Choosing what works for your space

We’re all different shapes and sizes

We all have a wishlist when we start designing a new kitchen, but it’s important to keep it real when looking at what is achievable in your space.

We often get asked to design island units for a kitchen that measures no more than 3m square. Even the greatest magician is not going to make this work; the walkways would be narrow – and potentially dangerous too, if ovens and hobs were added to the mix.
In this case a peninsular may give the extra seating or storage required, whilst keeping the kitchen area open and easy to navigate. It’s nice to have a pretty kitchen, it’s even better when that pretty kitchen works!

 

Some DOs and DON'Ts:

  • Consider space around ovens, dishwashers and fridges; whilst there might be room for the door to open fully, could you stand behind it to safely load and unload?
  • Consider main thoroughfares, keeping ovens and hobs away from them where possible
  • If any walkways measure less than 1100mm, it may be wise to revisit the drawing board
  • Never, ever put form before function (we can’t stress this one enough!)

 

Island

Island

Peninsular

Peninsular

Galley

Galley

Whether you have a compact and bijou galley kitchen, or a large kitchen diner with a conservatory, Bridgford & Greene have the perfect solution