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How To Measure Your Kitchen
- Start in one corner and measure each wall, window and door until you have gone around the full room.
- Measure the ceiling height.
- Include as much information as possible on positions of boilers, stop taps, Gas or Electric meters, fuse boards, soil stacks etc.
- Incorporate any radiators into the plan.
- Mark on your measurements which are external walls.
- Feel free to include any ideas on a layout you have in mind.
Read below for more hints and tips.
A good starting point is to take a long, hard look at your current kitchen layout and design then make a note of what does and doesn’t work. Think in terms of where everything is, how much workspace you have, is there enough storage for food as well as crockery and cookware; are the appliances up to the job or could they do with an upgrade; what about the overall style, colour, finish, texture. Are worktops hardwearing and durable?
There are various layouts to choose from too and you don’t necessarily have to stick with the existing one. There is the L shape, U shape, single or double galley, a single run of cabinets with an island in front, a breakfast bar… so think about your lifestyle and cooking habits as well as the size and shape of the room. Ask yourself questions such as, do you want a sociable space that allows for sitting and chatting with guests? Do you need somewhere for children to sit and do their homework? Is it an open or broken-plan space that requires different zones to be defined with changes in furniture style? What colour, finish or material do you want? Is there room for an area for relaxing and watching the TV? By taking time to think about how you will want to use the new space, it allows you to work out which layout would be most practical as well as stylish.
Next, create your wish list of items that you would like included within the new kitchen design. This could include a certain type of handle (or a handleless design), under-cabinet or plinth lighting, pop-up plug sockets to charge mobiles, tablets and laptops, a breakfast cupboard where you can hide the kettle, toaster and coffee machine after the morning rush. Perhaps you like the idea of a mix of open and closed storage, a multifunctional island complete with integrated hob and downdraft extractor, a breakfast bar with stools for weekend coffee catch-ups or simply just more worktop space so you can indulge your passion for baking.
Once you have a list of things you want to change with the new design as well as any elements you definitely don’t want, the next step is to draw a floor plan with details of the position of doors and windows, light switches, sockets, any structural elements such as a chimney breast, beams, pillars, a boiler and so on. Write down measurements such as room dimensions as well as the space between the floor and window sill and window and ceiling then take some photos on your phone or tablet of the space.
Choose A Style
To decide on the style you want for your new dream kitchen, as well as looking at magazines, browsing our designs here on this website, you can also make use of other online platforms such as Pinterest and Houzz as well as Instagram to source an infinite variety of inspirational ideas. Search for key terms such as ‘classic,’ ‘contemporary’ or ‘industrial’ as well as colours – the latest colour trends include strong colours like Anthracite, Bottle Green, Dusky Pink and Indigo, while a softer palette of Cashmere, Cobble Grey or Pebble offer popular kitchen designs. Print off or save to your computer desktop any images of kitchens or products that you like and create your own mood board – either online or by sticking cut-outs to a pinboard or similar. Consider the overall look as well as different colours, finishes, textures and materials for everything from the kitchen cabinets to worktops, tiles, splashbacks, sink, tap, flooring, paint, lighting, appliances, accessories and finishing touches. This will all help you to hone in on what you really love and will also give us a really good overview of what you are looking for.
Visualise Your Dream Kitchen
Now you have a good idea of what you’re after, once you have sent us your design we can then get to work on bringing it to life fore you.
Once you’re happy with our design, it’s time for you to get in touch with a kitchen company of your choice and simply take in the design and tell them this is what we want, putting you in control.
What We Do
Below is a selection of some of our previous CAD designs