achieving a stylish and functional kitchen

When designing your new kitchen, you don’t need to compromise on style for functionality, let us show you how!

At kaboodle, we pride ourselves on creating stylish kitchens that provide a functional solution for all homes. We understand that the kitchen is the heart of your home, so here are some top tips to help you find a style that will suit both you and your home.

get inspired

Our inspiration gallery is the perfect place to start if you’re looking to find a style that reflects you and your home. Stay up to date with our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages, where you’ll see the release of our latest products and trends. It’s also a great idea to visit our selected kitchen design centres at Bunnings, where you can interact with displays as well as gather samples from dedicated selection centres. Look at magazines and blogs to get familiar with popular kitchen styles like the country, modern, industrial and scandi-style - there’s plenty out there! Most importantly, find the style that resonates with you.

be cohesive

Consider how the kitchen style will work with the décor around the rest of your home. A simple way to achieve a designer look is to integrate a cohesive theme throughout your home. This can be as simple as using the same door profile or handles for cabinetry in your kitchen, laundry, bathroom and living space. It’s also a good idea to consider the era of your home and match accordingly.

make your kitchen work for you

Start writing a kitchen wish list and consider the functionality needs of your kitchen. Are you an avid entertainer? Perhaps a big island bench will act as a central meeting point. Are you a budding chef? Maybe you need two ovens. Do you have small children? Consider soft-close door hinges. It’s important to also factor in the working triangle when designing your kitchen. This is the simplest way to achieve the functionality that works for you and your space.

Should you customise?

Consider the size of your kitchen space, if you’re using a modular, flatpack system you’ll need to fit standard size cabinets into your given space. It’s common to use filler panels to fill gaps in your design but they can be a waste of space, especially if you are working with a small area and can they also detract from the overall look of the kitchen. Luckily, kaboodle offers customisable widths on selected cabinets, modern profile doors and benchtops!

By working with our customisable widths, you can achieve the perfect fit without the expense of a fully customised kitchen! Fill the majority of your kitchen with off the shelf products, then order customisable cabinets and doors to the exact width needed to fit the remaining space perfectly.


It’s important to maximise your storage space. Here’s how kaboodle can help you make the most of your space:

  • Give your space a modern edge with our new steel frame shelving range, the perfect match for standard kitchen cabinetry.

  • Use as much wireware as you can, it’s a great way to organise and create extra space.

  • Use the full height of your kitchen space by stacking cabinetry. If your room height allows, stack our base cabinets on top of your kitchen pantry to give you a full room storage solution. Handy tip: stacking cabinetry is a great wardrobe solution too!

  • Our waste bins are an effective and compact storage solution, concealing waste and freeing up floor space in your kitchen. We even offer pull-out hampers for your laundry!

check your property’s structure

If you’re considering moving your kitchen to a different room, knocking down walls or moving appliances to improve the functionality, always identify the structural status of your property. Does your house have timber stumps or a concrete slab? Solid brick walls or timber stud walls? Which walls are load bearing? The structural integrity of your home is a critical consideration when renovating a kitchen. Always consult a professional installer for all structural changes.

For more handy kitchen renovation and design tips, download our kitchen renovation guide today!