Kitchen Design Information

Kitchen design is often seen as a complicated task best left to the kitchen professionals. Kitchen designers always rely on the most important person – the one part that cannot be replaced – you the customer. After all, you are going to be using and living with your kitchen every day, so the overall design is paramount to your needs.

Kitchen Design Information

Our designers want the opportunity to provide you with a FREE kitchen design and we will guide you through the simple process. All you need to do is complete the form at the ‘Free Kitchen Design Information’ link. Once we have received the completed form we will contact you to discuss the project. This is a very easy way to order your new kitchen, Beckermann, Mereway and Ashley Anne kitchens are the highest quality available, have all the latest designs and storage options and are very competitively priced for kitchens of this quality.
You can also email us at if you have any questions.

Design Service We offer a comprehensive design service.
Construction Information on the construction of our UK kitchens.
Worktops This section guides you through the many worktop options.

Kitchen Layout

In any kitchen layout the sink, preparation area and hob should never be too far apart and the fridge should be near the entrance. This will effect where you put your basic equipment (fridge, hob, microwave and sink) and where the service points for water, electricity and gas will be. Keep the existing service points in mind in the kitchen as rewiring and re-plumbing will take a lot of time and money. When you do a design try to place the sink, preparation area and hob first. Then draw 3 lines to connect the three areas. This will usually result in a triangular shape. The smaller the triangle, the shorter the walking distance will be between the three main working areas. If this walking distance looks too big, try to put the three areas closer together. Another important point of consideration is that kitchen sinks will often be placed against an outside wall under the window. This will make the plumbing easier, but also gives daylight where you need it most.Choose kitchen units you want to look at for quite a number of years. Durability and low maintenance have to be the key to your choice of units. Use different materials for the kitchen unit doors and panels to add interest and to provide division for different areas and functions.Beware of too clinical a look and just as for your cabinets, combine different kitchen worktops material to break monotony. If you’ve got a small kitchen layout, keep the details simple and uncluttered, as this will make your room look bigger. Make sure paint and wallpaper are made for kitchens, as they have to be resistant against grease and heat. Fresh and bright colours lighten up your room. This is especially helpful when your room lacks natural daylight. Install lighting above your worktop, so that you’ll always have enough light to work with.

a) What is the main reason you are changing your kitchen?
b) Have you pictures that show the look you are hoping to achieve?
c) Are you left or right handed?
d) Do you intend to eat in the room and if so how many people and is it the main eating area or for snacks?
e) Do you entertain in the room?
f) Do you prefer any specific scheme?
g) What is your door, worktop and handle choice?
h) Advise us of any design features you would like, e.g. breakfast bar.
i) List all new appliances required.
j) List all existing appliances to be included.
k) Do you want any display or feature units?
l) Do you have any special storage requirements?
m) What small appliances are to be sitting on the kitchens worktops?
n) What requirements do you have for a sink and tap?
o) Anything else you consider relevant.