The essential guide to planning a new kitchen

kitchen planning

Are you thinking about designing a new kitchen? While designing a new kitchen can mean a lot of work, it allows you to have an attractive and functional space that is tailored to your needs. The kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home, so if you’re unhappy with your existing layout, maybe it’s time to plan for a renovation.

According to Houzz, 86% of Australians spend over 2 hours each day in their kitchen, which is almost 10% of their entire life! Furthermore, the same survey states that 55% of Australian homeowners spent over $20,000 on their kitchen project, which was much higher than they had budgeted for. Given that we spend such an enormous amount of time and money in the kitchen, it’s important that you plan and design your kitchen perfectly.

Putting together a new kitchen can be fun, but only if the process goes smoothly. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre in Perth, I’ve met many customers who have been overwhelmed by this task. As such, to help you design one of the best kitchens in Perth, I’ve compiled the following guide.

Continue reading this article to discover how to plan a new kitchen in Perth easily and effortlessly. By following this guide, you will put together a dream kitchen space – the pride of every homeowner.

1. Plan ahead

Ross’s is known to be one of the best suppliers of cabinets, tiles and appliances for kitchens in Perth. So, whenever someone asks me how to go about a new kitchen, I first tell them to plan, plan, plan! Putting together a new kitchen can be considered a real-life puzzle with lots of pieces. You will need to organise all the pieces before you put them in order. Failing to do so can result in a little extra time and money that you simply cannot afford.

Before anything else, you must take measurements of your area and consider the overall style you want for your kitchen. Only after you’ve decided on a design style and you have your measurements in place should you think of starting your process. Proper planning will ensure that your kitchen is designed smoothly, and you will hit little roadblocks along the way.

2. Set a budget and stick to it!

Kitchens in Perth, or anywhere for that matter, are costly. Therefore, you must be sure of your budget before starting. I have often met customers who set a budget but fail to stick to it once they start renovating. Don’t be one of them – determine your budget and resolve to stick to it.

When planning a budget, you will get a realistic idea of what to go for and avoid. You cannot determine the cost of your kitchen renovation project unless you undertake this step. Your budget will also give you an idea of what materials, appliances and flooring types to choose for your kitchen. This is an important step, so make sure not to overlook it.

3. Choose your materials

Once you have taken care of the above steps, you can start choosing the materials for your kitchen. Here, you will need to ask yourself what materials you want for your cabinets, benchtops and splashback. Cabinets, benchtops and splashback are available in a range of options for you to choose from. While you may find the choices overwhelming, deciding based on your budget and needs will help.

If you’re wondering where you’ll find the materials for kitchens in Perth, head to Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have the widest range of kitchen cabinets, benchtops, tapware, sinks and accessories in Perth. Look at our range of kitchen cabinets, kitchen tapware, benchtops and splashback tiles. These products exhibit the finest quality and are highly rated by our customers.

4. Decide on your appliances

After you have planned what you want in your kitchen, the next step is to consider what appliances you need. I always tell our customers here at Ross’s to choose appliances that suit their personal lifestyle and suggest you do the same.

A fancy cooktop with 6 burners and an oversized oven is certainly great to have. However, if you are not a frequent entertainer, buying such appliances doesn’t make much sense. Your kitchen space must reflect your personality and your needs. Always determine your lifestyle needs before you start looking for kitchen appliances.

When you are looking at appliances for kitchens in Perth, Ross’s is the go-to store. At Ross’s, we offer wall and freestanding ovens, cooktops, rangehoods, microwave ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators and much more! You can count on finding everything you need, all under a single roof at our showroom in Guildford, Perth.

I recommend you consider our 60cm fan assisted gas oven, 28L microwave oven and 60cm slide out rangehood. These are some of our top selling kitchen appliances that our customers simply seem to love!

4a. Think about efficiency

Before you settle on your appliances, one other element that you should factor into your decision is efficiency. One thing I have noticed with customers, who are shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth, is a growing trend to “go green” – and this is very much reflected in their choice of appliances.

When looking for appliances, look at their energy ratings. Kitchen appliances that feature a high rating are more energy efficient and cost less to run.  In addition, these appliances minimise the effect on the environment, so there is no reason not to go for them.

Ross’s offers some of the most affordable kitchen appliances in Perth. Furthermore, many are highly energy efficient. For instance, our white 420L refrigerator features a 3-star energy rating and is a great choice. Our 60cm semi-integrated dishwasher features a 3.5-star energy rating and a 4.5-star water rating. Also, our 60cm slider touch induction cooktop features 40% greater energy efficiency than gas cooktops. By purchasing these bestselling appliances for your kitchen, your pockets will really benefit in the long run.

5. Consider your flooring options

Finally, when planning a new kitchen in Perth, you need to consider your flooring options. While you have many options to choose from, tiles and hybrid flooring are certainly the most popular. Again, you need to make a choice based on your needs and budget. As an expert in kitchen renovations, I recommend you replace your flooring before installing your cupboards and benchtops. This way, you can cut costs and achieve better results.

Ross’s has you covered for all your flooring needs. We feature a wide range of quality kitchen tiles at the most competitive prices in Perth, and we offer free delivery for online orders to Perth Metro areas! You can consider our range of porcelain tiles, ceramic tiles. In particular, I would like to recommend our Celina White ceramic tiles and our Luna Bianco ceramic tiles. These bestselling floor tiles are elegant, attractive and frequently bought by our customers.

That’s it! Follow these steps, and I guarantee you will have one of the most attractive and functional kitchens in Perth. Make sure that you consider each and every step I have mentioned above. Missing even a single step can result in problems, so make sure to check and double-check everything.


If you’re building a new home or you’re undergoing a renovation, you must pay proper attention to your kitchen. Kitchens are an important part of your home and it is essential that your kitchen is both functional and attractive.

When you go about planning a new kitchen in Perth, it is a wise idea to create a checklist first. Make sure to plan before jumping into the project. Determine your personal needs and your budget before you make any purchase. Choose your kitchen materials (cabinets, benchtops, splashback) according to your budget, while looking for attractive items. When purchasing kitchen appliances, always consider efficiency first before looking at other things. Also, make sure to choose functionality over frills in your appliances. Finally, consider flooring options that are durable, attractive and those that fit into your budget. By following these steps, you will have designed your dream kitchen without running into too many problems.

When it comes to buying materials and products for new kitchens in Perth, Ross’s Discount Home Centre is your one-stop-shop. We have a huge showroom in Guildford full of appliances, splashback and flooring tiles, benchtop materials, cabinets and much more! By visiting us, you will find everything that you need for your kitchen renovation under one single roof. We also have an online store and offer free delivery in Perth. You don’t even need to leave home to buy from us. The best part about purchasing from us is that our products are offered at the most competitive prices in Perth. Nowhere else can you expect to find products of such high quality at such affordable prices!

So what are you waiting for? Visit our showroom in Guildford for all your kitchen related purchases. If you have any doubts or queries regarding any of our kitchen products, please feel free to give us a call. We’ll put you through to one of our expert salesmen who will be happy to assist you with your needs.


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