Kitchen design tips

Jonny Orr of Daniel George Kitchens shares his kitchen design tips, whether you’re building new or renovating your existing kitchen in Ireland today. He covers everything from choosing materials to colour and whether the hob or sink goes on the island. He also looks at the common pitfalls to avoid if you’re building new, replacing an old kitchen, or upgrading an existing one.

He covers in detail:

  • 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

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. Email

Ep59 – Kitchen Design

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