your kitchen is going to look very dull and gloomy. Making sure you make the most of the light that you have as well as making sure you light the kitchen well can lead to a much brighter kitchen and a much more comfortable and better place to be. You can do this in a number of ways.

If you don’t have a lot of light coming in your kitchen, it’s a good idea to use colour to your advantage. If you use a bright colour or even lots of white in your kitchen, the light that you have coming in to your kitchen will be reflected, as well as having glossy cupboard doors that also reflect the light. Don’t forget you don’t have to have tiles in your kitchen – there are also other options including bright and bold glass splashbacks.

If you want even more light in your kitchen, you can add this in many ways, for example under cupboard down lights, floating shelves, LED light strips or over cabinet lighting. This can help light the dark corners of your kitchen, and means that the heart of your home will be a much more comfortable place to be.



You can never have too much storage. When it comes to designing your kitchen, you need to make sure you have enough room for all your pots, pans, spices, cups, plates and bowls. You also need to think about whether your family is growing, people are getting bigger and whether you think the space you have is suitable for this. You can think about your own kitchen again, have you got enough storage for what you need? Or could you do with more space saving ideas? Don’t forget that you can also think about removing walls and opening up space, as open plan living is getting really popular these days.



For all you gadget-heads out there, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to kitting out your kitchen with all the latest gadgets. Such as pop up electrical and USB sockets, which means you can hide all of those messy cables which get tangled up on your worktop! We have many different gadgets and space saving ideas that will bring your new kitchen screeching into the 21st century rather than being a tired, dated 70’s throwback!

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