Effective kitchen design is the process of combining layout, surfaces, appliances and design details to form a cooking space that’s easy to use and fun to cook and socialise in.

The world of effective kitchen design is a maze of design ideas, guides and tips – and a seemingly endless stream of expert advice. Where do you begin? To navigate this culinary landscape, we’ve compiled a transformative starting point help guide you. From determining your needs to installing your work surfaces, our guide below will help you on your way to designing a dream kitchen that’s every bit as beautiful as it is practical.

Full Renovation or Modest Update?

First things first. Before you start planning your brand new kitchen on Pinterest, you first need to decide what your needs are. Do you want to simply give your kitchen a facelift, or start completely fresh? Budget, of course, will be a big determining factor. But you should also decide which elements (if any) you like in your kitchen – and would like to keep. If your kitchen layout works for example, why change it? It’s best to focus on areas in need of attention – replacing those rickety cabinets or updating the worktop can completely transform your space.

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