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Step 2 - Planning the perfect kitchen

To help you make the best use of your space, here are some helpful tips when planning your kitchen.

 

  • Your kitchen should be designed to make everyday activities as easy possible, no matter the size or shape.
  • Know your budget before you start planning.
  • Put your plans onto paper. Use your planning grid to record your existing kitchen measurements.
  • 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.

 

Consider the working triangle

 

U-Shape - If you’ve got the space, a u-shape kitchen will do the trick. It’s the largest of the kitchen styles and provides you with the most bench and storage space.
U-Shape
If you’ve got the space, a u-shape kitchen will do the trick. It’s the largest of the kitchen styles and provides you with the most bench and storage space.
Island - For a social and interactive kitchen, an island layout is the popular choice. It works well in open plan areas as It creates a natural division between spaces.
Island
For a social and interactive kitchen, an island layout is the popular choice. It works well in open plan areas as It creates a natural division between spaces.
Galley - A galley is often the best choice for smaller spaces or apartments. It is highly functional. streamlined and make fantastic use of vertical space.
Galley
A galley is often the best choice for smaller spaces or apartments. It is highly functional. streamlined and make fantastic use of vertical space.
L-Shape - An L-shape kitchen is the ideal layout to incorporate your kitchen and dining spaces in an open plan space. It’s an informal, European inspired design with a focus on communal use of space.
L-Shape
An L-shape kitchen is the ideal layout to incorporate your kitchen and dining spaces in an open plan space. It’s an informal, European inspired design with a focus on communal use of space.

Find the perfect finishes

Kitchen finishings are no longer just a functional part of your kitchen, they dictate the style and mood of your new kitchen. Mitre 10 has a large range of colours, patterns, styles and substrates across our benchtop, splashback and cabinetry ranges. Top off your kitchens new look with modern and functional sinks and tapware. Browse the range online for inspiration, or book a free kitchen design consultation and head in-store to have one of our consultants bring your ideas to life with our extended in-store range of styles and designs.

Benchtops

The kitchen benchtop is more than just a design element, it’s one of the hardest working surfaces in a busy home so consider how you use your kitchen before picking a style.

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Splashbacks

Splashbacks not only protect your walls and cabinets from moisture, heat and cooking residue, they offer a unique opportunity to create a focal point with some colour or texture.

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Cabinetry

Cabinetry plays a big role in the look and feel of your kitchen as a whole. From understated to expressive, we’ve got something to help you achieve your desired look.

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Sinks & Tapware

Designed to bring style, convenience and functionality to your new space, our extensive range of tapware and sinks will complement both your kitchen and your lifestyle.
 

Flooring & Tiles

The right flooring can transform the look and feel of your home. We have an extensive range of tiles, vinyl, laminate, timber and bamboo to choose from.
 

Lighting

Kitchen lighting is about more than just illuminating your preparation areas, it can be used for subtle ambience or accenting, while a bolder lighting choice becomes a feature in itself.