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How to plan a kitchen in five simple steps

From layout to design tools, follow our step-by-step planning guide to learn how to plan a kitchen.


Planning a new kitchen

Planning a new kitchen is easy when you know how. Follow our five simple steps to discover what you need to do, from finding a builder to developing your layout and design.

Step 1: Assess your current kitchen

Before you begin to plan your kitchen redesign, take a good look at your existing space and consider:

Step 2: Bring a builder on board

You will need a builder to install your kitchen exactly how you want and ensure it is built to last. Whether it is a plumber, plasterer or an electrician, a builder will find the right people to complete your job.

Step 3: Gather ideas and get inspired

Your new kitchen can be customised to suit your home and personality. That is why gathering ideas is an important step in how to plan a kitchen. Explore:

Step 4: Consider what other building work may be needed

To make way for a new and improved kitchen, your builder may have to carry out additional building work, for example removing walls to open up space.

Step 5: Consult a designer and create a 3D plan

Once you have a builder engaged, arrange to meet one of our professional kitchen designers. We offer a free kitchen design service, and our designers have plenty of experience in how to plan a kitchen. As part of this service you can:

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Bring your ideas to life

From a home survey to a video walk-through of your new kitchen, our free design service can turn your plans into a reality. Trust our experienced designers to guide you through every step.