3 essential ingredients in a new Kitchen Extension

Crafting your dream kitchen extension

A comprehensive guide to the three essential ingredients for a perfect fitted kitchen & home extension.


In recent years, the dynamics of home living have undergone a significant transformation, witnessing a surge in families prioritising kitchens over traditional living rooms. Within the landscape of many Scottish homes, the kitchen has evolved into the centre of daily life, far surpassing its conventional role as a mere cooking space. This shift has ignited a collective desire for kitchens that transcend their functional boundaries, paving the way for the emergence of multi-functional culinary havens.

Layout: Mastering harmony...

The layout of your kitchen serves as the foundation upon which its functionality stands. One well-established layout principle is the ‘kitchen working triangle,’ a strategic arrangement of sink, oven, and refrigerator in a triangular formation. This design optimises efficiency, ensuring seamless execution of kitchen tasks. Alternatively, embrace the openness of an open-plan layout, eliminating partitions and walls to foster easier interaction with family members.

Explore the versatility of U-shaped and L-shaped layouts, each offering distinct advantages in terms of spatial utilisation and flow. Understanding the nuances of various layouts is paramount when envisioning a kitchen extension that caters to the diverse needs of modern living.

Ample Storage: Decluttering for tranquility...

The modern kitchen is a repository of various items, from utensils to canned goods, demanding a thoughtful approach to organisation. Picture utensils gracefully suspended above a kitchen island or showcase your most elegant crockery on open shelving. Devote a dedicated pantry or larder to house canned items, ensuring a clutter-free environment that promotes both aesthetics and functionality.

Before embarking on the design phase, conduct a meticulous assessment of your kitchen possessions. Discard items that no longer serve a purpose, allowing you to gauge the storage requirements of your new kitchen extension accurately. The art of ample storage lies in seamlessly integrating practical solutions with an aesthetic sensibility.

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Colour: Elevating ambiance through aesthetics

Choosing a colour scheme for your kitchen extension may initially seem daunting, but it need not be an overwhelming task. Delve into the colour wheel, identifying shades that harmonise and complement each other. Often, colours situated next to each other on the wheel create a cohesive palette.

For a tranquil and inviting kitchen atmosphere, consider neutral tones and pastels. Alternatively, infuse energy into your culinary space with vibrant and lively colours that mirror the constant hive of activity in a bustling kitchen. The careful selection of colours contributes significantly to the overall ambiance, making it a pivotal aspect of your kitchen extension design.

Finally: Let your kitchen extension come to life...

the realisation of a dream kitchen extension involves a meticulous blend of layout, storage, and colour. Bon Accord Kitchens, with its wealth of expertise, stands ready to guide you through this transformative journey. By considering the essential ingredients outlined in this comprehensive guide, you will not only create a functional kitchen but also a captivating culinary haven that harmonises with the evolving demands of contemporary living. Embrace the possibilities, and let your dream kitchen extension come to life.

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