How To Create Your Dream Kitchen

How To Create Your Dream Kitchen

How To Create Your Dream Kitchen

It’s no surprise that 2020 has redefined the importance of “home” and the hero of the home is a smart, stylish and functional Kitchen that makes day-to-day living easy and enjoyable. The Kitchen is often the connecting and entertaining centre of a home, so it’s important to consider the many aspects that come together to create a great Kitchen

Great Kitchen design combine many elements – such as accessible layout, stylish cabinets and storage solutions, beautiful benchtops and splashback, flooring that enhances the flow of the space, modern time-saving appliances and more. 

Irrespective of trends, when it comes to kitchen design, we know our customers desire an efficient and comfortable workspace that is stylish, reflects their lifestyle and is enjoyable to work in. Read on to discover the key elements to our most loved Kitchens.

Best Kitchen Designs

The Kitchen is often the most used, functional space that every homeowner wants to enjoy spending their time within. A growing number of homeowners want to conceal parts of the Kitchen, creating a discreet space like a Butler’s Pantry, to keep the clutter away from the main Kitchen area.

The Butler’s Pantry is the must-have luxury of the modern home, and provides a dedicated, private space for food preparation and cleaning along with additional storage, keeping the clutter out of the main Kitchen area.

See our favourite Butler’s Pantry’s here:
•    Miami at South Nowra
•    Anchorage at The Bower
•    San Marino Manor at Huntlee 

Beautiful Kitchen Benches

Kitchens should be functional, durable and easy to maintain, while also being stylish. So, when you are deciding on a Benchtop you need to consider more than just aesthetic and budget. 


The functionality and how you will care and use the benchtop is critical to selecting the best material for your lifestyle. For example, marble is porous so stains easily, yet engineered quartz is non-porous and requires no ongoing maintenance and comes in a range of finishes that mimic natural stone.

See our favourite Kitchen Benches here:
•    Admiral at Ginninderry
•    San Marino at  Braemar
•    Miami 16 at Box Hill

Integrated Appliances

One of our favourite new kitchen trends is the integration or build-in of appliances and white goods into cabinetry. Integrating your appliances creates a sleek, stylish and considered finish to any Kitchen, which creates a feeling of more space and frees up precious worktop space.

We love how we can hide away refrigerators and dishwashers to look like cabinetry and having in-built coffee machines and microwaves is a stylish way to reduce appliance clutter.

See our favourite Kitchens with Integrated Appliances here:
•    San Marino Manor at Forster
•    San Marino at HomeWorld Warnervale
•    Bronte at Lochinvar

Sensational Splashbacks

Modern home design often showcases the Kitchen as a focal point within an open-plan home. Each design element of a Kitchen plays an important role in the overall look and feel of the space, and many practical features can be selected to achieve your personal style with the functionality you desire. 

When considering Kitchen splashback, you should first decide what role you want the it to have – blend into the Kitchen or do you want it to be a focal point? Do you want to add more light to your Kitchen or be able to enjoy your views whilst washing up?

If you have decided on tiling, it’s important to consider colours, shapes and textures in your splashback to create cohesion to other wet areas of your home. Alternatively, mirrors and glass are growing in popularity due to the connection they create to other spaces within the home, and the ability to let light throughout the kitchen.

Discover some of our favourite splashbacks here:
•    St Clair at Willowdale is subtle and stylish 
•    Massena, Shell Cove featuring a glass splashback
•    Lakeside Watagan with a herringbone design

Maximise Kitchen Storage  

No matter what size your home, storage is an important part of any Kitchen design. Our Kitchens are now being designed to maximise space and conceal clutter whilst improving convenience and functionality for the household.

Drawer or pull-out cabinetry is in high demand due to the convenience, accessibility and ease of use for customers of all ages.

Explore some of our favourite Kitchen storage solutions here:
•    Santa Monica Wongawilli
•    Sevilla Marsden Park
•    San Marino Calderwood

We believe the Kitchen is the heart of the home and needs fulfil the needs of the household across a wide range of functions and styles. 

McDonald Jones are thrilled to offer architecturally designed Kitchens that are thoughtful, practical and stylish.