Tips On How To Design Your Kitchen
Step 1. The size of your kitchen.
To be able to properly plan the design of your kitchen, you need to know how big space you’re working with. This will allow you to determine how many cupboards, drawers, shelves, and appliances you’ll be able to incorporate into your new kitchen.
Step 2. Plan your kitchen activities.
Working out who will use the kitchen and what for will help you plan its design. Things to consider include:
•How often do you cook?
•How many people use the kitchen or sit in at once?
•Do you entertain and need a lot of bench space near the cooktop?
Step 3. Use existing services.
When planning your new kitchen consider where the gas outlet, power points and water and waste pipes are. It’s easier and less expensive to use these rather than having new ones installed.
Step 4. Your budget.
It’s important to work out your budget. This will help you decide how much you can spend on each new component of your kitchen, from the cupboards to the drawers and oven. It can be as simple as updating your benchtop, changing cupboard handles or updating appliances. It doesn’t have to be a full renovation.And get your kitchen ready at an Affordable price.
Step 5. The working triangle.
When designing your kitchen, take into account the very important ‘kitchen triangle.’ In an ideal kitchen, you should be able to draw a triangle between these three work centers – the kitchen sink, the fridge and the stove. Ideally, these should be at least 1200mm away from each other. Depending on whether you have a gas or electric stove, there are regulations about what the distances should be.
Step 6. Use samples.
When it comes to choosing everything from your benchtops, tiles, and splashbacks, try before you buy. Use samples from Bunnings to mix and match and make sure you’re happy with the combination of colors and textures for your new kitchen. You might want to go for a neutral base and introduce bold colors with your splashbacks and appliances
Step 7. Maximise storage.
Make the most of the storage options in your kitchen, you can’t have too much of it. Consider cupboards, wall cabinets, open shelves and deep drawers to store all of your food and kitchen appliances. Drawers are a great storage solution because you can pull them right out too easily access what’s at the back.
Step 8. Get some idea online.
Once you’ve got the measurements for your kitchen, go online and use the Bunnings 3D kitchen planner. It will help your dream kitchen become a reality. The easy to use 3D planner lets you plan the perfect layout, find inspiration and mix match cabinets and benchtops.
The number one coordinating element to your granite should be your kitchen cabinet color. That is why we always encourage our clients to bring a sample of their cabinet when they visit to select their granite.The ideal coordination is to select a granite that contrasts enough with the cabinets and the natural speckles should have the hues of the cabinet color.It is not uncommon to have the opinion that the cabinets and the granite should have the exact same color, but this might create a big mass of the same color which may result in an undesirable effect.
Granite countertops that are the same color as the cabinets with a darker mottling or veining.White cabinets with White Spring granite which has a beautiful white background with widespread grains and veins of brown, black, and grey in it. The arch city has installed many White Spring granite countertops with white cabinets. Other good examples of granite colors for white cabinets include Black Pearl, Silver Pearl, Labrador Green, Blue Pearl, Sapphire Blue, New Azul Arron, and the list goes on.
Kitchen Countertop Ideas You’ll Love.
Aside from cabinet selection, countertops are one of the most important choices you will make in any kitchen or bathroom remodel or new build. We get so many questions from customers on countertops from pros and cons of materials to what goes best with certain cabinet finishes that we thought we would do a round-up of the most popular countertops we see with our cabinets, as well as provide some information on each material.The number of options when it comes to selecting a countertop is endless, but we will start with the basics of the materials first. They all have their benefits and there is a perfect option for each customer that fits their style and budget.
This is the most budget-friendly, basic countertop option available. Laminate manufacturers include Formica, WilsonArt, and Pionite, to name a few. Laminate has come a long way and has moved beyond the basic one-dimension color into choices that resemble natural stones such as granite and marble. The benefits of a laminate countertop are its stain resistance, as well as limitless color and pattern options, along with affordability. The downside to laminate countertops is the durability. Laminate is susceptible to scratches and is not a heat-resistant surface.
Natural stone surfaces, which include marble and granite, are the most popular countertop choices for most kitchen and bath projects. Both marble and granite are options that guarantee a higher resale value and are more desirable to home buyers, but they do have their own pros and cons.Marble is smooth and has so many variations of colors and patterns. It is also a heat-resistant material, which is a great feature in the kitchen. Unfortunately, marble is an expensive countertop choice and also has some durability issues, as it can easily be scratched and stained due to its soft porous nature.
Engineered Stone, or quartz, surfaces are quickly becoming a top contender in kitchens and bathrooms. It is becoming a popular choice due to its extreme durability (non-porous, scratch, and heat resistant) and ease of maintenance (doesn’t have to be sealed). There are so many options available and there are many patterns available that mimic marble and concrete.
Other types of stones such as,
White Springs Granite — A creamy white background with chocolate brown veining… would pair great with our Espresso Stained cabinets!
Glacier White Granite — This is your option if you are looking for an alternative to Carrera Marble. This granite is white with gray veining and is a dead ringer for the marble.
Bianco Antico Granite — This is a heavier, more standout option. It has a white background with lots of movement and variation. Below is an example of Bianco Antico paired with our “Hawthorne” Cabinets in Alabaster.
Alpine White Granite — This is a very popular option and has a creamy white background and specs of black and clear quartz.
If you are someone who has decided on your kitchen countertop already, maybe it is time to think about which kitchen cabinets go with that countertop. Talk to our kitchen designers today to get help with your new kitchen design and selection of kitchen cabinets
Some tips about how to set up your kitchen.
The kitchen is sometimes described as the heart of a home, There is a lot of confusion surrounding the above kitchen appliances.If you want to have a modern kitchen that meets all of your needs, you will need a variety of cutting-edge appliances. Some of the appliance features in today’s kitchens may far exceed your expectations……..!!!
Selecting appliances can be very time-consuming. After all, there’s no point in spending hours preparing a meal if your oven won’t cook it properly.
Questions about choosing the right oven, stovetop, vent hood and more?
Here are some tips for your kitchen :-
Kitchen appliances are something that should be purchased with thought and care, as these are home staples that will typically be used regularly.
While it’s always exciting to get a new appliance, figuring out what to do with the old one can be a challenge.
• over time, cooktops can build up quite a bit of gunk and grime. But cleaning them doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
• Small appliances such as coffee makers, blenders, and juicers are great labor-saving devices. Unfortunately, they can collect dirt and grime quickly due to their small size, curves, and moving parts.
• Stainless steel appliances are sleek and attractive, but they can also be difficult to clean. Fingerprints, grease splattering, and water drops are just some of the problems that plague them.
• Dishwashers are amazing time savers. There’s nothing quite like clearing a huge pile of dishes after friends come to visit and having a machine do the cleaning for you while you go back to watching TV.
• Your laundry room may be the most functional room in your house, but that doesn’t mean it has to look boring. You can have a color, pattern, and design scheme here just like any other room.
• Clear out the clutter and prepare your kitchen by taking an inventory of what you currently have in your cupboards and storage spaces. Toss out any inferior, damaged, or shoddy bakeware and crockery, and make a list of what you need to look for when shopping for new.
• Although many people have heard of induction stoves, they are unclear what induction cooking means. Electromagnetic energy is the defining factor in this type of cooking. Compared to open flames.
• Wall ovens bring an entirely different feeling to a kitchen, while also adding utility and convenience to daily life. There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for a wall oven to add to your kitchen and bring a hearth to your home.
• A ventilation hood in your kitchen helps to prevent airborne pollutants from being released in the rest of the house. Most homeowners are unaware that odors and pollutants created in the kitchen are the leading cause of indoor air quality problems.