To celebrate the launch of the Kitchen Planning Tool, we ran a competition offering £10,000 worth of Häfele products for one lucky winner, for their dream kitchen. The competition ended on 31/10/19 but you can see all of the entered designs here.
Ready to plan your dream kitchen but not sure how to get started? Look no further! We have everything you need to help you turn your ideas into a stylish and functional reality.
Alongside a wealth of expert advice and information on our innovative kitchen solutions, we’ve recently added a brand-new feature to our site; our Kitchen Planning Tool. As well as providing instant access to the latest trends and guidance, this unique, FREE tool allows you to plan your dream kitchen in 3D – so you can really make sure you’re getting the most from your space.
Designed to be super easy to use, the Kitchen Planning Tool takes you through a simple, step-by-step process to plan your dream kitchen, offering plenty of expert hints and advice along the way.
1. Personality Quiz
The process begins with a quick personality quiz so we can get to know how you typically use your kitchen space. We then use this information to determine the best kitchen solutions to fit in with your desired aesthetic and lifestyle, underlining our commitment to providing outstanding functionality, as well as great style.
2. Select your style and shape
Next, you choose your preferred design aesthetic. Modern or traditional, country or industrial style, the style you choose allows us to suggest products we know will help create a look you love. Then, simply enter your room’s shape and dimensions and we generate a blank, to-scale plan of your kitchen space, ready for you to populate with ideas. You can also add your windows and doors here.
3. Add the essentials
One of the very first things you need to think about is where to locate your sink, cooker and fridge. The path between these three essential areas, known as the working triangle, is the one which you will tread most frequently in your kitchen, so it needs to be as efficient as possible. We offer you expert advice on how to optimise the working triangle for your particular kitchen shape, and help you select the ideal products for your needs.
We also help you locate and choose your taps and waste solutions, ensuring that they will coordinate perfectly with your overall kitchen design.
4. Add large appliances
Next, we guide you through the process of adding additional large appliances, such as washing machines, dryers and dishwashers, helping you decide where to locate them, as well as which products would be the best fit for your requirements.
5. Add storage
Storage is an integral part of any kitchen. But with a seemingly endless array of different types to choose from, how do you go about selecting the right option for you?
The Kitchen Planning Tool takes the stress out of selecting storage, guiding you through the range of options available, including cabinetry, larder units, and swing-out or pull-out in-cupboard solutions, and allowing you to visualise how best to optimise your kitchen space. So, you can achieve maximum functionality, without compromising on your kitchen’s aesthetics.
6. Finishing touches
Ensuring that no detail is overlooked, our Kitchen Planning Tool also guides you through the process of selecting the perfect finishing touches for your design.
Tiles, glass or our new AluSplash range; we’ve got an array of options when it comes to splashbacks. Use our tool to find out all about each material’s unique features and see how each one would look in your new kitchen.
Kitchen worktops have it tough. Not only must they look stylish and sophisticated, but they must also be able to withstand everything that modern living throws at them. The Kitchen Planning Tool takes you through the different options available, explaining the pros and cons of various materials and allowing you to visualise how each option would look in your new kitchen.
Because the smallest of details can make a big difference, we offer a wide variety of handles, knobs and profiles, for the handle-free look, and we can help you pick the perfect option for your design.
Unsure what colour scheme to go for? The Kitchen Planning Tool allows you to try out a range of different options without a single paintbrush in sight!
Cooking spills, muddy pet paws, or simply the trampling of feet; your kitchen floor has to put up with a lot. That’s why it’s incredibly important that you choose a floor that will not only look great but will also work with your lifestyle. We take you through the various options available, allowing you to visualise each one in situ.