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New kitchen - what do I need to know?

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Hulder Sun 18-Jun-17 20:09:37

I am finally (after 9 long years) ready to start on my new kitchen. It's going to be in a room that is currently an oversized utility room while the actual kitchen is crammed in a corridor.

Plan all along has been to return the corridor to being a corridor and turn the massive utility into a kitchen. Options are limited as building is listed although thankfully utility is in a 1970s extension so no madness like lime plastering required.

So, what do I need to know/think about? The room will have to be gutted so I can move everything around, have new electrics etc.

mineofuselessinformation Sun 18-Jun-17 20:19:50

Don't put the dishwasher in a corner! It will annoy you forever more when you can't get into the corner if the door is open. If you have / plan on having an American style fridge, allow for that but think about having a bridging unit over the top (allowing for ventilation).
Think about things like where you would store a bread bin, toaster etc.
Make sure you have enough worktop space - I don't. angry
If you need the storage space, consider having one 'run' of units with extra height wall units above (they will need to come to worktop height), using an extra wide worktop of possible so you don't lose useable surface.
Oh, and I have a cat, so would plan a hidey-hole between floor units if I ever had the space! smile

YorkshireTea86 Sun 18-Jun-17 20:53:27

Pan drawers are better than cupboards. Plan extraction for hob. Plan where things will go to see if you have enough storage.

This is an older thread but have found helpful when planning mine

Hulder Sun 18-Jun-17 21:27:27

What on earth are pan drawers!

Have only ever used my mum's aged kitchen, my current broken 1980s at earliest kitchen or tiny kitchenettes in rentals.

Can I have engineered wood flooring in a kitchen? Current kitchen has quarry tiles and I hate them as my feet are cold. I spend all my time kicking a rug round the floor so I can stand on it.

So far only fixed decision is Everhot cooker.

YorkshireTea86 Sun 18-Jun-17 21:32:20


These are pan drawers, basically deep drawers that can take quite a bit of weight, they are generally seen as the best thing to store your pans and crockery I for ease of access. You can see to the back without having to get on your hands and knees like you do with cupboards.

Hulder Sun 18-Jun-17 21:35:34

Oooh, v nice.

I currently have a chucking space under the oven where a door has fallen off grin

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