The kitchen is the place where everything happens – it’s the beating heart of the home and the makers of the Gallery range believe that you’re not just buying a kitchen, you’re buying a place to laugh, dream, plan, think and, of course, cook. Contact us to discuss your requirements in detail or visit our showroom in Ludlow, South Shropshire.
Whether your taste is traditional, purist or modernist, there is a wide range of fitted kitchens to choose from. One of the four ranges available from Symphony’s Gallery range; Timeless, Shaker, Modern or Linear, is sure to contain the kitchen you’re looking for.
Here are images from the four ranges, but please contact our Ludlow showroom for advice on planning, as choosing a new kitchen can be an exciting experience, especially if you’ve got a clear idea of what you want. However if you’re stuck for inspiration have a look through interiors magazines for ideas, and remember that what’s shown in photography is just one way of styling that particular range, so don’t assume that if it’s shown in a large setting then it won’t fit into your house. Any range can be made to work in any space; all you need is a bit of imagination and a good design.
When planning your new kitchen, we’d recommend that you always use expert designers, as they will ensure you end up with a kitchen that works on an aesthetic and functional level and we will be happy to give you advice on the style and layout of your kitchen. However before you speak to our branch it’s worth thinking about the space you’ve got and what you need from your kitchen.
Plan of Action
A kitchen must be planned to meet your needs and the various needs of anyone else who will use it. Utilising the space available is key to planning a good kitchen and maximising the efficiency of the size of the room -remember the smallest kitchen can work just as well as the biggest. After your house, buying your kitchen is often the second most expensive purchase, so take time to plan it.
An island focuses the kitchen activities in one area. Decide whether the island should be used primarily for food preparation, a decorative storage area or a seating area. Make sure you’ve got enough room for an island unit – you should be able to move freely around the island.
L Shaped Kitchen
An L-Shape is ideal to build in dining and relaxing areas. It is practical for families as it can be divided into separate kitchen and eating areas.
One Wall Galley
As single wall galley kitchens often tend to be fairly small, try and allow as much work surface as possible, and if the kitchen will be used for eating, consider a pull-out table. Look at the range of storage accessories available as these can help make the most of even the most compact kitchen.
Two Wall Galley
Always ensure there is room for appliance doors to open fully, and if the two-wall galley can be accessed at both ends consider blocking one door to prevent the kitchen becoming a corridor.
U Shaped Kitchen
A U shaped kitchen can offer plenty of storage space, so to make the most of it include some storage accessories such as drawer dividers in your design.
The Working Triangle
Whatever the layout of your kitchen, always consider the three main activity zones – food preparation, cooking and washing up. Each zone should have the relevant appliances, worktop space and storage. To maximise efficiency, a work triangle should be formed between the three zones. Ideally, the sum of the three sides of the triangle should be between 3.3 metres and 6.6 metres and, if possible, uninterrupted by through-traffic.