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  • Neil Harrison

Planning for the very best, most usable new kitchen extension or renovation you can!

Updated: May 31, 2023

A kitchen is - as most say - ‘the heart of the home’ - and we, at Mint, probably handle as many kitchen extensions as we do any other type of project most of the time, that’s for sure. Possibly, it’s fair to say, that very much a key aspect aspect of the planning of a successful kitchen renovation or extension  is getting enough, easy to use, high capacity storage areas within your kitchen plans.

Spotted online,  recently was some key ideas ‘chit chat’ from those Real Homes experts, offering approaches, products and ideas to make that difference and so ensure your new kitchen looks good well… and, of course, copes with with all your key storage needs.  As the experts say. - and we do too -  your new kitchen needs to work hard at being both the right, easy to use environment to cook in, and, of course, also a ‘fab’ place to be, day by day, with you and yours.      

fair point

A key rule is that clutter needs to be a certain ‘no-no’ .., because - and it is perhaps very much a fair point made - that regardless of price, sometimes those super-whizzy gleaming, glitzy modern, multi-functioning type kitchens can end up being not be as ideal  an environment as they might be to enjoy and operate in day to day. 

expert thoughts

Read on for some considered expert thoughts and guidance here…  kitchen ideas ……Take a look… and you’ll pick up some very useful space-saving, storage ideas to hopefully help you sort out your kitchen's best potential - transforming it  - as the Real Homes experts say - into a “functional, fun, and fashionable heart of the home”…..well …that’s what we all ideally need and want….right? 


For sure, there are various key things to consider - the  configuration of your cabinets – the drawers, cupboards, and the shelves – all, of course, very much a part of the best kitchen storage solutions. If you want more on getting organised in that new kitchen, click here….  how to organize kitchen cabinets  ….very helpful this is - for sure!

colour guidance

There’s also some guidance on the right kitchen cabinet colour effects too ..always helpful - and, take note, you can be bolder than you think really can…!! Take a look here perhaps… and you’ll get the point ….kitchen cabinet color ideas


Furthermore, on this whole look ’thing’ … check both the usage and finish choices situation, from those well known kitchen experts, Magnet Kitchens, who say…. 'Functionality is what transforms a kitchen into something spectacular. As well as an aesthetically pleasing space, your kitchen should work for your lifestyle requirements and individual needs.'


They add …..'Storage is a significant part of creating a functional space. Even in the smallest of kitchens, the right storage can make it simple to cook meals, socialise, and spend time with your family. It can also make your kitchen feel more spacious, uncluttered, and enjoyable.'


The key thing to do is review what’s around, consider and research for your new kitchen project a little, to help you get those key look, feel and usage decisions right  - and we at Mint are pleased, of course, to offer worthwhile guidance too in all respects, to help you decide what works best for your new kitchen project . 


We know of numerous ideas that are achievable and affordable when it comes to stylish kitchen organisation,, ideas that will ensure your kitchen project ends up looking  good, performing as you need and also - most importantly - does not cost you the earth either!


More thoughts and expert guidance from tip-top names in the kitchen supply ‘biz’ here soon ……and good luck with your new kitchen extension and renovation planning … 

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to all your new home extension or renovation ideas and plans for 2022 including a vital kitchen re-vamp. We can assist with all your 2022 and 2023 home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our new kitchen project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and increased future sales value. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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