When it comes to designing
your dream kitchen,

it’s important to ensure your kitchen is both beautiful and functional.
We asked our partner Freedom Kitchens to share a few tips on creating a great kitchen. 

1. Design to suit your lifestyle

Designing the right kitchen is all about creating the perfect layout to fit your space and lifestyle without compromising on function.  Whether you love hosting friends over or enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking, Freedom Kitchens’ expert designers will create your dream kitchen to cater for your needs and budget. They have designed an array of styles: Modern, Contemporary Hamptons, Coastal Luxe, Modern Entertainer, and Scandi Chic.  The kitchen Karlie and Will’s presented on The Block in 2016 is a popular choice. The Modern Industrial design style, characterised with a palette of black, white and timber.  

Designing your own kitchen offers an opportunity to add personality to a kitchen space while still maintaining a classic and appealing design that will suit the rest of the home.

Modern Industrial design style presented by Karlie and Will presented on The Block 2016.

2. Maximise your Island Benchtop

Kitchen Island Benches are a very popular design feature in many Australian kitchens – and for good reason. They offer stylish and functional preparation space in your kitchen, maximise storage, and allow your space to flow beautifully and easily. They also create a beautiful gathering space for your family and guests when you’re entertaining. What you include in your island bench design depends on your needs, style, and lifestyle.

Freedom Kitchens suggest that having no appliances such as a cooktop or sink tap on the island will be an increasingly popular design choice as it becomes a large seating area, acting as or taking the place of a dining table. So, if you’re short on space and don’t mind not having a conventional dining table, this could be a great option. This design also allows you to maximise storage and seating- win, win!

As the heart of the home, it makes sense to incorporate seating within your kitchen at the island bench, ensuring the room becomes a favourite gathering space for your family and guests.

3. Storage is king

Find a place for everything in your kitchen with our smart storage solutions, which will transform how you use your room. Choose from an extensive range of internal organisers, from adjustable drawer dividers, knife holders, corner carousels to base units built into drawers or cupboards that allow you to optimise your kitchen space.

If space permits, a walk-in or butler’s pantry concealed from the main kitchen will also provide extra storage space – not to mention they help to hide the mess when entertaining! If space is tight, opt for a pull-out pantry with adjustable shelving to store all your necessities – or customise your own by adding drawers inside the cupboards.

Book a design appointment with Freedom Kitchens to kick start your kitchen journey and let them help you design the kitchen of your dreams. From traditional to modern and everything in between, they can help you make the most of your space and earn 1 Velocity Point per $1* spent with Freedom Kitchens.

A butler’s pantry or walk-in pantry can take your storage and organisation to the next level.

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Freedom Kitchens and Wardrobes Terms and Conditions:

Velocity members will earn 1 Velocity Point per $1 spent on eligible products and services included in their Freedom Kitchens and Wardrobes contract of sale at the time of delivery. This includes cabinetry, cabinetry accessories, appliances sold by Freedom Kitchens, laminate benchtops and delivery. Installation, stone benchtops, glass splashbacks, and third party contracts are not eligible for Velocity Points earn.

 To be eligible to earn Velocity Points, a person must hold a current Velocity membership at least 1 day before the final delivery of your Kitchen or Wardrobe. Freedom Kitchens and Wardrobes trade customers are not eligible to earn Velocity Points. Velocity Frequent Flyer Membership details must be recorded prior to final payment, and the name on the contract of sale must match the name on the Velocity account to be eligible for Points. Velocity Points are not awarded for any products returned or refunded. Points will be allocated to your Velocity Account within 21 days from your final delivery date.  To earn Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time