Kitchen Design 101: How To Choose The Right Layout, Style And Range


October 26, 2023 – 4 min read


You’ve watched ALL of the design shows and explored the latest kitchen design ideas and inspiration. You’re now ready to create your perfect kitchen. But where do you start? Luckily, the team at Kinsman are here to help.

When it comes to planning your perfect kitchen design, you’ll want to make sure that the layout, style and range you choose is the best fit for your lifestyle and maximises efficiency. Follow Kinsman’s simple three-step process to create the kitchen of your dreams!

Step 1: The Perfect Layout

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Get On The Galley

Although it may sound like it belongs on a boat, a Galley kitchen is best suited for medium to large homes. With a long walkway between two solid walls, it’s a simple but popular layout that has all of your needs covered. It’s clever at concealing storage and integrating appliances like fridges and dishwashers behind cabinetry for a seamless look.

U-Shape For You

Looking for the big family kitchen? With three feature sides for cookingcleaning and refrigeration all evenly spaced out, the U-Shape is the ultimate kitchen work triangle. This shape provides you with loads of storage and room for large, family sized appliances.

Your Very Own Island

If you love the idea of a social kitchen, where people love to mingle over good food, then an Island kitchen is a great option. The kitchen island bench is a freestanding cabinet that you can include appliances such as a sink, hotplate or wine cabinet, as well as loads of much needed storage. It can also act as an entertaining hub by adding a few kitchen stools around it. Pendant lights above any island bench is the perfect finishing touch to the space.
For some added sophistication, use a luxurious benchtop to make your Island a focal point and show it off with pride.

Love The L-Shape

If you love open plan living (and who doesn’t?), then the L-Shape kitchen might just be your best friend. Your kitchen is on show in this layout, so it’s the designers time to shine. With plenty of bench space and storage, this layout also allows you to bring your dining table closer to the kitchen. It’s an ideal layout for two people to work simultaneously in, without getting under each other’s feet.

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“When it comes to planning your perfect kitchen design, you’ll want to make sure that the layout, style and range you choose is the best fit for your lifestyle and maximises efficiency.”

Step 2: Save On Your Kitchen Style

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It’s All In The Family

Family kitchens are a place to meet, share a meal and socialise. The ultimate entertainers delight! You’ll love the large, simple spaces that a Kinsman kitchen can give you to mingle, do homework and most importantly, cook for your friends and loved ones.

A Modern Take

The modern kitchen is the heart of the home and the perfect meeting place. It’s more than where meals are prepared, but where living and dining areas become one. Sleek and simplicity is the key to create a functional space you’ll never want to leave.

Add A Touch Of Traditional

A traditional kitchen adds character and charm to your home, giving it a warm feeling. Experiment with gold or brass-look accessories or timber-look cabinetry to up the luxe and bring your kitchen to life.

Scandi For Style

Kinsman makes it easy to get the minimalist look at home. Clean lines and light, muted colours help you to create that Nordic feel you’ve always wanted. With some timber finishes and metallic accents, you’ll have a serene space that you will love spending time in.

Get Industrial

As sleek and stylish as you are. The cool edginess of an industrial kitchen blends rough textures with smooth surfaces, creating a space straight out of a New York loft. Add some subway tile splashbacks, forged iron accents and exposed elements to get the look.

Step 3: Unique Design Ranges

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The Designer Range: Create Your Perfect Kitchen

Kinsman Kitchens' Designer Range has an array of on-trend cabinetry which allows you to get the look that’s perfect for you. Looking to create a sophisticated Hamptons style retreat? Maybe you’re dreaming of an industrial chic New York loft? From top to bottom, the choice is yours. With your own style in mind, you can choose from a range of stylish benchtops, cabinetry, handles, tapssinks and storage – the combinations are endless.

The Studio Range: For Great Looks With A Great Value Price Tag

Look no further than the Kinsman Studio Range. Imagine having the designer look delivered fully assembled to your door! Not only does it save you time and money, but loads of hassle as well.
Choose from a select range of cabinetry, as well as four stylish and popular door colours that look straight from the TV renovation shows. And with a variety of colours and benchtops to choose from, you’ll be cooking and entertaining in style in no time.

The Xpress Range: Flat Packed For Your Convenience

If you want to transform your kitchen in a hurry, it’s time to Xpress. Perfect for those who love DIY or investment property renovations, your Xpress Range Kinsman Kitchen can be delivered flat packed and ready to be assembled in just 10 business days from final payment. But that doesn’t mean that you are compromising on quality. Featuring the latest designs and smart features, and backed by their 7-year warranty, this range has a lot to offer and is a no-brainer for investors.

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Once you’ve decided on your layout, style and range you can put your vision into action with the help from Kinsman, our kitchen partners. Or, click here for a little extra inspiration with home renovation ideas you’ll love.

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