Top 6 things to consider during your kitchen design

Having decided to re-do your kitchen, there are various factors you should take into consideration during the design process. These are things you should think about carefully, ensuring that your kitchen serves all your needs. You might be wondering what these factors are… Luckily, we have the information you need. Here are the top six things to think about during the process of renovating your kitchen.

Consider your kitchen priorities

When asked about the design you are looking for in your kitchen, it’s important to think about your priorities. These will be different for everyone, and your design should be centred around what is important to you. This could be hosting, in which case you could create a seating area around a kitchen island. It could be that you only cook quick and simple meals, which may have you installing an extra microwave instead of a multi-door oven. Or, you may want to make your kitchen the heart of the home. There are ways to make every one of your preferences happen.

Split your space into zones

You should consider how much you will use each zone of your kitchen. These zones could include a prepping area where you can chop your fruit and vegetables, a washing up station, a utilities area, and an eating area. Knowing what you will use your kitchen for the most will then allow your designer to customise your kitchen to your lifestyle. This will ensure that the zones you use the most often are made accessible and to the right size. This can be possible no matter the size of your kitchen, and it’s also possible to extend the space should you wish!

Ensure the room flows with the home

One of the most important things when it comes to design is that your home is cohesive. A flow throughout your property is the best way to achieve a home that seems well thought-out. There are countless ways to ensure this happens. It could be as simple as making sure that doors open the same way. For example, having to close your kitchen door before you can open the oven is less than ideal! This flow through the home is something many people strive for, and working with a kitchen designer could help you to achieve this.

Consider the size of your space

The size of your kitchen will be the deciding factor for a lot of your wishes. If you have a very small space to work with, it may not be in your best interest to have a kitchen island, for example. Something like this could easily turn your kitchen into a cramped, tight space to move around in, which is less than ideal for a relaxing cooking experience. Measuring your space and collaborating with your designer will give you an opportunity to make the most of the dimensions you have, ensuring your kitchen is tailored to your circumstances as well as your style wishes.

Keep child safety in mind

Even if you don’t have a child of your own, ensuring your kitchen is suitable for young people could increase the likelihood of prospective buyers being interested in your home. Child safety in the kitchen could look like installing an electric hob rather than a gas hob or using soft-close cupboard doors so that fingers are less likely to get trapped. This is especially important for those who have children, but for those looking to sell their house it’s still something to take into consideration. This approach is something your kitchen designer can implement within your designs.

Your desired kitchen style

Kitchen experts can design your kitchen within any style you like. From a modern, sleek kitchen to a classic style using shaker doors, the world is your oyster. Understanding exactly what style you are looking for will help an expert to design the perfect kitchen for you, selecting your cupboard doors so that they fit in with your desired aesthetic. An in-depth conversation with your kitchen designer will allow them to find out what is important to you, providing you with a stylish kitchen that fits in with the rest of your home and is everything you wanted.

Here at Jeff Allen Designer Kitchens, our expert designers ensure that all your requirements are met, introducing a stylish new kitchen into your home. We get to know you, customising your kitchen to who you are and what you need. To get in touch, call 020 8224 7173 or email