STEP 1: Measure the Space
When planning for a new kitchen you need to consider how much space you have. This will help you determine how many cabinets, drawers, appliances or shelves you will be able to incorporate into your kitchen. Knowing where doors or windows impact on the space also helps in the planning process. What shape will your kitchen need to be? Will it be open plan, a galley kitchen, L or U shaped? All these elements will determine how your kitchen should be planned.
STEP 2: Ask yourself, how do I use my kitchen?
Do you love to bake? You may need more bench space than someone who doesn’t. Maybe the dream is for two ovens.
Do you cook meals often?
What other activities happen in the kitchen? Homework, entertaining, laundry perhaps?
How many people do you generally have working in or using the kitchen? Do you have plans to grow your family in the future?
When you know the answers to these questions and others not mentioned here, you will be better equipped to make decisions on how you want your kitchen to function.