Designing a Kitchen: 14 step guide to your dream space

open plan grey and white kitchen design
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Designing a kitchen is not only hugely exciting, but, done well, can result in the creation of the heart of the home — in fact, with the right kitchen ideas, this can become the most important room in the house. 

For modern-day homeowners, the kitchen has very much moved away from being viewed as a purely functional space. This is the spot in which we gather together to spend time with family and friends, to work in, gossip in — as well, of course, as the spot in which cooking, preparing and enjoying meals takes place.  

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.