As the saying goes: a kitchen is the heart of a home.


A kitchen is often buzzing with activity. It is a central place to gather at parties, to entertain and to socialise – not to mention where you prepare and serve meals! Your kitchen should be practical, welcoming and stylish as it is a reflection of your lifestyle and personal tastes.


A great kitchen hosts late night coffee chats, study sessions with the children and great cooking adventures. It is the place where many memories are created and shared. A kitchen must be comfortable, practical and timeless, and at the same blend well with the rest of your home.


The kitchen, in some cases, is the only place where families are able to gather daily to share quality time and a meal together. For this reason, your kitchen must be designed with care and consideration.


Adding quality and value to your home


When building or renovating, a well designed high quality kitchen can provide a great return on investment for your home. With the many uses of the kitchen, it is imperative to design a kitchen that is both practical and appealing.


For potential buyers the kitchen is always of great interest.  A beautifully designed kitchen is a great investment for your home, since many home owners improve their chances of selling with a superior kitchen. According to Darren Smith from Ray White Macarthur Group,


“A well designed and furnished kitchen can highly increase the value and probability of sale of your home.”

Choosing a Kitchen Design and Style


Choosing a kitchen design that best suits your needs, lifestyle and tastes is a difficult task. A few important questions to consider include:


  • What kitchen style or look do you wish to achieve?
  • Will the new kitchen suit your lifestyle?
  • What colours, shades and textures will best suit the kitchen as a whole?
  • Will the kitchen surfaces, colours and style compliment and blend well with the rest of the house?
  • Will the surfaces be easy to look after and clean?


It is important to keep in mind that the style of your kitchen should be compatible with the rest of your home. For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen designs at Harrington Kitchens. We will ask the right questions to figure out your needs prior to giving you advice, to be sure that we design the best kitchen for your family and your lifestyle.

What makes a good kitchen?


A well designed kitchen takes into account the functionality of the design and layout of the room. The most common theme is the work triangle of the kitchen, where a majority of the work centres on the kitchen sink, oven and the refrigerator. When designing the kitchen layout, mindful positioning of these items for better workflow will increase the functionality and efficiency of your kitchen.


Good storage in the kitchen is fundamental to a great kitchen design. It should be given special consideration in order to reduce clutter on countertops and kitchen benches and to provide a safe and functional work space. A stylish kitchen will have an excellent colour scheme and great lighting to make it easier to work in. The best kitchen is a functional kitchen. Make sure your kitchen design suits how you really live.


Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen designs and styles including:



For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.


For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or Unit 14/63-69 Kirkham Road, Bowral NSW.

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