What To Consider When Designing Your Kitchen

Whether you’re redesigning your current kitchen or starting from scratch, the process can be exciting and daunting in equal measure! In a space that demands a fine balance of practicality, functionality and style, your new design needs to suit your lifestyle.

If you’re ready to create a kitchen that enhances your everyday routine, keep reading to learn our 5 key considerations in the design process.

5 Key Considerations For Redesigning Your Kitchen

Your Wishlist

Start by mapping out your dream kitchen. Think of your ideal space to live in and use every day, along with any stylistic preferences. You might choose to make your design an ode to the destination. For example, if you’re looking at new builds in Hornsea, Filey or Whitby, blues, whites and nautical stripes make the perfect addition.

When you buy a new home, it’s worth thinking about the interior styling provided as standard. From cabinets to light fittings, use your kitchen as a blank canvas for your most colourful ideas.

Your budget

Once you’ve decided on your design vision, it’s time to be realistic about your budget. 

You need to decide what’s practical in the near future and your priorities for the next few months. The least important projects should be put on the back burner until you can afford them – especially if they don’t serve the most practical purpose. If it’s your first home, you might not have the budget to stretch for your ambitious ideas, but it’s okay to wait. 


Your kitchen should be a space that works for your personality, routine and style.

Do you prefer to entertain your guests, or are you a big foodie just for the family? Knowing what you need from your kitchen will ensure that you can find and install the most essential fixtures and fittings. Cabinets, shelving and surface types all play an important role, so it’s worth prioritising before you start work.


When it comes to lighting, we recommend layering with a combination of ambient, task and accent lighting. All three define the overall look of your kitchen – and play an important role in drawing the eye to the specific features and textures you create. 

It’s worth thinking about increasing the natural light in your kitchen. Could you use the effects of sunlight to draw attention to a certain colour scheme, or create intriguing shadows that move through the afternoon? A little bit of creativity could carry profound effects. 


Finally, it’s worth remembering that eco-friendly features could boost the value of your home. Even if you’re not thinking of selling up now, sustainable appliances and features will surely futureproof your home. 

Through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, you could be eligible for government grants to cover installation costs for solar panels or an air source heat pump. Renewable heating systems not only add value to your home but give it green credentials, which contributes to a competitive edge on the market.