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Take a fresh look and design the perfect kitchen

8 September 2017

Kitchens are so much more than just a space to prepare food. Over the past decade, kitchens have steadily increased in size and embraced new design features. Homeowners are thinking outside-the-box to create a multifunctional hub within the home, a space where family members can catch up, relax and entertain.

Previously good kitchen design was based on the ‘Work Triangle’, which is characterised as an imaginary geometric shape between the fridge, sink and stove. No leg of the triangle should be less than 1.2m or more than 2.7m, and the sum of all three sides of the triangle should be between 4.0m and 7.9m.

The goal of the Work Triangle was to ensure efficiency in the kitchen by placing all major work stations within close proximity, but without making the space cramped. While the basic concept of the Work Triangle still applies in most modern kitchens, new home builders are no longer held hostage by it. In today’s market the perfect kitchen is more about the families that use them than a one-size-fits-all solution.


Depending on the style of your kitchen, you may want to opt for floor-to-ceiling cabinets, exposed shelving, or minimalistic cabinetry with a walk-in pantry or scullery. Read more…

It’s also important to consider how you and your family are most likely to use the space given your morning and evening routines. Whether you have a large or small family, you may want to transform your standard kitchen island counter into a multifunctional breakfast bench with extra storage space underneath or select a floor plan with an open plan kitchen and dining area to provide more seating options. Read more…


When it comes to your fridge, oven, dishwasher and microwave, look out for the most energy efficient products that suit the style and size of your kitchen. Cooking appliances can be some of the most expensive purchases when designing a kitchen and it’s important to find the right products to suit your family’s needs now and in the future. Make a strong design statement by using smaller appliances, such as your kettle and toaster, to add pops of colour. Read more…


From farm-style to minimalistic chic, most kitchen trends rely on the use of textures in some form or the other. Marble, wood, glass, steel, geometric tiles and embossed wallpaper are easy ways to apply texture in a new kitchen. Bear in mind that the use of texture should be balanced and tie in with the overall theme of your home. Read more…