Kitchen Units – Types And Uses by Kitchens by Nailsea Electrical Bristol
We all take for granted the work it takes to design and construct a kitchen, as we expect everything to just fit into the space. It actually takes hours of design work to make sure you are getting the best use of your space as we all know how limited floor space is especially in a smaller home. When designing a new kitchen, the main thing that is going to take up space will be your kitchen units, as they will be holding loose object so you aren’t left with a cluttered mess with your new kitchen. These will also contain your appliances as well if you choose to go for a built in kitchen if you desire the sleek flush aesthetic a built in kitchen can give you. If you are considering a new kitchen or new kitchen units book an appointment with one of Bristol kitchen units experts to ensure you get the best cabinets and units for the available space and your budget. Visit us on the Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 or telephone 0117 924 6002
When considering your kitchen design, the main thing you want is to not have any wasted space. You also can’t have too many units crammed into one space as this is going to cause walkway issues, as well as obstructing units that might block each other when they are open. You might think this process of designing might leave gaps in-between cabinets but there are smaller cabinets that can be installed that ensure you get the maximum use of the space.
Below we go through the different units you are going to consider when designing your kitchen.
Single and Double Kitchen Wall Units
The majority of your kitchen units are going to be your single and double wall units as these are going to make up the general units of your kitchen. Single and double units mean just that, singles having one door and doubles have two, giving you more space and a different aesthetic as you are going to have two handles in the middle rather than just on one side.
Kitchen Units Top Boxes
Top boxes can be described as one of the filler units we mentioned earlier, as they are often used above induction hoods to fill the space so you are still getting more storage space than you would without it. This can also complete the join between two units which you usually have since the cooker hoods are always in-between two units to stop any fire hazards against a wall. The size of the top box will depend on the size of the space left above the hood, as it the height of the cooker hood will dictate the size of the box you need.
End Of Kitchen Run Units
End of kitchen units are used for just that, the end of an island or aisle of units if you don’t want an abrupt end to your units. These can be tailored to your liking as you can have a mix of designs, either having a door or even a pull out unit for storage. You could also opt for curved shelving on the end of the units but a corner unit is most recommended for the aesthetic values it brings to your kitchen. This again can also act a “filler” unit as you may not be able to fit another normal sized single or double unit so you can opt for a smaller corner unit which is going to hit two tick boxes in one, making extra storage space where there wouldn’t be, and giving your kitchen a more refined look.
Corner Angled and Curved Kitchen Units
Corner and angled units are great if you want to introduce something new to your kitchen. These will give you some functionality in the form of more storage as well as some interesting mechanism that make corner units open. There are a variety of options you can go for, including inward corner doors, sliding doors or your traditional curved doors for your corner units.
Straight Corner Wall Kitchen Units
Straight corner wall units are meant for the meeting of two aisles of units that leave a corner open. If this is the case in your kitchen then you’ll be able to make use of this unit, giving you more value as well as an interesting aesthetic. This unit will be a bi fold door or a single door opening either direction.
Bi-Folding Wall Kitchen Units
Bi folding wall units are something you might want to consider if you want something a bit different as these work like garage doors where the door lifts up to reveal the compartment inside. There are also horizontal folding doors, which can give your kitchen great visuals as these can be made of mostly glass.
Open and Microwave Wall Kitchen Units
Whilst units with doors are the norm, you can find some units that are open. If used sparingly it can create a nice aesthetically pleasing kitchen as it can create nice accent units that you can use effectively as some open space can be nice in the right layout. Being creative with these units are the best tip as you could place a nice display piece in the unit like some decretive plates, perhaps a plant or two to act as an accent feature in the kitchen space.
A Further Look into the Styles of Kitchen Units
Our September blog takes an in-depth look into the styles of kitchen units that are available.
There’s a wide range of styles of kitchen units that you can choose from to create a new kitchen design. These designs offer a huge range of different features and functions to ensure that you can completely re-design your kitchen. If you are looking for a modern kitchen then there are a variety of styles of kitchen units available for you to implement. If you’re looking for a handleless kitchen then handleless kitchen units are a great way to modernise your kitchen. These kitchen units are sleek and pristine whilst also offering a wide range of functionalities. Integrated kitchen units are another way to modernise your kitchen. Should you be looking for a more traditional design then there are another range of more traditional kitchen units that you can take your pick from. Traditional kitchen designs are a point to the past with a subtle implementation of modern features. Handled and handleless traditional kitchen units are a wonderful way to offer a practical and traditional aesthetic for your kitchen. With the surge in popularity of open plan kitchens, you may also be looking for a wide variety of additional kitchen units. The other great aspect of these units is that you can conform to one style or mix and match styles as per your exact requirements.
Changing Your Kitchen Style With Kitchen Units
Clever use of a number of kitchen units allows you to completely redesign your kitchen and completely change the functionality and aesthetic of this space. If you’re designing and installing a new kitchen, it’s very likely that you are looking for a different use for your kitchen. You can choose a selection of kitchen units or stick to one style to execute a completely new kitchen. A complete re-design is complimented nicely by the use of all of the units that are available. The styles are not the only thing that makes them the perfect tools to use to create your new kitchen area. the multiple materials that are available is another benefit of including kitchen units into your new kitchen design. With wood and painted kitchen units as well as a range of units integrating metal, there’s a whole host of units for you to choose from. The quality of the kitchen units that we have to offer is also exceptional resulting in a kitchen that is perfectly suited to all of your requirements. There’s a whole range of ways to use kitchen units within your new kitchen design. With the quality and variety of materials that are available, a huge plethora of designs and styles are possible. Our experienced design and installation team will also ensure that your kitchen is installed with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. Should you be looking to design your dream kitchen using kitchen units then contact our team now on: 0117 924 6002
Full Height Pull Out Kitchen Units
Full height units are great if you really want to add a touch of futuristic influence in your design. These units run from the ceiling to the floor give or take a few centimetres for ground clearance and pull out towards you, giving you a side access style of unit that can also be used as a rack for spices, wine and anything else you can put in there. This really does alter the appearance of your kitchen, but some special work may be required to make your space compatible with the styling and overall design of your kitchen, so please speak to our designer for further advice.
For more information on the perfect design for your new kitchen and utilising the available space with kitchen units please telephone Bristol kitchen units in Bristol