Ideas to consider in your kitchen project

Ideas to consider in your kitchen project

The first thing to consider in any kitchen project...

There are so many ideas to consider in your kitchen project so we decided to write a blog post to aid in your kitchen design journey and to (hopefully) ensure you don’t miss anything crucial!

The first thing to consider in any kitchen design are the kitchen appliances you have a preference for. This is because these units are fixed sizes and so will dictate the remaining space available on your kitchen floor plan. The must-have appliances in our opinion are; at least one oven, a microwave (either integrated or free standing) a cooling appliance (either separate fridge or fridge/freezer), a dishwasher, a hob and an extractor. There are various appliance brands you could opt for here but we are main agents for Siemens, Miele and Gaggenau as well as Sub-Zero and Wolf. Appliances can have really wide variances in price so it’s best to do your research and know exactly what you want in your kitchen. Take some guidance from your kitchen designer to ensure they plan everything for you to perfection.

The Kitchen Layout

The next thing to consider in your kitchen renovation journey is the general kitchen layout. There is an infamous term in kitchen planning known as the work triangle. This isn’t overly complicated. It’s essentially trying to plan a small triangle between the refrigeration, hob and sink. This just ensures a smooth cooking journey when accessing the things you most often use.

Kitchen colour

The next thing to consider is the paint colour of your kitchen. There are lots of kitchen paints to choose from with the biggest known brands being Farrow and Ball, Little Green Paint Company and Dulux but the list is exhaustive. Not all kitchen designers are au fait with interior design so make sure they are at least aware of the colour schemes running into rooms adjacent to the kitchen so things can tie in nicely. At a bare minimum the colour scheme you pick should tie together the Kitchen floors (or kitchen tiles if you’re having a tiled floor) and the worktops. Increasingly often we are getting requests for two-tone kitchens i.e. one kitchen on the main run of kitchen units and another for the kitchen islands. This is popular and can work well to give you a secondary colour running through the kitchen.

Kitchen Storage

Storage is imperative in a kitchen so ensure that you have plenty of space in your kitchen cabinets. Pantry Larders we find, can be a great use of space and it ensures you are putting all of your food into one double cupboard (or single in a smaller kitchen) meaning less confusion when you cook as you always go to that one cupboard for supplies!

As you can see (and we’ve hardly detailed all of them) there is so much to consider when planning kitchen cabinets and appliances. Make sure you use a kitchen designer you trust and can hold your hand through this journey.

Wondering what to do next?

Take a guided tour of one of our latest kitchen projects. This particular project was completed for the fabulous Amelia Liana.

Amelia was a dream to work with and has an impeccable style which is obvious from taking one look at the kitchen. The cabinetwork was painted in Farrow and Ball Vert de Terre which is a very on trend colour, almost a light green which she paired with brass accents from Armac Martin and Perrin and Rowe.

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What a wonderful experience from beginning to end. We certainly weren’t the easiest customers , we weren’t sure what we wanted or when ! However Donna, Richard, Rich and their amazing team guided us through the process with utter professionalism as well as warmth and patience. The results exceeded our expectations, particularly the attention to every detail. They wouldn’t rest until they knew we were happy with everything. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them or use them again.

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Thanks to all the team at The Woodworks for working with me on yet another great project.
Beautiful design managed and delivered on time and VERY happy clients

Look forward to our future projects together!

Alan Burton

Woodworks provided us with excellent service, from planning and design to finished kitchen

Build quality is excellent and it really does give the house the WOW factor

Our kitchen was part of a new build process for house we have built from scratch. Deadlines constantly moved, and Woodworks worked around everybody to get the job done on time and in full

After sales is very good, with tweaks to doors and cupboards all part of the service!

Sarah Innes

It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with The Wood Works. Our existing kitchen was 20 years old, and the layout of the room did not make use of the available space. Josh produced inspired ideas for re-designing the whole area, and really listened to what we wanted to achieve, patiently fine-tuning the plans to our particular requirements. We are now the proud owners of a stunning and practical new kitchen which has completely exceeded our expectations. When my sister visited for the first time, she said "it looks like the kitchen of a celebrity chef!" (which I am not). What a transformation. The Wood Works is a family-run business, and that really shows in terms of their professional service, quality of fittings, attention to detail, reliability and easy communication. Nothing was too much trouble. At the start of the project, Josh promised we would have our kitchen by Christmas. I was sceptical as we were in the midst of the pandemic, but they delivered as promised, with no hitches. Thoroughly recommend.


Brilliant Service!
They designed, built, and fitted my new kitchen.
Extremely happy and will be recommending to my friends and family.

Sian Baker

Over the moon with our new kitchen!
The design is exactly what we wanted, the fitters were excellent, and the craftsmanship is fantastic.
Everyone at The Wood Works helped to make the process as smooth and as easy as possible.
I would recommend them to anyone looking at getting a new kitchen.

Ruhel 4 November, 2021

We are delighted with the kitchen supplied and fitted by The Woodworks. The design, look and quality is brilliant. The designer (Tom Dodd), the project manager (Andy Neville) and the fitters were all brilliant. Always helpful and responsive. A really pleasing experience with Woodworks and a brilliant finished kitchen.

The design collated by Tom was brilliant and tailored brilliantly to our exact requirements.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Sue Finegold 22 December 2021

We have a beautiful kitchen of the highest quality The company are efficient friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Richard and Donna designed everything for us to perfection. All their staff are really great.