Top 5 Things You Should Know When Planning Your Kitchen

So, maybe you’re thinking about taking the next step towards getting the new kitchen of your dreams. If so, good for you! Perhaps you have an idea of what you might like but are unsure of some details.

In order to get everything right and ensure you have satisfaction and longevity in your kitchen, it’s time to ask yourself a few important questions. There are a number of things we can look at today which will bring you closer to your dream kitchen. Timbercraft has over forty years of experience in supplying and fitting custom-designed kitchens, so we know what goes into the process from start to finish.

1. Who is your kitchen being designed for?

You need to imagine who will be using your kitchen in the future and what kind of lifestyle you have right now. For example, if you have a young family, the kitchen may primarily be a place of food preparation. However, you might also enjoy entertaining parties of guests, or generally socialising with your family.

2. What kind of space will you need?

This is an important point to consider. The available floor space you have will, of course, determine the size of your kitchen. Don’t be disheartened if your available space is on the smaller side, however, because with the right planning from professionals, you can have almost everything you would want from a large kitchen fitted into a small one. Two helpful questions for you to consider are;

What kind of storage space will you require?

Will you want an open-space kitchen and living room, or just one room for your kitchen?

High-quality custom kitchen design has come a long way in recent years. There are many storage solutions now and an experienced company can help you reach them.

3. Think about the appliances you will need.

A useful way to plan out what kinds of appliances you will need is to divide your interests into ‘small’ and ‘large’. Small appliances, for example, are the likes of food mixers, juicers and coffee machines. Large appliances, usually refer to ovens, fridges, built-in hobs and dishwashers. Certain appliances are of course a must for the kitchen, but others will reflect your personal tastes.

Quality is important for appliances, so taking time to consider what brands you might want to include is advised. At Timbercraft for example, we only work the best appliance partners in the industry, such as NEFF, Siemens and Bosch. Modern appliances can offer Cooktop Ventilation and Pyrolytic self-cleaning.

4. What are your tastes?

Have a think about what kind of styles work best for you. Some people are obsessed with having that cutting edge modern look, while others prefer a more traditional ‘cottage chic’.

If you’re dealing with the right kitchen supplier, it’s possible to blend styles to suit both your tastes and practical requirements. Don’t forget to consider what colour schemes you might enjoy, as well as the kinds of kitchen surfaces you prefer.

5. Who will supply and fit your kitchen?

In order to get the best possible kitchen within your budget, it’s so beneficial to sit down and chat with experts who can help you on your path and recommend the best options. We advise that you trust in a reputable custom kitchen design brand. At Timbercraft, we help you every step of the way.

Why not try out the Timbercraft Kitchen Configurator for more ideas?


  • At Timbercraft, we pride ourselves on excellence and tailor our projects to suit the individual styles you’re looking for.
  • If you’re interested, visit one of our showrooms today to discuss your dream kitchen. We will take care of the rest.

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Visit one of our showrooms today to discuss your dream kitchen. We will take care of the rest. Our Dublin showroom is based at Deansgrange Business Park Dublin. The Kildare showroom is located on Lower Cutlery Rd. Newbridge, Co.Kildare.