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Cooking from Scratch is a Skill; So is Designing the Kitchen

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Cooking is easy to do, but generally hard to master. It involves a lot of planning, experience, and creativity. Much like how the best kitchens are designed.

Your kitchen is one of the most important features of your home. It’s the centre of day-to-day living, where Australians spend an average of 6 hours a day preparing their meals and congregating with loved ones. You deserve to spend these precious hours in an environment that pleases you.

The kitchen design, then, should be nothing less than perfect. Or at the very least, perfectly made for you.

Anyone can theoretically slap on a sink and some cupboards and call it a day, but only true masters can design and build a stylish and functional kitchen, perfect for the home.

For all the materials and appliances you’ll need for your kitchen, visit us or give us a call so we can help you out.

Drawing Up a Floor Plan

Like cooking a complex dish, designing a gorgeous kitchen starts with the recipe.

To make a detailed floor plan, you first need to measure the dimensions of the kitchen’s area. Since you’ll also most likely install fixtures from the ceiling, getting an accurate measurement of the height of the room is essential.

These measurements will allow you to create a floor plan that’s perfect for your needs. Some also already try to determine the kitchen cabinets to be installed during this stage. Aside from appliances, these will take up a lot of your space, too.

If you’re using pen and paper for this task, this article from House Plans Helper has some insights that can make the process easier and more precise for you, like using the correct scale.

You can also use one of the many software options out there that allow you to design 3D spaces. You can find some online for free. You can also download a specialised app for this.

Determining the Shape

You should consider the shape of your kitchen as well. There are several kinds of designs, apt for different kitchen settings.

  • U Shaped – this shape is designed for efficiency and collaboration. This maximises the working triangle (sink, cooktop, and fridge) when preparing food and cleaning up.
  • G Shaped – kitchens that are G-shaped make the most of their space. It’s ideal for small to medium-sized kitchens.
  • L Shaped – like G shaped kitchens, this is also ideal for small and medium kitchens. It minimises traffic and it’s great for corner spaces.
  • Galley Kitchen – this design is for larger spaces where it would be easier to divide the area into multiple working stations. These kitchens usually have a ton of storage too.
  • Islands – islands in the kitchen give you additional storage space for appliances, outlets, and even seating. They also provide a separate workstation.

There are many variations to these basic kitchen shapes but they all typically share the same benefits and uses.

Picking Out Materials and Fixtures

This is arguably the most exciting part of designing a kitchen. And one that we can’t wait for you to try.

Like with cooking, ingredients make a lot of difference. For your kitchen, you’ll want the best quality materials. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered. Our tiles and flooring materials are sourced from well-known suppliers.

Our wide selection of kitchen appliances is topnotch. You can always find the best cooktops, dishwashers, ovens, sinks, range hoods, tapware, and more when you visit our store.

We have everything you will need to build your beautifully designed kitchen.

And if you ever get confused, don’t worry. The best part of buying from us is our excellent customer service. We’re proud to be your one-stop shop.

Call us at (03) 9562 7181. Shoot us an email at quotes@tileimporter.com.au. Or just give us a visit at 17 Natalia Ave, Oakleigh South, 3167 Victoria.

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