Kitchen Design

The basics of kitchen design

Kitchen design can be daunting at first, but with professional guidance it can be a fun experience. At the Joinery Store, our expert team can assist with your kitchen design and provide high quality 3D renders for your convenience.

When planning a design it is important to balance function with aesthetic. It is a good idea to start by considering the space available to fit your new kitchen and then how you as as an individual, would work within the space. Each home is different. Some people love to bake and require multiple ovens whilst others may not cook much. Some kitchens need to serve a large household, and some may only need to be suited to a single individual. Think carefully about how your design will need to be orientated to serve your needs.

Once you are aware of the space available and how the kitchen needs to function, you will need a style and some inspiration. Using Google Image Search, you can search phrases like ‘Modern Kitchen’, ‘Scandinavian Kitchen’ or ‘Traditional Kitchen’. This will result in thousands of photos which can inspire your vision.

Engaging a Professional

Once you have a basic understanding on the direction you are headed with your design, it’s a good idea to engage a professional. If you are struggling to even come up with an initial layout or style, a professional can also help guide you through the most basic components of the design. However, the more information in terms of ideas and inspiration references you can give the professional, the more efficient the process may be.

A good professional designer will be able to design a layout that balances functionality and style, whilst fitting your needs. They should be able to provide plans or images of some description, which reflect this design.

At the Joinery Store, we utilize modern CAD software to prepare 3D renders for our clients, such as those shown in the gallery below. This helps our customers to get a good feel for the design and a visual of the aesthetic.

Fire Place Mantels

Custom MDF Mantel

Mantels for Fire Places

A Mantel surround for a fireplace is often an ornamental fixture, designed to add character to a home. Often the structure will consist of columns either side of a fire place with a mantel shelf over the fireplace. This type of fire place surround structure can draw attention to the fireplace, and dress it into the architectural style of the house. 

Rosewood Fire Place Mantels

Timber Fire Place Mantels

Fire Place Mantels can be made from timber, like the Rosewood used in the above Mantels. This creates a feeling of warmth in the home whilst inviting natural earthy tones.

Painted Fire Place Mantel

Painted Fire Place Mantels

Some Mantels may be constructed from paintable substrate such as MDF. These can then be painted to match the surrounding walls, or to stand out as a feature by using a different paint colour. In the above photo, the Mantel has been painted the same colour as the skirtings and architraves, in a bright white which pops out against the bone colour walls.

Where to buy a Custom Fireplace Mantel Surround

At the Joinery Store in Young NSW, we manufacture custom Fireplace Mantels to suit our customers needs. We can manufacture Primed MDF Mantels ready for painting as well as Natural Timber Mantels. If you would like a quote for a Mantel, please contact us.

For more inspiration for Fire place mantels, check out these images on Google.