Ask yourself these questions before designing your kitchen...
What is your preference for the 'look' and 'feel' of your new kitchen?
What are your storage needs?
Do you have a lot of crockery? Pots and pans? Glassware? Kitchen appliances that need to be hidden away?
Would you like to store or display wine bottles?
Do you have particular crockery or stemware that you'd like displayed in the kitchen?
How would you like to store your chopping boards? Tea towels? General rubbish and recycling bins?
What fixed and portable kitchen appliances do you have, or will have? And, how often will you use them?
Fixed appliances include: refrigerator, freezer, sink, cooktop, stove, exhaust, dishwasher, microwave
Portable appliances include: espresso machine, toaster, kettle, sandwich press, blender, food processor, wok, ice-cream machine
Apart from cooking, what other activities will occur in the kitchen?
Will the kitchen double as an informal dining space?
What materials do you prefer?
On the cupboards and drawers? On the benchtops?
On the splashback? On the floor?