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Kitchen ideas: Bring your dream kitchen design to life
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Planning a kitchen redesign and wondering where to start? In this article, we’re sharing kitchen ideas that will bring the heart of your home to life. From layouts and worktops to flooring and finishing touches, we’ve put together our top tips to help you begin creating your dream kitchen.

Kitchen extension ideas

At the start of planning your new kitchen, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of colour schemes, hardware styles and appliances. However, you first need to think about the layout and where everything is going to live.

If you need more space and would like to extend your kitchen, open-plan living is extremely popular. This style of kitchen is perfect if you want to create a space that incorporates cooking, dining and entertaining in one.

Kitchen island designs

Kitchen extension ideaskitchen extension ideasOne of the most appealing features of a kitchen island for many is the extra storage and extra worktop space for cooking.

A kitchen island can also hold extra appliances and power outlets, as well as making for a great casual seating area. Not only that, but kitchen islands are also a great focal point that elevates the overall design of your kitchen and make it feel welcoming and stylish.

Take a look at this blog to find out more about how a kitchen island can transform your kitchen.

Kitchen island

granite worktop new kitchenKitchen worktop ideas

Your kitchen worktop is the setting for all of your cooking and food prep activity, and as you might expect, there are many materials to choose from.

Some materials are more hardwearing than others, and each provides a different style and feel to your kitchen. It’s worth doing your research on the range of worktop materials and the upkeep they require. Popular worktop materials include quartz, granite, Corian, wood, laminate and stainless steel.

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Kitchen tile ideasKitchen tilesKitchen tile inspiration

There are almost endless possibilities when it comes to kitchen tiles. Whether you want to create a statement wall with classic metro style tiles or a focal splashback with geometric patterns and bold colours, there is something to suit everyone.

Tiles can be used for both practicality and style, adding an extra element of personality and character to the overall design of your kitchen. To find out more about selecting the best tile to add the wow factor to your kitchen.

Kitchen floor ideasKitchen floorKitchen floor ideas

When it comes to kitchen flooring, you want to opt for something hardwearing and functional, yet also beautiful and in keeping with the rest of the space.

You could create a statement floor with patterned or colourful tiles or choose something classic such as solid wood herringbone, or even tough, industrial-style material like stone or micro-cement.

So, you’ve thought about the design elements you want to make up your new kitchen. What’s the best way to design a kitchen layout and bring them all together?

A professional kitchen designer can help you maximise your space, add beautiful and functional aspects and create something that meets all of your requirements and more. To find out more about what kitchen design is likely to cost for you, take a look at our kitchen design cost guide.

To find a trusted and vetted tradesperson in your area to help you measure and design your kitchen, or provide building alteration services, plumbing, tiling and more, use our simple Checkatrade Search.

With the click of a button, you can find recommended tradespeople and get in touch to begin planning the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.

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