Look at magazines for inspiration and keep a scrapbook of ideas and pictures.
Look at the existing layout of your kitchen to work out how you can improve it or eliminate anything that isn't working.
Measure your space and make a diagram, either on graph paper or online at diy.com/kitchenplanner. Mark the locations of utility connections, power points, boiler, windows, doors, radiators and features like chimneys.
Make sure the working triangle between your cooker, sink and fridge gives you easy access between these key areas.
Decide on your budget and list all the items you will need to consider, including flooring, tiling, lighting, installation and the disposal of you old kitchen.
Book a free consultation to explore the variety of Cooke & Lewis kitchen designs at B&Q. An expert can discuss your ideas and show you the choices of sinks, taps, worktops and appliances available. He or she can design your kitchen and give you a complete quote for both your kitchen and installation.