Where do I start when designing a new kitchen?

From deciding the colours and style of your kitchen to choosing the finishing touches, there’s a lot to consider when you’re embarking on a new kitchen design.

Having been in the kitchen industry all his life, director Warren really has heard it all! He implicitly understands what you need to know when embarking on a new kitchen design and for that reason, he’s created a really handy Kitchen Planning Guide to help you on your way.

Working through this guide before sitting down with a kitchen designer will help you get the most out of your appointment and a give you a head start to bring your dreams to life.

After years in the business, we’ve decided that the best and most efficient way to tackle a project is by breaking it down into bite-size chunks.

At Butlers Kitchens, we are here to help every step of the way.


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8 Steps for Designing a New Kitchen

In this guide, we break it down into these eight simple steps:

  1. Evaluating your current kitchen

This is where you decide what you love and hate about your existing kitchen to choose what to keep and change in your new one. We’ve put together a valuable checklist for you to go through.

  1. Deciding on a final budget

It’s imperative to start the next part of the process with a clear idea of what you can afford to spend.

  1. Kitchen layout

It’s a bit more than just deciding where everything goes, and your existing space may benefit from a complete rejig to help you get the kitchen you want.

  1. Mastering your storage and counter space

Once you’ve worked out your layout, you’ll need to make sure there’s a home for everything in your kitchen and that you’ve ample space to cook up a storm or entertain your guests.

  1. Choosing furniture style, colour and material

This is the fun bit, and the world is your oyster. If you don’t know where to start, try checking out our kitchen ranges here.

  1. Which appliances?

There are so many options available, one of our expert kitchen designers will be able to break down what they are and guide you through which to pick to suit your budget.

  1. Adding the right lighting

Lighting is more than just the icing on the cake. In our guide, we run you through the many types of lighting you have to choose from.

  1. Finishing touches

Advice and tips on how to put your individual stamp on your new kitchen and give it that homely feel.

This guide is full of helpful information to help you on your journey and includes some handy checklists to ensure nothing gets forgotten, and you can download it here.

Once you’ve put pen to paper and outlined what you want from your new dream kitchen and how much you want to spend – we can make the magic happen.

Contact Us for a New Kitchen Design

If you’re planning on a new kitchen design and you need help bringing your ideas to life, please get in touch with our expert kitchen designers.

Call us on 01244 732 990 or you can book a FREE design consultation here.

At Butlers Kitchens we promise to provide you with the right design, using the best products, each and every time.

Butlers Kitchens
13-17 Station Road
Flintshire CH5 1SU

01244 732 990


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