6 easy ways to get your kitchen cabinet design spot on

cream shaker kitchen
(Image credit: The Myers Touch/Paul Craig)

Your kitchen cabinet design makes up the basis of the whole room and is therefore hugely important. Everything from storage to layout is defined by your choice of kitchen units and the way in which you arrange them so it is vital to give plenty of consideration to the main decisions surrounding this element of designing a kitchen

Along with the style of kitchen units you opt for, there are also decisions to be made on the best way to lay them out to make the most of your space, as well as how many to include and of what size. 

image of Al Bruce founder of Olive & Barr
Al Bruce

Al Bruce, founder of Olive & Barr, began his career 25 years ago studying to be a cabinet maker at college. His natural skill in the craft of cabinetry and keen business acumen saw him quickly rise up through the ranks of the handmade kitchen industry. With a natural flair for design and a deep passion for the industry, Al finally opened his own Shaker kitchen company in 2018.

Helen Myers
Helena Myers

Helena Myers was one of the founders of The Myers Touch. She purposes to deliver designs with connectivity; both with the environment around our homes and by a natural facilitation of relationships between the people within them.

Tamara Heller
Tamara Heller

Tamara is marketing operations manager at Schmidt UK.

Jennifer Verruto
Jennifer Verruto

Jennifer started Blythe Interiors over 10 years ago as a one-woman show from her home office. 

Bob Bakes
Bob Bakes

Head of design at Bakes & Kropp co-founded the company having previously run a prominent kitchen design firm in London.

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.