Planning your kitchen

In order to create a well organised, functional kitchen, take some time to think about the layout of kitchen you would like.

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The kitchen is the heart of the home. How you use the space will depend on your individual preferences and lifestyle. Take some time to think about the style of kitchen you want and consider what you will use your kitchen for, how much available space you have, and what type of layout you would like.

As well as cooking in your kitchen, you may want to entertain, relax or work. It is also likely to be a space where domestic chores such as washing and cleaning are carried out.

An established method of planning a kitchen is the 'working triangle' concept. The cooking area, refrigeration and sink are positioned to form a triangle to create optimal working space. This can be extended further to include a food preparation area.

Here are four kitchen layouts to keep in mind when planning your kitchen:


A compact room that requires use of space to be maximised with efficient planning. Extra tall units can provide additional storage space.


A room with plenty of wall, base and corner storage, and space for plate racks. Can feature a large cooking area and island unit.


With limited space for both wall and base units, this room requires storage solutions such as larder units and pan drawers.


A room with plenty of work and storage space. Use tower units to maximise your space , while glass wall units prevent the room from feeling enclosed.

We can also help you plan your kitchen with our FREE home survey & kitchen design service so you can get the very best results from your available space.