Tips on designing your Kitchen
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I congratulate you for embarking on the most important project Building your own home. Statistics show that 80% of owner builders have cost blow outs by at least 20%. One of the key reasons is that the cost of trades people in doing the work is under estimated at the start.
What we offer you is a solution for perhaps the most important part of a home – the kitchen. We have been manufacturing solid timber cupboard doors for over 30 years and in the last 8 years we have been manufacturing “ready to install flat pack kitchens” to client designs.
Designing your own kitchen is not difficult and the following tips will help you achieve this.
Understanding Kitchen Designs
The single most important thing in kitchen design is a design that fits your lifestyle, including good natural light, ample bench and storage space and a logical flow of appliances.
The best-designed kitchens create what’s called a work triangle (the industry term for the space between the cooking appliances, the refrigerator and the sink). While the variations on how to create a work triangle are endless, most kitchen designs fall into a few categories.
The Island layout typically incorporates a freestanding cooktop or slide-in range that is strategically placed in the centre of the kitchen area. This layout is ideal because it can create the perfect, equilateral triangle. Typically, it works best in larger kitchen areas.
The One-Wall Plan is the most space-efficient kitchen layout. The one-wall plan has the drawback of not creating a work triangle. If space is a premium, this is the answer. If efficiency is the premium, it may not be.
The Two-Wall Plan layout puts two appliances on one wall, and a third on the other. Typically the cooktop / range will stand alone on one wall, with the refrigerator and sink on the other. This layout works best in larger kitchen areas. In smaller kitchen areas be sure there is ample counter space between the refrigerator and sink.
The Three-wall Plan layout creates a nice triangle, with a workstation at each wall. By spreading workstations apart, this layout maximizes space. However, with every wall in the kitchen occupied, it can put free space at a premium, making entertaining more difficult.
Solid Timber kitchens are a perfect choice as a working show piece in your home. Solid timber bar panels in one piece can be showed in the front of your island bench with colonial bar doors including timber veneer inside can show off your display cabinets and in addition timber cap moulding can be attached to the top of your cabinets.
Vinyl kitchens are a growing market for an easy to clean and maintain kitchen. Routered doors and smooth rounded edges is just one of the extensive range and are available in both gloss and texture finishes.
Emporite kitchens are the choice of modern architectural homes with its shiny gloss surfaces available in any colour.
Laminate such as laminex is still used in kitchens and our range is only limited by the range of laminates produced.
Our products are not limited to kitchens we have products to suit laundries storage cupboards as well as trough benches, bath room vanity units and many more. These come as flat packs for onsite assemble and installation.
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