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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


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.


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.


A galley is often the best choice for smaller spaces or apartments. It is highly functional. streamlined and make fantastic use of vertical space.


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.

Choose Your 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.



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