The team from Next Edition Kitchens keep things simple, starting with ensuring every measurement is correct from the beginning, so they come to you. With top of the line laser measures, Ryan will ensure every corner of every nook and cranny is measured correctly.
From there, they will discuss the process with you, how everything can be laid out and what would work best for your design ideas.
When done right, your family can flow in an out of their kitchen with ease. Next Edition Kitchens helps achieve this by designing your appliances, surfaces and fixtures just right.
Kitchen layout for optimal enjoyment and functionality
A good kitchen layout should let people and food flow in an out without obstruction.
When Ryan sits down to design your NZ kitchen, he will design it to expertly blend many elements to maximise its functionality. There are the bench tops, cabinet hardware, sinks, plumbing, storage, fridge and electrical fittings to be taken care of all at the same time.
The main kitchen layout designs which allow a ‘triangle’ of movement between the fridge, sink and stove include
Kitchen layout: the do’s
- Your countertop must be spacious
- Lighting fixtures need to be adaptable so you have the freedom to change your lampshades and bulbs in future.
- Installing a splashback should save you cleaning work every day
- Storage space is just as important as cooking space. Nobody wants to see cereal packets spilling all over the place.
- Ventilation – whether through a rangehood or windows – must be factored in
- Factor in how your kitchen affects your house’s structure
- Ask yourself: What can I do with the vertical space up to the ceiling?
- Consider where you will serve and eat food
Kitchen layout: the do not’s
- Whatever you do, don’t let anyone near your kitchen who isn’t a reliable apprentice or qualified tradesperson
- Try to set up a kitchen where the users are least likely to trip. There should be no obstructions as people go from the fridge to the stove to the sink.
- Don’t go for colours or forms which are so trendy that they age quickly.
- Do not forget that messy kitchen activities may mean you must install tiles, stainless steel and other non-stick surfaces
- Always factor in rubbish, recycling and the disposal of these
- Don’t install an island or breakfast bar if it will obstruct your kitchen’s flow
Book your obligation-free measure and quote today. We’re happy to work on kitchens anywhere in Northland, from Auckland to Whangarei to Kaitaia at the top.