The eternal triangle
Remember the working triangle theory linking the oven/hob, fridge and sink. Make sure they are close enough together to avoid lots of walking.
During construction think about how you are going to cope without a kitchen. The hot water and cooking facilities will inevitably need moving or replacing at some point so get your contingency plan in place.
When Wanda Blake was planning her kitchen it was important that it blended into her house as it is completely open plan.
Wanda had spotted a design she liked but when she priced it it came in at £20,000. She asked a kitchen designer to produce a similar design within a much smaller budget.
If your kitchen is part of a large living area, bear in mind that appliances can be very noisy. Wanda really did her research on this and discovered some appliances which were not only very quiet but not too expensive. “Low noise was a real priority for us and I’ve been very impressed with them.”
Overall Wanda advises taking your time with colour schemes and letting the kitchen evolve around you to suit your needs