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New Kitchen Design

Are you thinking about renovating your kitchen?

Unsure on how to plan your layout? What colours and door profiles to pick? Worktops, sinks, taps to pick ?

This list goes on.


If you'd like a copy of my FREE KITCHEN DESIGN CHECKLIST pop your details in here and I'll email one out straight to you. This will help you start to organise your thoughts on layout and whats important in your kitchen.

Now, back to the blog.

T Shaped Kitchen

I had the opportunity to work with a new client on the layout of their T shaped eat in kitchen/diner.

It was a very ususal space which you can read as 'challenging' but working with the 6 zones that I identify in my free checklist - Consumables, Non Consumables, Dining/Entertaining, Cooking, Food Preperation and Cleaning - I was able to layout the space.

2D Layout of the kitchen concept design with cabinet, appliance and seating placement.
T Shaped Kitchen with entrance from hall and exit to garden

Entering the kitchen I created the storage zone which included the large american style fridge freezer housed in a unit to max out the floor to ceiling space. This was flanked on either side with floor to ceiling storage, with adjustable shelves.

Elevation view of the concept design for the T shaped kitchen
Elevation wall of the consumables, non consumables and eating area.

I use inspiration images to help the client understand the space, which for the banquet seating was important, as a new idea for them.

Moving then into the cooking zone the only fixed appliance in this space was the range cooker with gas top that the client wanted to keep in its current position.

As part of the initial concept design, I place cabinets to show the space - in the next phase of design I work the client to identify which cabinets should be drawers, pot drawers, shelved cupboards based on their kitchen needs.

I didn't opt for wall cabinets in this space as they will be too overpowering. I opted for open shelves as the client currently decants their dry goods into jars. These can then be displayed on the shelf and be easily accessible when rustling up dinner.

Elevation view of the cooker, cabinets and accessible storage.
Elevation wall of the cooking and food preperation zones.

Finally the cleaning zone which features the washer/dryer, sink and integrated dishwasher, with a view out into the outside space.

Elevation view of the cleaning zone in the kitchen showcasing washing machine, sink and integrated dishwasher.
Elevation view of the cleaning zone

Video Visuals

With all concept design work I also provide a video which helps the client understand the space. You can check out the video for this design below, or click on this link.

Whats next?

The client loved the design, and I will now work with my preferred Kitchen build and installation company to provide an intitial quote.

I will then be working with the client on final layout, colour, cabinets, worktops and finishes.....the list goes on. Providing hand holding through all the decisions so that the clients feel confident through the process and most importantly finishes with a space they both love and works for their family.

Want to know more?

If you'd like to know more about my design services, please click here.

If you'd like to book a free initial chat to talk about your space, then drop me a message here.

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