From small decisions like the cabinetry hardware to bigger choices such as the appliances, the kitchen designing process spans from practical to non-major choices. To design the kitchen of your dreams, keep reading this blog on some tips to keep in mind.

Modern, stylish kitchen.
Modern, stylish kitchen.

Dishwasher Location

If you’re looking to get your ideal kitchen up and running, take into account the placement of your dishwasher in the flow of the kitchen. Many people will strive to place their dishwasher next to the sink for easy loading and unloading. That being said, remember to keep your dishwasher away from the wall to maintain multiple points of access.

Trash Bin Location

Practical placement of the trash bin for your home is important. While still needing to be within easy reach of the rest of your kitchen, place it in an easily accessible area for the rest of your home such as the end of the island.


With the kitchen being the central hub of the home, you always want to make sure that it has adequate lighting for every occasion. Use a mixture of natural lighting and non-natural lighting to have different options for the heart of your home throughout the day. Make sure to use everything from ceiling lights to under-cabinet lights to brighten up your kitchen.

Sockets in Your Cupboards

When designing of your dream kitchen, take into account the recent trend of storing smaller appliances inside the cupboards. By planning for electrical sockets and proper wiring in the cupboards, you’ll be able to enjoy clean countertops and a functional kitchen design straight from a Better Homes and Garden magazine.

Distance Between the Counters

Often times, when you’re in the kitchen with more than one person, space can seem tight and you always feel like you’re bumping into each other or the cupboards. When you’re remodeling or building a perfect kitchen, allow yourself to account for roughly 1000-1200mm of floor space between the benchtops.

Beautifully updated kitchen.
Beautifully updated kitchen.

Thoughts Whether it’s through providing adequate lighting or picking the best spot for your dishwasher, these practical decisions can make all the difference in the flow and feel of your kitchen. When you’re ready to start designing and crafting these practical tips into your perfect kitchen, call on the team at Chesapeake Kitchen Design to make it finally happen.