Choose your layout
Once you know how much space you have to work with, you then need to choose your layout. It may be based on the kitchen you’re replacing, or it may be a totally new design. Just remember to allow enough space in between worktops to allow for opening cabinet doors and traffic in the kitchen. Wherever possible, try to incorporate the working triangle. The working triangle refers to the difference between your cooktop, fridge and sink. The most effective work spaces allow 1200mm between each of these stations and minimise movement in the kitchen.
The U-shape is most commonly suited to larger kitchen spaces and is the perfect layout for families who spend lots of time in the kitchen. You may also want to choose this layout to clearly segregate kitchen and dining/breakfast areas.
L-shape Kitchen with Island
An island in this format is most suited to larger, more spacious kitchens. Additional cabinets and worktop work space also makes this kitchen family friendly and an entertainer's paradise.
Straight Line Kitchen
The straight line kitchen is ideal for small and narrow kitchen areas, but can also suit large, open-plan spaces. It’s a simple kitchen design and is often the most inexpensive in relation to other kitchen layouts. Try teaming with a large kitchen table or butcher's block to create a great family space.
The galley kitchen is a functional kitchen design that allows you to reach all areas of the kitchen with minimal walking distance. A galley kitchen is a modern and contemporary kitchen design and the choice of many chefs.