Expert Advice - Planning a New Kitchen

Planning a new kitchen can be a daunting task. The modern kitchen has a million and one jobs to do including cooking, cleaning, dining, entertaining, homework and sharing family time. So, the key to making it all work is space, storage and functionality. Luckily, the team at Neptune Kitchens have experts on hand to answer all of your kitchen queries. 

 Neptune Edgbaston - Suffolk kitchen hand-painted in Sage from £12,000

Neptune Edgbaston - Suffolk kitchen hand-painted in Sage from £12,000

Where To Start

“It’s so important to have an idea of what you want before approaching a designer. They will ask you how you will use your kitchen, these factors will dictate where to start with the initial ideas for your kitchen and help determine other important factors such as storage.”
Rebecca Malyon, Head of Design, Neptune

 Neptune walls painted in Teal emulsion, Carter shelves, Longton large pot, Henley kitchen in Snow from £14,000

Neptune walls painted in Teal emulsion, Carter shelves, Longton large pot, Henley kitchen in Snow from £14,000

Zoning

“Well-thought out zones make life more efficient. The whole room just flows. Factoring in primary zones for cooking and socialising allows the kitchen to become a multi-purpose hub, bringing the whole family together. It also lets you make the absolute most of a room. With zoning in mind, every nook and cranny is explored.”                                                           Rebecca Malyon, Head of Design, Neptune

 Neptune Suffolk Larder Cabinet

Neptune Suffolk Larder Cabinet

Storage


“Focus on how you use the kitchen and determine what is needed for the way you cook and
entertain. This will ensure that you utilise all the available space for your individual requirements. My best advice for storage solutions is to find the correct balance between interesting storage options and lots of open cupboard space”                                            Daniele Brutto, Co-Founder, Hub Kitchens

 Burbidge Salcombe Painted Dresser in Charcoal and Chalk From £2,200

Burbidge Salcombe Painted Dresser in Charcoal and Chalk From £2,200

Freestanding Furniture


“Freestanding dressers or full-height larders not only look beautiful but give you mountains of storage space too. A countertop cabinet means that you can keep things like toasters, kettles, coffee machines or mixers on that low level, on your work surface, plugged in and easy to
use, but they’ll be hidden behind the bifold doors when you aren’t using them.”
Becky Smith, Kitchen Designer, Neptune Bristol

 Neptune Suffolk Kitchen from £16,000

Neptune Suffolk Kitchen from £16,000

Kitchen Islands

“Having a kitchen island has huge benefits that go further than just the additional work surface. A beautifully designed island also turns into a beautiful piece of furniture with ample storage, if used wisely you can make your kitchen work efficiently for you.”
Rebecca Malyon, Head of Design, Neptune