Top tips for designing the perfect kitchen space

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There is a lot to think about when it comes to designing the perfect kitchen.

Whether you are planning a brand-new kitchen, or just looking for ways to revamp the one you have, no doubt you have plenty of questions on how to make the most of what is after all, the hardest working space in any home.

With that in mind, leading interiors brand Neptune have come up with answers to their most frequently asked kitchen design queries.

For instance, what do you do if you are not too keen on wall cabinets but you still want plenty of storage?

Drawers, say Neptune, are your first port of call. You can fit a great deal into a drawer and the contents are easy to see and access.

A larder or free-standing dresser is also worth considering, as not only do they look beautiful, they also have mountains of space.

Another option to think about is a countertop. Yes, they will cover some wall space but as they sit on a work surface, rather than suspended on a wall, they look much less boxy.

Then there is the conundrum of how do you hide away your free-standing washing machine and dryer without having to invest in integrated models?

Here, Neptune's laundry cabinet, designed to take two machines one on top of the other, offers a simply and space saving solution.

A calm and clutter free kitchen is top of many people's wish list.

And, according to the experts, the best way to achieve that is by having as few appliances and objects on your work surfaces as you can.

It is worth thinking about integrating items such as microwaves and coffee machines into a cabinet.

Meanwhile, a bi-fold countertop cabinet can make a perfect hiding place for blenders, juicers and toasters.

Then, you might like to know what is the best size for a kitchen island?

Here Neptune's experts say it is not about what size physically fits into the space, but how you want your island to work.

For example, if you want everything from cooking and washing up, to sitting and enjoying a glass of wine, all to happen at your island, then you will need a large one to accommodate that.

So, there is lots to consider when it comes to making your kitchen everything you want it to be.

To make the process a little easier, from June 30 to July 31 Neptune stores in Ireland are offering a free sink cabinet to customers who spend €8,000 or more on any of their kitchen collections.

And if you spend €15,000 or more you get a free sink cabinet with a sink and Bamburgh taps.