Although we all like to think of ourselves as capable amateur designers, there are many clever ideas that only someone with expert knowledge and specific experience in kitchen design can envisage in order to turn your dreams into a reality.
Maybe an internal wall can be moved to create extra space, or cabinetry can be designed more wisely, or light can be better maximized in the room to create a sense of space. Good kitchen design is all about making the most of what you already have in the space, and cleverly adding in elements that bring the kitchen to a whole new level.
The two main factors in kitchen design are functionality and aesthetics. We all want our kitchen to look fabulous but even more crucial is how it works, and the everyday ease of use of the space for you.
Obviously the available space, as well as your particular requirements, will impact on the final kitchen design, and the old ‘Work Triangle’ principle of cooktop/oven, fridge and sink sitting in a roughly triangle shape still has merit. But today, kitchen design takes into account that kitchens can be thought of as having six zones – food storage, preparation, cooking, cleaning, tableware storage and serving. By planning and constructing a kitchen layout cleverly with these zones in mind, the amount of time and energy you spend moving between them in minimised.
So if you think you would like a specialised Designer to create a wonderful new kitchen for you, contact us at Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms or visit our display showroom.
Are you planning to give your kitchen a makeover? Is it tired and dated or are you finding it difficult to work efficiently due to its poor layout or lack of space? Perhaps you want to change the layout completely and incorporate your kitchen into a brand, new open-plan multi-function family area, so that you can interact with your family and friends while you’re trying out that new recipe, or cooking up your favourite meal?
Whatever your reasons for wanting a new kitchen, the whole process can be made much easier by consulting the experts. So if you’re looking for help with your kitchen designs, Melbourne based Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms should be your first port of call.
Consult a specialist kitchen designer
By enlisting the help of a specialist kitchen designer, you’ll not only get expert advice on how to transform your kitchen into an area that looks good and functions well, but we’ll help you to find the best solution based on your budget and the space that you have available. As you can appreciate, if you’ve tried to pull together a design for your kitchen on your own, often the sheer choice of cabinets, worktops and other elements can be overwhelming. And that’s all before you try to find the best kind of layout.
Designing a kitchen is not as easy as it sounds; especially when you take into consideration all the functions it has to perform. Furthermore, our experienced kitchen designers have the ability to look objectively at your space and your plans, without the emotional attachment that you will be feeling.
A skilled kitchen designer will not just take into account the style elements of a kitchen, but they’ll look at all the practical elements too. Their major consideration is to make sure that the space functions well, by incorporating zones for food and equipment storage, food preparation and cooking, together with areas for cleaning. They’ll also take into account the ‘flow’ of the space, and whether more light needs to be incorporated to make working in the kitchen more pleasurable and practical.
Our kitchen designers are experienced in finding ways to put together a kitchen that meets your individual needs and, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach, we listen very carefully to what you want and need, and then incorporate your ideas into the overall design.
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If you’d like to find out how our designers can help you to design your dream kitchen, get in touch with us now at Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms. We’re experts in designing and building all kinds of kitchens, whether you prefer the old world charm of Country English designs or a more modern, sleek and contemporary feel. Read More
More than any other room, the kitchen has become the heart of homes everywhere. This is particularly true now that the current trend is to have open plan spaces that incorporate not just the traditional kitchen area, with its cabinets and appliances, but areas to eat, to study and relax too.
Whether you live alone or you’re always surrounded by family and friends, getting the design of your kitchen just right is not only vital for the functioning of the area, but for meeting the needs of your particular lifestyle. Many things need to be taken into account when finding the perfect kitchen design for you, including size, layout, storage needs, materials, appliances and your own personal tastes and style.
How do you see your kitchen?
Before you go ahead and purchase a new kitchen, it’s important to clarify exactly what you’re looking for. There are so many choices of cabinets, benchtops, splashbacks, appliances, tiles, flooring and more out there, that you need to have some idea of what you like so that you can rule out what you don’t.
• Do you want a larger, lighter and airy kitchen? Perhaps renovations or an extension are necessary.
• Do you want to use your kitchen for more than just cooking? Perhaps you want to extend it into a multi-purpose family room?
• Do you want to incorporate particular appliances or features?
• Do you need more storage?
• Do you need adjustable benchtops to accommodate your height?
As you can see there are many things to take into consideration. It’s not all about choosing the cabinets and appliances. There are other more practical elements to consider before you put it all together.
The ideal kitchen is a perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics. While we all want our kitchen to look good and have that WOW factor, it’s also just as important to ensure that the design works in terms of functionality.
After all, we spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so we need it to be easy to use, practical, easy to keep clean and to have sufficient space to incorporate areas for food and equipment storage, food preparation, cooking, serving up and, of course, cleaning up afterwards.
If all this sounds a little too complicated, or you’d like the benefit of some advice from people who design kitchens for a living, then a visit to Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms is a must. We’ve years of experience in both designing and building kitchens that are as individual as you are.
We take into consideration all elements of kitchen design, from the space and layout available to your personal preferences, to put together a design that fits into your budget.
When it comes to designing a kitchen, you want to create a room that’s both stylish and functional. Whether your tastes are minimalistic, classic or contemporary, or you favour more rustic designs, such as the English Country or French Provincial look, you’ll want to be sure that your kitchen not only looks good, but that it’s easy to work in, and that it performs well; whether you’re simply preparing a snack for yourself, or you’re cooking a banquet for twenty.
In order to create a kitchen that meets your needs, it’s advisable to consult with experts in kitchen design. So, if you’re planning to install a designer kitchen, Melbourne based Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms can help you to design a workspace that’s perfect for you.
People have many reasons for wanting to redesign their kitchen. Perhaps it’s just out of date and needs to be brought in line with current designs. Perhaps you bought your house because of the location but compromised on the kitchen, and it really isn’t to your taste at all. Perhaps it looks good, but it doesn’t seem to meet the needs of your growing family. Maybe it looks good but the alignment of the appliances and workspace just doesn’t function well at all.
Whatever the problem, having a kitchen designed by an expert will help you to create a space that will work for YOU. Because after all, you’re the person who’s going to be spending your time in there, whether you’re an avid baker or you’re responsible for feeding a hungry hoard of kids every day.
One important thing to remember when planning any designer kitchen is that you’re the one who’s going to have to work in it. Therefore it makes sense to take some time to brainstorm exactly what you need in your space. Think outside the box; it may be that ultimately you can’t or don’t want to use all your suggestions, but it will give you a better idea of what you need and want.
Once you are armed with your ideas, you can consult a kitchen designer, who will work with you to turn your ideas into reality by giving you the benefit of their experience and expertise. You’ll also get to see your finished design in all its 3D glory, so you can clearly envisage what it’s going to be like when it’s installed. Of course, your ultimate designer kitchen will be governed by practicalities, such as space, location, functionality and budget, but you’ll know that the finished product has come from your initial ideas.
If you’d like some advice on kitchen design, get in touch with us here at Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms by calling 03 9882 4103. We’re not just experts in designing kitchens and bathrooms, but we’re registered builders and all our tradespeople are fully qualified.
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