Do you want to survive your kitchen remodel? Don’t feel overwhelmed, with this daunting but exciting task; let us at Easylife Kitchens help guide you through this exhilarating project!

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One of the first things to take into consideration when you go into planning your dream kitchen is thinking about efficiency.

Efficiency is key

Efficiency is all about how you are actually going to utilise the space.  You want your kitchen to feel open, airy, and inviting, but you don’t want to have to walk 15 feet from your fridge to your range. This is the time where you can start thinking about the various ways that you can work with both space as well as practicality.

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One of the most practical ways of plotting out your kitchen is using a “working triangle.” A working triangle simple refers to the three points of the kitchen that you repeatedly visit. Where do you cook, clean up and socialize? Are you one that likes working alone when it comes to creating your Masterchef like dishes, are you more a person that loves to be in the know, chatting or having a day with the girls while you cook up a storm, or are you the official washer-upper?

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You light up my life…..

Lighting has to be one of the most important things to consider when renovating or building a new kitchen. You don’t want so much bright light flooding into your kitchen when you turn on the switch that in the end, your kitchens actually starts looking more like a surgical theatre than the heart of the home. Not only do you need to make sure that key food prep and cooking areas are well lit, but you also have to create a balance between the fluorescents and LEDs and the softer light sources you desire.

They key to finding this balance often lies in choosing fixtures that not only brighten your prep spaces but also draw the eye away from can lights, fluorescents and LEDs.

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Islands in the sun

The kitchen is known as the heart of the home because this a place where the family and friends come together for cooking, dining, and socializing. What would be the ideal centerpiece for your space? A kitchen island of course!

Your island will be most beneficial to you when keeping your kitchen needs in mind. Are you a baker? Do you battle with clutter and need storage? Do you have a small space? All of these scenarios call for different countertop materials, designs, and features. Base them on your needs in addition to the look. Butcher block is best for chopping food, while stainless steel is valuable for cooling hot pans.

The center of the room is not always the ideal place for an island, depending on your use of it. An island designed for food prep should be situated near outlets and appliances, while an island designed for cleanup should be situated near the dishwasher and garbage.

“Remember the triangle: The kitchen work triangle is an imaginary line connecting the center of the cooktop to the center of the sink to the center of the refrigerator in a triangle shape. This triangle should not cut through the island by more than 12 inches” – Martha Stewart.

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Whatever your dream kitchen entails, Easylife Kitchens is here to ensure that your kitchen remodel happens without any hitches. From the moment you first step into our spacious, well-designed and inviting showrooms until you sign off on the installation of your new dream kitchen, we aim to ensure that your experience is a pleasant one.

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Enthusiasm for what we do is evident in every Easylife Kitchens staff member you will come into contact with: from our creative and knowledgeable design consultants to our expert installers, you will notice a passion for perfection. Combined with our total project management capabilities, quality products and top-of-the-range accessories, this should reassure you that there is no better option than to entrust the most important room in your house to us.