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Here's a few helpful pointers below. We can assist you anywhere along the way by email or phone and can also check through your finished submitted job as well.

  • Come up with your plan before you enter your cabinets online.

  • Measure your space and draw it on paper. Decide on a layout. Hand draw a plan view and wall views. This is THE most important piece of advice. 

  • Where your cabinets hit a wall you need a packer.  

  • A packer or filler is a piece of board around 80mm deep. You may find this at the end of a run of overheads, a fridge overhead or pantry etc which hits a wall. This piece ensures your kitchen will always fit even if the corners of your room aren't square or your walls are out of plumb. 

  • Place the appliances first.  

  • There's usually not too much choice where these are going and then fill the gaps with doors and drawers. Take into account the depth needed for the fridge. 

  • Standard kitchen bench height is 900mm.  (Or any height you choose) 

  • 20mm stone/ laminate top gives 730mm base cabinets.  

  • 30mm laminate top gives 720mm  base cabinets 

  • 40mm stone top gives 710mm base cabinets 

  • 150mm for the kick 

  • Standard kitchen overall height (Or any height you choose) 

  • 2100mm. In a standard 2400mm high ceiling leaves 300mm space above and 600mm high overheads 

  • 2250mm. In a standard 2400mm high ceiling leaves 150mm and gives 750mm high overheads. Consider a Raw MDF bulkhead to close the gap. Your 60/ 90mm cornice can go onto this. 

  • 2400mm high. Full height and gives 900mm overheads. Have a 16/ 18mm top packer to ensure an out of level ceiling still works and your doors won't hit the ceiling. 

  • Your overheads distance off the bench top is determined by the range hood. (Or any height you choose)   

  • 600mm gap for an electric hot plate. Overheads 1500mm off the floor. 

  • 700mm gap for a gas hot plate. Overheads 1600mm off the floor. 

  • Standard overall  depths of cabinets (You can go any size) 

  • Tall cabinets are 600mm deep. ( Sizes may need to change to suit fridge depths. Go in 50mm increments to make it easy) 

  • Bench top depth is 600mm for runs against walls. It will more than likely run into your 600mm tall cabinet or fridge space. Your island standard would be 900mm deep x up to 3000mm long. 

  • Base cabinets are 580mm deep including doors. 

  • Overhead cabinets are 320mm deep including doors. 

  • Appliance standard sizes (Check in detail before proceeding with the job. These sizes will get the design going) 

  • Freestanding dishwasher allow a 610mm space . Panels run to the floor either side of this. 

  • Integrated dishwasher allow 600mm space.

  • Oven 600mm h x 600w. For 900mm ovens see specs. 

  • Slide out range hood. 600mm wide. 

  • Hot plate 590mm wide x 560mm deep. 

  • Microwave 525mm wide x 325mm high x 420mm deep. These do vary so check specs. (microwaves should be no more than 1350mm high off the floor) 

  • Fridge. Work on an 1800mm height and then 850mm wide for a large single door or 950mm wide for a standard double door. 

  • Sink cab 800mm wide as a minimum. 

  • Other useful sizes 

  • Corner cabinet - a cabinet 900mm wide x 900mm wide gives two doors 320mm wide each. 

  • Corner packer - Try and use 50mm packers. This because handles stick out 35mm approx. If standard depth cabinets are 580mm plus 50mm for the packer allow 630mm for the position of the first cabinet if your not having a corner cabinet. 

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