Necessary Components for a Kitchen Design

A thoughtfully designed kitchen can inspire culinary creativity. With the right tools and well-organised space, you can experiment with new recipes and cooking techniques in comfort. The joy of cooking is amplified when you have everything you need. This makes the kitchen a place of inspiration and creativity rather than frustration and limitation.

Beyond the basics of flooring, walls, windows, and lighting, a whole world of essential components is waiting to elevate your cooking experience. Today, we’ll unveil the necessary components to turn your kitchen into a showstopper and make your culinary adventures a breeze. Get ready to unlock your kitchen’s full potential and embrace a world of culinary possibilities.


When creating a culinary haven, the right appliances are essential ingredients that turn ordinary meals into extraordinary feasts.

The appliances you require for your style of cooking will directly affect the size and design of your kitchen. There are minimal appliances anyone will need to have a properly functional kitchen. The most basic kitchen will have the following:

  • Cooktop
  • Rangehood
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Sinks & Taps
  • Fridge

Many older houses in Australia may not have a dishwasher installed, and it’s not uncommon to find older homes without this modern convenience. The prevalence of dishwashers in residential kitchens has increased over the years. So if you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, it’s highly recommended to have one installed. It can be an attractive feature for potential buyers or tenants when selling or renting your property.

In addition to standard appliances with designated fixtures, some other devices, such as the air fryer, rice cookers, and juicers, can be placed in appliance cabinets behind Bi-fold doors, pocket doors or roller shutters.

Another game-changer appliance that is not part of the standard kitchen is a zip-tap. It can be conveniently installed on top of the bench for a seamless and modern appearance. It declutters your kitchen by eliminating the need for a kettle and other water-cooling devices.

Flooring Cabinets

Flooring cabinets are essential to house your appliances and hardware. These include but are not limited to sinks, ovens, microwaves, pull-out bins and spice racks. However, knowing what types of floor cabinets to fit in a design is more than just a pick and mix.

These cabinets are usually size specific due to the size requirements of your appliances. For example, many door-mounted hardware, such as pull-out bins and spice racks, only come with set sizes, usually 150mm, 300mm, 450mm, and 600mm. However, with custom-built cabinetry, it is possible to add dividers, fillers, and oversized doors to cater for this specific size without sacrificing appearance.

Drawer units are undoubtedly space effective for easy access, especially in later design trends. Drawers can also be used to fill in those places that are hard to utilise, such as under the oven, microwave, and kicker.

Although everyone has their priorities regarding kitchen cabinetry, KIND recommends a mixture of cabinets, drawers, and pull-out hardware. This means you will have the versatility and flexibility for all possible storage. Our designers will help you determine the most crucial element of your design and prioritise them. These include aesthetics, practicality, storage, and cost. Most of the time it’s about achieving the right balance so the kitchen works for you.