Ep59 – Kitchen Design

Jonny Orr of Daniel George Kitchens chats about how to design your new kitchen in Ireland today:

In this podcast we cover:

  • Optimal kitchen size
  • Current trends, including colours and handles, and must haves
  • Where the most savings can be made in a kitchen, including countertop materials
  • Common mistakes people make and what to think about when planning your kitchen
  • Tips to get the most out of walk in pantry
  • Magic corner cupboards: are they worth it?
  • Ideal size of an island
  • Pros and cons of building in a dining table into the island
  • Sink or hob in the island
  • What extractor fan options there are for the island, can you rely on heat recovery ventilation
  • Extractor fans in a passive house: what to consider
  • How to incorporate a deep standalone fridge
  • Kitchen lighting options 
  • Oven heights
  • Hand painting versus factory painting
  • Timeframe to get kitchen installed and ordering kitchens cross border in Ireland


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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