Knowing where to start when planning a new kitchen is the first step to making it a stress-free and really enjoyable process. To get started and the ideas flowing, follow these simple pointers as you start to think about what your dream kitchen might look like and we’ll help you every step of the way.

What’s your style?

First of all, think about your preferred style of kitchen. Do you have a modern or more classic style in mind? It’s also fine if you don’t know or haven’t decided! Visiting the showroom will enable you to look at both styles in different finishes which will help you decide which style you’re leaning towards.

Your style of home may lead you to consider a modern or classic style which is a great starting point. We can help you with the finishes and accessories that will ensure the kitchen slots in perfectly to the style of your house.

Ideal layout?

When thinking about your new kitchen, are you using the existing footprint and layout, hoping to change the layout or planning some building work to give you even more flexibility?

If you are hoping to rethink the whole space to suit your lifestyle better, there are four main layouts to consider:

  • Galley
  • L shaped
  • U shaped
  • Island

You may be more restricted in a small kitchen as to your layout, but you’ll be amazed at what can be achieved with the right design. Start by thinking about your ideal layout and then we’ll help you look at the space and how best to utilise it.

Futura modern kitchen shown in Springfield Light Oak _ Oxidised Amber

Thinking about design and storage features

What storage features would you like?

Whatever the style or size of the kitchen, you can never have enough storage solutions. Think about what kind of kitchen yours is going to be; is it a kitchen for cooks? A kitchen for grown ups and entertaining, or a kitchen for a busy family?

Storage features to consider are:

  • Pantries
  • Pull out larders
  • Appliance garage
  • Deep or extra wide drawers
  • Drinks cabinets
  • Integrated waste.

Take some time thinking about all the things you want stowed away and we’ll incorporate the perfect storage solutions for you.

What design features would you like?

No luxury kitchen is complete without the key design features you’ve chosen. Perhaps it’s a freestanding feature island, or a walnut butchers block at the end of the island, stunning statement lighting, wine racks or crate drawers? What stylish elements will add the finishing touches to your kitchen?

Painted Matt Shaker White

Timeline & budget

Every project has parameters and yours are unique to you. If your kitchen is being renovated as part of a bigger building project, let us know what stage of the planning process you are in, or if you need help planning your project timeline. The earlier we plan and budget your kitchen into the building work the better! We can help ensure all the services are incorporated in the right places, and that the delivery and installation schedule slots in with the build schedule seamlessly.

Ready to start planning? Book an appointment at or call 01737 906 074. Alternatively, pop into our Reigate showroom.