16 Aug Step-by-Step Guide for Planning your Dream Kitchen
Planning your dream kitchen is a process that should not be rushed. As the kitchen is the room of the house that needs the most planning and consideration, we recommend breaking up the design process in the following stages. Use these tips to avoid disappointment and plan your dream kitchen with the perfect balance of functional and aesthetic design.
- Decide on your Budget
It is important to set a budget for your kitchen renovation early on so you can make a list of your priorities, set realistic expectations and choose cost effective options. Think about how much you can afford and how long you plan to spend living in your home.
- Gather Inspiration
Take a look through our kitchen galleries and other outlets such as Pinterest, for some ideas for colour schemes, styles and materials, saving your favourite images as you go. You may discover some kitchen elements you have not considered before or notice a pattern of styles and designs you can show your kitchen designer.
- Determine your Kitchen Style
Think about the relationship between your kitchen and the rest of your home. Will you design your new kitchen to blend in with your existing style or go with a fresh look to add a new feel to your home? Go through your kitchen inspiration images to find a style that you love.
- Consider your Kitchen Layout
Choosing your kitchen layout can be one of the most important decisions when planning your kitchen, as it is the beginning point of your design process. Think about how you can cook, clean, eat and socialise in your kitchen and make sure you choose a layout that best suits your family lifestyle and incorporates the appliances you want to install.
- Think about your Larger Appliances
To maintain a sense of practicality, consider how certain kitchen items can break up the space within your new kitchen. Come up with an idea of what kitchen appliances you want and what dimensions you will be using as this will have an impact on the design and layout of your kitchen.
- Select Colours and Finishes
Make sure you select durable materials for your kitchen that need little maintenance; as you want your kitchen to last. You will need to think about the details of your new kitchen – the finishes of the bench tops, splashback, cabinets, flooring and walls. It is a good idea to visit a kitchen showroom such as Harrington Kitchens so you can physically see different kitchen styles, finishes and detailing to help you determine what you like and get some inspiration.
- Evaluate your Options
Now that you have a general idea of what you want your dream kitchen to look like, you can gather all of your plans and present them to your kitchen designer. Many professionals like Harrington Kitchens will help you interpret your findings, offer additional suggestions and help you turn your inspiration into the kitchen of your dreams.
Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Harrington Kitchens to discuss your kitchen renovation plans. Our expert designers will listen to your needs and personal style and incorporate this into the perfect kitchen design for you and your family.
Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:
- French Provincial Kitchens
- Hampton Style Kitchens
- Modern Kitchens
- Classic Kitchens
- Laminate Kitchens
- Timber Kitchens
- Polyurethane Kitchens
- Country Kitchens
- Outdoor Kitchens
- Modern Farmhouse Kitchens
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.
See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.