What are a kitchen design and installation?Kitchen design and installation is the process of creating a kitchen from scratch, including planning and installing appliances. This typically includes custom cabinets installed to fit specific spaces in your home or office – our team will help you map out exactly what you need!
Benefits of having your kitchen custom designed and installedA kitchen design and installation project from Towerside Kitchens will add value to your home while bringing a modern, sleek style into the space. We can help you create one cohesive look with our wide selection of cabinets in York – make sure that all aspects of your new kitchen match!
Types of kitchen layouts
One Wall Kitchen
The most basic layout is a single wall where appliances are placed on top of cabinetry for storage underneath. This option is great if there isn’t much room in your kitchen. It also offers an open feel without too many doors or drawers getting in the way when entertaining guests or cooking food.
A galley-style layout consists of cabinets along two walls, usually opposite each other. This is a more traditional kitchen design that offers open floor space and plenty of room to move around in.
When there’s enough room for it, the L-shaped layout is another great option with lots of countertop space on either side of an appliance wall. The main difference between this style and a galley kitchen is the addition of a peninsula or island along one end where food can be prepared without interfering with traffic flow from sink to stove or refrigerator door.
A U-shape arrangement consists of cabinets surrounding three walls plus an exterior corner cabinet on top at your sink location. This provides even more storage options than other layouts while allowing a more oversized sink and more counter space.
If you choose an island kitchen, prepare to do additional cleaning after meal preparations because the “island” is open on one end where food can spill out into your traffic paths. While this design offers ample storage options, keep in mind that it will also feel smaller than most other designs due to its lack of exterior walls with cabinets built-in above them.
A peninsula kitchen provides maximum storage capacity since both sides are lined with upper cabinetry while still offering a fair amount of work surface near the appliances used during cooking (such as your range or cooktop). Like the island layout, however, this plan has less interior wall space to feel more crowded than other kitchen layouts.
What is involved in your kitchen design and installation process
The inspiration step involves locating your kitchen design and installation company’s inspiration file (which they should have) of images that may be related to the project at hand. Then, you select an idea or share some photos with them to create a customised plan for you.
Consultations are typically required during this step-in order to give all involved parties ample time to discuss their expectations before any work begins on site.
The design stage is where the magic happens! Your expert will then bring everything together into one cohesive layout that considers what you need and meets building code requirements. This part of the process also includes framing plans, electrical diagrams, plumbing layouts, etc., if applicable, based upon the scope of work.
The next step in the process is actually to install all of your design and layout plans onsite! This stage may require a crane or larger vehicle such as an 18-wheeler, but our contractors are well equipped for whatever you need them to do. They’ll start by removing any worktops and cabinetry if they haven’t already been removed during the demolition phase, then proceed with installing new counters and cabinets (if applicable) before finishing up with flooring and backsplash installation (or tiling). During this time, we will also make sure that all plumbing fixtures, appliances, lighting fixtures/fans, heating systems (for those who live in colder climates), etc., are installed in preparation for the final step.
This is the last step in the process, but it’s also one of the most important. At Towerside Kitchens, we’ll help you with every step along the way so that your kitchen is exactly what you envisioned when our designers first sat down to discuss your project at length. We want to make sure that everything about your custom-designed kitchen is perfect for you and will appropriately serve its purpose for many years/decades to come!