Key points to bear in mind so that your kitchen both looks good and works efficiently.
Consider how much storage you are likely to need and keep pans close to your cooking area for easy access.
Ideally, the distance between the cooker and sink should be less than 1.8m to avoid having to carry hot pans too far.
Make sure you have plenty of workshop space for food preparation and resting pots and pans, especially on both sides of your hob and sink.
Store plates near to your dishwasher, so you don't have far to go when you upload and put them away.
Keep tall cupboards away from windows, so you don't block out the light.
Make sure the main working areas, such as worktops, the sink and hob, are well lit.
Place your recycling station and bins near food preparation areas, so it's easy to dispose of peelings and waste.
Think about which way cabinet doors open for ease of use.