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Follow these easy steps to design a functional DIY flat pack kitchen

1. Measure the length, width and height of your kitchen room and note the
size and location of all windows and doors. Note the location of services
for the kitchen (such as plumbing, power & gas) and reuse these positions if possible to minimise the costs for new kitchens.

2. Use these kitchen room measurements and service outlets to draw a plan view of your kitchen cabinets on Graph Paper. You can print a sheet of Graph Paper on our download page "Kitchen Design Paper Download"
* 1 square on graph paper = 10cm, 10 sqs = 1 metre
* Choose cabinets from the flat pack kitchen range for your individual
   Kitchen Design and draw them in place on the graph paper. 
* Note: Size adjustments can be made to kitchen cabinets to fit your space.

3. Remember to allow 16mm for Kitchen Cabinet End Panels and 22mm for Kitchen Bench top overhang when working out what kitchen cabinets will fit the spaces. If you are not confident with the kitchen cabinets and sizes email us a plan of your kitchen and we will check the kitchen cabinets and sizes for you.


4. Choose the appropriate doors for each kitchen cabinet chosen. If you are not confident with the doors and sizes email us a plan of your kitchen and we will check the doors and sizes for you.


5. Choose the appropriate end panels for your kitchen. If you are not confident with the end panels and sizes email us a plan of your kitchen and we will check the end panels and sizes for you.


6. Choose the appropriate Kickboards lengths for the cabinets chosen. If you are not confident with the Kickboards and sizes email us a plan of your kitchen and we will check the Kickboards and sizes for you.


7. Plan your bench top lengths and joins as closely as possible and they will come with pre-cut ends and joins for a perfect fit. If you are not confident with the bench top lengths and sizes email us a plan of your kitchen and we will check the sizes for you.


8. Plan your kitchen to be as efficient as possible.

* Food preparation, sink and cooking should be as close together as possible. Place the sink, preparation area and cook top first. These should form a triangle and the smaller the triangle the more efficient the workplace will be.

* There should always be at least 300mm of bench top either side of cook tops and sinks.

* Place the fridge in a position that allows easy access from rooms adjacent to the kitchen and also easy access from the cooking area.

* Try to keep bench tops between 1200mm and 1800mm apart to allow for easy access to the kitchen by more than one person at a time but still allowing for all parts to be easily accessible by the person cooking.

* A dishwasher does not require a cupboard but only a vacant space with bench top over.


9. Finally if you are unsure simply send us an email of your kitchen room and for our Design Fee through our shop we will do the design and email back to you with the 3D Plans, quantities of Kickboards, Cabinets, Doors, End Panels and Bench tops that you will need.




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