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Designing a new kitchen

Published on Friday, 14th June 2019

Categories: Kitchens

Designing a new kitchen

Recreating a new kitchen either by extending or refitting it is one of the best ways to improve your own enjoyment of your home. We use our kitchen perhaps more than any other room in the house and over time it can become faded and shabby and as families grow and change, the layout and structure of your kitchen may no longer suit your family’s needs. Best of all, a new kitchen could add over £3,500 to the value of your home so it is by no means money wasted!

Here at AJG Construction we have loads of exciting kitchen renovation ideas to share with you if you feel unsure where to start. However, we are equally happy to be led by you and your ideas. Before any major project, we meet with clients to discuss their needs and decide how best we can meet these requirements, whilst also creating a beautifully stylish space for the whole family to enjoy.

Make it practical

The key to designing a new kitchen is to consider not only how it will look but how it will work for you. The beauty of having a blank canvas is redesigning all those annoying storage features that you have been tolerating for years. We can integrate practical and stylish lighting and lay a new floor that will bring it all together.

These days open plan kitchens are at the top of many people’s wish lists. Creating an open plan living space in your house is another way of adding thousands of pounds worth of value to your home, so even if you don’t plan to move anytime soon it is worth bearing in mind. Therefore, you may consider knocking through from one room to another to create an open plan kitchen diner and even living area. The reality is that today we not only use the kitchen to prepare and cook food, but also to eat as a family and to entertain guests. If you can’t decide between the two then there is often an option to partially separate the rooms using a half wall or sliding door.

One of the golden rules of kitchen design is to consider a working triangle between the sink, the fridge and the cooker. This makes meal preparation easier and more efficient. If you are choosing an open plan kitchen diner then it usually makes most sense to install some helpful lighting in the darker part of the kitchen and use this for cooking, whilst enjoying any natural light from large windows or doors in the living space.

Styles for all

Once you have chosen your layout, you will want to think about the style that will complement the rest of your home’s interior decoration. Do you prefer clean and sleek contemporary lines or something more traditional? 

Here are a few ideas that lend themselves to a fantastic looking kitchen:-

Shiny and modern

A sleek modern kitchen speaks of sophistication and usually involves great storage options that hide most of the clutter. Units will probably be a minimalist and may even be handleless. Ultra glossy and reflective surfaces are often a favourite. This type of kitchen lends itself to high tech shiny gadgets and either neutral colours like grey and cream or for the bolder cook, big splashes of block colour.


If you appreciate great craftsmanship combined with modern functionality then a shaker style kitchen could be for you. Shaker kitchens are usually based on a simple design that oozes charm and yet is highly practical.

Country style

A cottage style country kitchen brings a warmth and homeliness to the heart of the house. Quirky ornaments and deep ceramic sinks combined with a rustic wooden table create a cosy country style. Great colours for a farmhouse style kitchen include red, yellow, creams and anything in between.


Traditional kitchens featuring lots of wood are still very popular and truly represent the heart of the home. Traditionally styled kitchens usually features neutral colours and perhaps a stone or wooden floor. Period features look great in this style of kitchen.

Whatever your favoured aesthetic, AJG Construction can work with you to create your dream kitchen. Call us today for a free no obligation estimate.

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