Top Kitchen Planning Tips
1 Plan your kitchen according to your lifestyle. A family will have different expectations from a kitchen than a young couple. Keep this also in mind when planning your storage.
2 Keep the existing service points in mind when planning the kitchen as rewiring and re-plumbing takes a lot of time and money.
3 Think about the ventilation points when planning your kitchen. Don’t plan cupboards over them.
4 Decide where your sink, drainer and dishwasher need to go first as this will be the biggest unit to fit in.
5 Plan the main areas (sink, food preparation and hob) close together. This will make your kitchen more efficient.
6 When measuring the size of the kitchen, make sure that the exact shape of the walls is known. If there is an inwards corner in the room it will influence the shape of the worktop and the place of the wall-cupboards.
7 If you decide for a two-way galley kitchen, leave enough walking space between the two galleys.
8 If choosing a U-shaped kitchen, consider the floor space you will have left and maybe decide to use one of the legs of the U as a breakfast bar.
9 If you like to cook with a lot of fresh vegetables or you need a big freezer, consider a big fridge/freezer at the end of your worktop for loads of storage and easy access.
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