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How To Design Your New Kitchen

Jun 25, 2008
Installing a new kitchen can be a stressful experience that requires a great deal of logistical know-how and a helpful supplier. Your size of kitchen will be the ultimate determining factor in how you plan your new layout although your budget will also play a major part in your decision and eventual redesign. The modern kitchen supplier will normally have a service that allows you to plan the layout of your kitchen along the lines of size and budget before you even begin to rip out the old units. Fundamentally you want a kitchen that will be easy to use and laid out in such away as to make cooking simple and efficient.

Your local supplier should be able to help you with the layout design as they are the ones with the knowledge and experience. Having a professional designer can be a valuable asset, especially if they have supplier contacts that will be able to provide you with trade discounts on materials. Your designer will most likely be knowledgeable of the 'triangle' design theory. This will not only make your new kitchen aesthetically pleasing but also easy to use and above all practical.

The triangle theory is a term that will be bandied about by your supplier and designer. Put simply it is a method of design that tries to ensure that the three major appliances in any kitchen will be laid out in a triangular pattern. This will ensure ease of use as when you are cooking you will constantly head to the three points of the triangle. People use their kitchens in different ways however so no one triangle is perfect for everyone. In consultation with your designer and supplier you should be able to find the right appliances to sit at the points of your triangle.

The materials you choose for your new kitchen can also be a major concern. The vast array at the supplier can be confusing at the best of times so making a logical decision is an advisable course of action. If you are looking for a county style, natural materials such as wood make an excellent talking point; deciding which type of wood to use however can be difficult. The modern trend is to use chrome and steel in kitchens for its clean lines and finish, although this may seem to some as overly industrial, for a modernist kitchen it is essential.

In addition to the materials contained at your local supplier, your choice of appliances is also a major point of deliberation. As these usually form the most expensive part of any kitchen getting this choice right is essential. You should consider the size of any appliances you may want to install in comparison to your size of kitchen as oversized appliances can look out of place. By taking an approach that caters for the minimum rather than the maximum you reduce the costs and make the process easier in general. Once you have made the decision over which appliances you will need you must pass this on to the supplier so they can source them in time for your planned refit.

By following this advice you should be able to create a space that is not only perfect for your needs but also practical. A new kitchen is an expensive asset to any home but it will normally add value to the property so can be considered a worthwhile investment. It is important to remember that at all stages of the decision making process that practicality is the primary objective; by being mindful of this you should be able to create your own culinary paradise.
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Interior design expert Thomas Pretty looks into how your kitchen supplier can help in designing your new gastronomic haven.
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