With the many functional needs of a kitchen, it can sometimes be difficult to design your dream kitchen to fit your space and household. When planning your kitchen renovation, ensure to avoid these kitchen design mistakes with these alternatives.

High Maintenance Splashbacks

When choosing your kitchen splashback material, try to avoid any designs that have grout as it will require extra cleaning. Grout from tiled splashbacks will hold more grease and grime than a glass or solid kitchen splashback material and are harder to clean.

Under Sink Cabinet Space

The pluming for your sink, tap and dishwasher underneath your sink can take up valuable storage space in your cabinets. The solution for extra storage space is to design a drawer system which surrounds the plumbing and creates more than just a dumping space for cleaning products.

Insufficient Storage

One kitchen design element you should not skimp on is storage. Kitchens are often home to a lot of oddly shaped and large appliances and utensils which need a home to avoid your kitchen looking cluttered. Before designing your new kitchen, write a list of your kitchen items and organize where they will be stored.

Kitchen Traffic Jams

A handy tip to avoid crowds in the kitchen is to position commonly used elements such as the pantry and refrigerator at the start or end of your kitchen, in a space where they are easily accessible.

Limited Bench Space

Basic preparation areas are always needed in the kitchen and you should always plan for at least double the space you think you need. Leave an area next to your cooktop for ingredients and utensils while also leaving extra dumping space near your fridge and pantry for groceries.

There are many things to think about when planning the space in your kitchen. Avoid these kitchen design mistakes to create your dream kitchen with perfect functionality.

Our designers here at Harrington Kitchens ensure that all bases are covered when installing your custom kitchen to make sure you get the most out of your space.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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