Top do’s and don’ts of kitchen design

Kaboodle
By Kaboodle

Consider some of the do's and don'ts of kitchen design with our guide below.

DIY kitchens project management - kitchen do's and don't's
It's time to start thinking about your brand new kitchen!

Do

  • Think about what you like/dislike in your current kitchen.
  • Think about what your kitchen will be used for (e.g. cooking and food preparation or entertaining).
  • Consider how many people will be utilising the kitchen.
  • For traffic areas and island benchtops we recommend you allow 1200mm from the benchtop on the island to the opposite cabinet/appliance.
  • Ensure the location of the sink bowl is centred over a suitable size cabinet.
  • Consult your manufacturers’ specifications for appliances prior to installing your kitchen.
  • Enjoy your new kitchen!

Don’t

  • Position cooking appliances under windows or near inward opening doors (especially gas units).
  • Place your fridge and cooking appliances next to one another.
  • Attempt to undertake electrical or plumbing work yourself - all electrical and plumbing work must be carried out by a licensed electrician or plumber.
  • Position your rangehood any closer than 600mm from the top of your hob stove.
  • Forget your end panels - these are needed on either side of appliance cabinets and to cover the exposed side of cabinet runs.
  • Forget to leave a minimum of 300mm clearance on either side of your cooktop to any pantries or panels.

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