Investing in a new kitchen can be as exciting as it can be overwhelming so proper planning is crucial. Here are some clever tips from Eclipse to ensure your kitchen really is the heart of your home

Make sure your kitchen designer understands your needs

While your kitchen should be beautiful to look at and reflect your personal style, it’s equally important for the space to be practical as well as functional.

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To minimise the number of steps you have to take while in the kitchen, arrange kitchen cabinets according to typical workflows to create work areas or zones. Include zones for consumables and non-consumables, as well as cleaning, preparation and cooking zones. Store items right where they are needed by making use of high quality cabinet equipment and inner dividing systems to provide easy access to everyday essentials.

Create clever storage space

Create enough room for storage by selecting products that optimise the available space. It’s important to have enough storage space to ensure that everything is where it should be and is immediately accessible. Contemporary trends show that drawers are more practical than cupboards with shelves. Drawers make better use of available space and provide easy access. Choosing quality, handle-less drawers with superior self-gliding motion makes your life even easier.

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Keep it organised

Once your kitchen has been completed and it’s time to pack the drawers, spend the time arranging the contents in the correct zones according to your layout. Don’t skimp on the interiors of your drawers. Good quality dividing systems enable you to organise kitchen utensils, knives, electric gadgets and much more, ensuring that everything needed in a particular kitchen zone is exactly where you want it to be.

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