Plan your kitchen

Follow this process to plan your kitchen renovation.

Planning your new diy kitchen renovation is one the of the key components.  If you spend time in the planning phase to get it right you will be forever happy in your new kitchen.  We have summarised a few basic steps below but recommend for more detailed information you download our ‘Kitchen Design Guide’ which is a great source for planning your kitchen renovation.

1. Measure The Size of your Kitchen

All kitchen renovations start here, you need to know the size before you can decide on how many pot drawers, cupboards, appliances etc. to incorporate into the design.

Download our Design Guide for detailed “how to measure” and draw a sketch of your ideal kitchen. It’s quite simple to measure your room but important to remember to also measured the windows, architraves, appliance spaces, doorways and all other kitchen elements.  This is the initial stage of planning and no need to stress at Kitchen Shack we can always arrange for a final check measure after your free design in the Showroom.

2. Analyse your Kitchen Space

Look at who uses the kitchen and how you all work together including:

  • Do kids do homework at the breakfast bar while you cook?
  • Does your kitchen double as a laundry?
  • Do you enjoy cooking? Careful consideration on appliances is needed.
  • How many people use the kitchen at the same time?
  • Do you entertain? Then larger bench spaces would be important.
  • Can you use existing power point, gas and water locations to save money?

3. Design

The kitchen working triangle is key in all good kitchen renovations.  Put simply this means a triangle should be drawn between the 3 key work areas – the kitchen sink, fridge and stove.  This provides ease of reach and ease of cooking. Remember also to maximise your storage space when designing – you can never have enough.  You can choose to draw up your kitchen using the grid template if you are keen however, most  prefer to leave this stage to the Kitchen Designer Professional.  You can easily book an appointment online for a free in-store design and pricing on the spot or call us direct at your nearest showroom to make an appointment.

Finally, don’t forget the all important budget.  You need to decide how much you have to spend on the kitchen including trades and appliances if they need upgrading – we can help you with your complete kitchen renovation to save you money and time!

You will need to allow 1 – 1 1/2 hoursto work with our Kitchen Designer in the showroom designing your kitchen in 3D and once your kitchen design is complete we provide same day pricing.  Remember our Lowest Prices Guaranteed – we will beat any price for the same product and service by 5%.  That’s our promise to you!

4. Easy – take Delivery and enjoy!

Kitchen Shack kitchens come fully assembled which saves time and money. DIY installation is not an easy task and takes days.  You may find it easier and faster to use Kitchen Shack Installers and trades to do the hard work to save even more time and headaches.  96% of Kitchen Shack customers prefer this option but it’s up to you.