Unlock Your Dream Kitchen: Avoiding Common Design Mistakes

Are you dreaming of the perfect kitchen that not only serves as the heart of your home but also reflects your style and functionality needs? At Morpeth Kitchens and Interiors we understand the excitement and challenges that come with designing your dream kitchen. Today, we’re here to guide you through the process and help you sidestep common design pitfalls that could turn your dream into a nightmare.

Neglecting Proper Planning:

The excitement of a new kitchen can often lead to hasty decisions. Rushing into the design process without adequate planning can result in a layout that doesn’t maximize space or meet your needs. Take the time to assess your lifestyle, cooking habits, and storage requirements before diving into the design phase. If you aren’t sure what you want – we and any other reputable kitchen design company can help you understand this process.

Ignoring Workflow and Functionality:

A visually stunning kitchen is great, but if it doesn’t function efficiently, it can quickly become frustrating. Consider the kitchen work triangle—ensuring smooth movement between the sink, stove, and fridge unit. Avoid overcrowding work areas and ensure ample counter space for food preparation.

Forgetting About Storage Solutions:

Clutter can sabotage even the most beautiful kitchen designs. Don’t underestimate the importance of storage. Incorporate clever solutions such as pull-out drawers, vertical dividers, and overhead cabinets to maximize storage space and keep your kitchen organized. This is a big one that often gets overlooked as the excitement of a ‘pretty’ kitchen takes over…

Overlooking Lighting Needs:

Proper lighting can enhance the ambiance and functionality of your kitchen. Natural light is ideal, but don’t forget about task lighting for work areas and ambient lighting for overall illumination. A well-lit kitchen is both inviting and practical.

Sacrificing Quality for Price:

While budget constraints are a reality, skimping on quality materials and craftsmanship can lead to costly repairs or replacements down the line. Invest in durable materials and trusted professionals to ensure your kitchen stands the test of time.

Failing to Personalize the Design:

Your kitchen should be a reflection of your personality and lifestyle. Avoid falling into the trap of following trends blindly. Instead, incorporate elements that resonate with you and your family, making the space truly your own.

Overcrowding the Space:

Resist the temptation to cram too many features into your kitchen. Opt for a balanced design that allows for ample breathing room. A clutter-free environment will not only look more appealing but also feel more comfortable to work in.

At Morpeth Kitchens and Interiors we’re passionate about helping our clients bring their dream kitchens to life while avoiding common design pitfalls. With our expertise and personalized approach, we’ll work together to create a kitchen that exceeds your expectations in both form and function.

Ready to get started on your journey this year? Head over to our contact page and submit a form!

Morpeth Kitchens

Over 30 years of experience creating stunning kitchens, sumptuous bathing areas and unique living spaces.


There are no prescribed timescales for any new kitchen, bathroom, or refurbishment projects. Each project is individually designed to your specific needs and desires. Our experts will guide you through the design process through to delivery.

We offer a range of interior design services including, orangeries, beautiful bedroom furniture, stylish staircases, under stair storage to bespoke bookcases. Anything else? Please just ask.

Yes, we can create the space or room of your dreams. We can improve existing space by opening it up or we can help you create new and exciting living spaces.

Absolutely, our designer will visit your home to discuss your vision and ideas, taking all the necessary measurements to enable our in-house team to develop your bespoke design.

We aim to invite you to the Showroom within 2 weeks for your initial design viewing and consultation meeting.

We offer the full service of project managing the development and delivery of your project in its entirety, but we are also happy to work alongside any other tradespeople you want to work with.

Yes, our showroom is at Whitehouse Farm, just outside Morpeth. We are open Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm (other times by appointment)



Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599


Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599