Take a look at your existing kitchen and make a list of things you like, and the things you dislike. This will help you when deciding what to keep, what to improve or what to leave out of your new kitchen.
Determine which trades you will need to complete your project. E.g. Plumber, Sparky etc.
When it comes to the layout, consider the golden triangle, which is the flow between the three main appliances in your kitchen - the cooktop, sink and fridge. By following this rule, it will allow for ease of movement in your kitchen.
Measure your kitchen accurately with a laser measure. Here is a planning grid to help you with this. If you have existing appliances, consider the dimensions when you design your kitchen.
Consider extra’s such as a pull out pantry and other handy storage ideas.
Get inspired and create a mood board of what you like. You can cut and paste pictures from the internet or magazines of everything you like from the flooring through to your cabinetry.
Have your kitchen designed by one of our kitchen consultants so you can achieve your desired look and view your new kitchen in a realistic 3D image. When you go and visit our in-store consultant, take your mood board/s, your budget and your measurements with you.