The ultimate kitchen checklist

It’s never too early to start thinking about your dream kitchen! Taking the time to establish your sense of style and building a checklist of what you want to include will make the entire process much easier down the line.

Do you know what you want your kitchen to look like? If you’re not too sure, ‘we’ve compiled a checklist to get you thinking about its aesthetic and if necessary, provide some inspiration!

The style requirements of your brand-new kitchen

Dominant materials:

  • Timber
  • Metal
  • Stone (engineered or natural)
  • Laminate
  • Glass


  • Timber
  • Floating floorboards
  • Tile
  • Laminate
  • Cork
  • Vinyl

Colour palettes

  • Neutral
  • Lighter colours
  • Darker colours
  • Feature colour

Cabinetry/benchtop finishes:

  • Gloss
  • Matte

Tapware/handles finishes:

  • Gloss
  • Matte


  • Downlights
  • Windows
  • Skylights
  • Window splashbacks
  • Flexible LEDs


  • Island bench/Entertainers
  • Open shelves
  • Galley
  • U Shape
  • L Shape
  • Open plan


  • Plants/greenery

It’s not just style that’s worth thinking about early on. Your new kitchen needs to exceed your current experience, with all the luxurious touches that make your lifestyle easier.

Our functional features checklist is designed to inspire a clear vision of your future kitchen, giving you food for thought on what you’d like to see featured.

Large appliances

  • Single-door fridge
  • Double-door fridge
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas hob
  • Induction hob
  • Rangehood
  • Wine fridge/bar
  • Double sink
  • Single sink

Smaller appliances

  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee machine
  • Mixer
  • Food processor/blender
  • Bread maker
  • Slow cooker

Storage for the following:

  • Glassware
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Entertaining equipment (serving platters/dishes)
  • Cookbooks


  • Broom
  • Mop/bucket
  • Cleaning liquids
  • Cloths
  • Bins

Food storage:

  • Butler’s pantry
  • Pull-out pantry
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Cabinet pantry
  • Spice rack
  • Wine rack


  • Desk/study nook
  • In-built dining table
  • Overhang benchtop
  • Seating
  • Child-friendly design

We can help you bring your dream kitchen to life

Once you’ve had a think about what you’d like to have in your kitchen, get in touch with our team to see how we can help bring it to life! We work with the very best suppliers to ensure kitchens of the highest standard.