Kitchen planning: 7 steps to your perfect space

Follow these steps for creating your perfect kitchen that's both stylish and functional for you and your family.

By Paula Woods | 14 January 2020

Create a new kitchen scheme that looks great and works like a dream by following these steps to streamline the design and construction process.

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Whether you’re replacing an existing kitchen or designing a new space from scratch in your self-build home, follow these best-practice processes for a great end result.

1. Gather ideas

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If you’re renovating, make a list of what works well and what doesn’t in your current kitchen to help identify areas for improvement and determine whether structural changes are required.

When working on a new-build home, try to consider exactly how you want to use the space in the short term and how that might evolve in a few years time.