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What works best for you?Most older kitchens have only cupboards, both below the benchtop and above it, and while this is the easiest way create kitchen storage on a budget, it’s not always the best choice for modern living. But before you throw out all your shelving and replace it with drawers, it’s best to think about your needs, preferences and the way you use your kitchen.
3. Avoid complex DIY kitchens In recent years, flat packs have evolved and are getting more and more popular. However, they can be very complex and difficult, not only to put together, but also to install. The things to consider when doing it yourself are the tools you will need – more than just a screwdriver and Alan key! You will need sophisticated power tools such as a jigsaw, electric plane, power saw, cordless drill and so on. When it comes to installation, you will also need to contend with out-of-level floors, uneven surfaces and out-of-plum walls, which makes installation difficult, even for experienced professionals. You can choose to hire a contractor to come in and do it for you, but then you have to pay for that service as well. The bottom line is that by the time you go through this entire process and spend all your time and energy trying to achieve a professional job, you will have spent just as much money, if not more, than getting it made by a professional kitchen manufacturer in the first place.
Internal height of drawersIncorporating lots of drawers into the design of your new kitchen is a great way to gain extra and more user-friendly storage space. Think about what you will store in your drawers to help determine how high you should make each one. You may want to use your drawers to store coffee mugs, wine glasses, or even appliances, so its worthwhile spending some time planning your drawer storage and measuring the heights of the items you want to store in them before talking with your cabinetmaker.Find more kitchen design inspiration in our photo galleryTELL USHave you had to play with various heights in your kitchen to make it a more comfortable place to use? And do you have any tips you’d like to share? Share your thoughts in the comments section.MOREKey Measurements to Consider When Designing the Perfect Kitchen IslandThink Like a Designer: 5 Steps to a Well-Planned New KitchenKeep These Dimensions in Mind When Planning a New Home Office