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.