Kitchen Planning & Design in Melbourne

Top Edge Kitchen Planning & Design for Melbourne

top-edge-Vinyl-Wrap-3In this day and age, the kitchen is the central area in all homes. It is where we cook our meals, entertain and where our children go to do their homework. It is the most used room in any home. That is why it is important to get the plan right. And that is why we provide the kitchen designs Melbourne locals love to come home to.


What Our Kitchen Designs Offer Melbourne Customers

  • Free measure and quote
  • Benefit from a brand-new showroom
  • Completed by a qualified registered building practitioner
  • Exceptional customer service and reliable timeframes
  • Value for money
  • Professional advice
  • Qualified trades people with many years’ experience
  • Quality  Materials
  • Computer designing
  • Competitive  Prices
  • The latest styles
  • Quality hardware
  • Great appliances
  • Reliable products i.e. taps, sinks, bathroom accessories


What to Think About in Kitchen Designs for Melbourne

The kitchen is where we spend most of our time, so there are many things to consider when planning a new kitchen design. Melbourne homeowners may start by asking themselves about the specific features that they would like to include in their kitchen. They might start by asking themselves what they are? What are the features they cannot live without? They may want to get the most space from their kitchen. They may want lots of bench space or a kitchen that is easy to work in. These are the things that kitchen designers need to know. Local homeowners wanting to start their kitchen renovations can talk to the Top Edge team, confident in the knowledge that we will listen to their ideas and their requirements.


Kitchen Planning & Design

Most people renovate or replace their kitchen every 20 years. When people renovate their kitchen they find soon after, that their kitchen does not contain enough storage space to accommodate their kitchen utensils, appliances, and Tupperware containers.

The problem usually lies within the design of the kitchen. Has the kitchen been designed specifically for what is intended to be stored there? Was there enough information gathered from the customer to include their specific and individual needs in the plan and design?

Top Edge Kitchens will ensure that your new kitchen investment will “work for you” now and in the future. The kitchen design must go beyond the “look” of a kitchen. Top Edge Kitchens have been trained to use “Dynamic Space”, to plan your kitchen. It focuses on the user. The focus is on the functionality of a kitchen, utilising storage space, and the workflow through the kitchen. It breaks your kitchen up into 4 zones. It is through this zonal planning that your kitchen design originates.

This design will consider the workflow, easy access to frequently used kitchen items, and usable and accessible storage space. Utensils, crockery and appliances should be close at hand.

Using today’s kitchen hardware will significantly increase storage room and the space in your kitchen. The use of space and allocating work areas is essential in the creation of a ‘dynamic’ kitchen plan.

Kitchen Cabinet Features

  • Carcasses  constructed  from  “A”  grade  double-sided  white  velvet  melamine  on  16mm  high  moisture  resistant  (HMR)  particleboard.
  • Doors  manufactured  from  melamine  surfaced  16mm  moisture-resistant  Medium  Density  Fibreboard.
  • Laminated  benchtops  fabricated  on  solid  33mm  high  moisture-resistant  (HMR)  particleboard.  Edges  can  be  either  Postformed,  square  or  timber.
  • Full  box  construction  of  carcasses  with  3mm  whitecote  masonite  or  choice  of  16mm  solid  back  rebated  into  the  Benchtop,  bottom  and  sides.  Carcasses  are  screwed  together  using  50 x 7mm  confirmat  screws.
  • Self-closing  drawer  units  with  steel  sides  and  full  extension  runners.  With  a  solid  16mm  back  and  base
  • Standard  16mm  melamine  drawers
  • All cabinets  have  fully  adjustable  shelves.
  • All doors fitted  with  Blum  hinges  that  have  a  Lifetime  Warranty.
  • All floor cabinets  have  a  box  kicker.
  • Any cabinet is customised to suit  your  requirements.
  • We  proudly  use  all  laminates.
  • We  have  our  own  Stonemason  that  we  work  with  to  supply  Granite  and  or  Marble  benchtops.
  • Full  range  of  Vinyl  wrap  and  timber  doors.

What to think about when planning your kitchen

Top  Edge  Kitchens  will  be  able  to  suggest  many  new  and  interesting  materials.  There  is  a lot  of  new  products  on  the  market  these  days  to  give  you  a  more  spacious  kitchen  and  to  be  able  to  use  the  available  space  more  efficiently.

The  following  are  a  few  points  you  may  want  to  consider  when  thinking  of  purchasing / or  replacing  your  kitchen.

The  Layout: 

You  should  first  consider  the  layout  of  your  new  kitchen.  Consider  the  traffic  flow  in  the  kitchen,  the  location  of  the  kitchen  in  your  home,  the  number  of  people  in  your  home?  You should also consider things such as;

  • Connection requirements (electricity, water etc.)
  • Dimensions  and  sill  heights  of  windows
  • Alternative  storage  space  in  the  house
  • Kitchen  area  (length,  width,  height  of  room)

You  should  bring  a  plan  with  you  when  meeting  with  your kitchen  designer  for the  first  time.


It  is  a  good  idea  to  give  as  much  information  about  your  household  to  us.  Information like;

  • How many people live at home?
  • Cooking,  eating  &  shopping  habits
  • The function of your kitchen (i.e.  Entertainment, dining, or purely a working kitchen, etc.)
  • Are your family very tall? (  to  determine  the  optimal  workbench  heights),
  • Right handed or Left handed people in the household.
  • What types of items will be stored in your kitchen?


What  are  the  features  that  you  would  like  to  have  in  your  kitchen.  They may be;

  • Would you like soft closing drawers with   full extension runners?
  • Would you like a dishwasher space?
  • Do you want you bench higher than the standard?
  • What sort of handles would you like?

These  are  some  ideas  that  you  may  need  to  think  about  when  thinking  about  a  new  kitchen.

The Finish:

Decide which look you would like your kitchen to have.

There  are  many  finishes  that  you  can  choose  for  your  doors  and  drawers.  The  finish  will  determine  wether  it  be  modern,  contempary,  or  classic  look.  You  could  decided  on  Solid  Timber,  Timber  Veneer,  Vinyl  wrap,  Laminex  or  2  Pac  finishes.  We do them all.

Decide  on  what  type  of  bench top  you  would  like  to  have.


You  can  come  into  the  showroom  where  we  have  a  wide  range  of  colours  to  choose  from.

We  can  provide  you  with  a  kitchen  planner  to  help  you  with  your  design.  Call  us