Kitchen Design Ideas In South Africa

What is a Kitchen Design?

The kitchen layout is the shape that is made by the arrangement of the countertop, major appliances, and storage areas.

The layout and floor plan create the kitchen’s primary work triangle, which is the path that you make when moving from the refrigerator to the sink, to the range when preparing a meal.

Kitchen Design Ideas In South Africa

Best Kitchen Design Ideas:


New, ultra-thin 12mm and 13mm countertops have gradually been taking center stage. While high-end, imported kitchen design brands have been leading the way with this trend locally, don’t be shy to press your kitchen designer to follow suit.

Thin countertops are best suited to sleek, modern designs, but can be used in transitional and industrial kitchen designs equally well when applied with discernment.


Feature lighting and clever LED lighting placements aside, this year it’s time to make use of some free feature lighting – the sun.

Bring the outdoors inside with large windows, windows as splashbacks or even glass doors and walls! Not only will you benefit from all the gorgeous natural light you’re letting into your kitchen, but the garden greenery will have a noticeable effect on the ambiance of your kitchen interior.


As consumers, we’re not the naive folk we once were. In decades past we were tantalized and somewhat bedazzled by glitz and glam, surrealism, and too-good-to-be-true products and promises.

But shifts in economic, political, and social realities have seen us begin to pursue more honest, tangible ideals instead.

Add to that our growing obsession (rightly so) with nature, the outdoors, and all things organic, and you land up with ‘raw’ kitchen designs that celebrate authentic materials, and interiors that tell ‘real’ stories.


Open-plan living allows a perfect flow from the living and dining area into the kitchen. This kitchen is the Caesarstone Kitchen of the Year winner of 2015 by Adolf Conradie of Optima Kitchens and homeowner Tom Creamer and features Pure White Caesarstone


While we often use modern kitchen design as our plumbline for trends, country or traditional kitchen styles still have serious Klout when it comes to popular kitchen looks.

Country kitchens are more ‘homey’ and can create a warm, inviting ambiance, whereas modern kitchens are often minimal and a bit cold.

According to interior designer Lyall Wilcox of Bristle et Hues, country kitchens are getting a fresh take this year with a more modern look with simpler lines and finishes. “The incorporation of darker woods like mahogany and walnut will give the 2016 classic kitchen color palette a contemporary feel,

How much does a new kitchen cost in South Africa?

The average cost of kitchen renovation

Plumbers Cape Town puts the national average cost at around R210 000, though they break it down into more detailed price ranges: 

Small kitchen remodels R10,000 – R150,000. Mid-range kitchen remodel: R150 000 – R250 000. High-end kitchen remodel: R250 000+

What are the 5 most common kitchen plan arrangements?

There are five basic kitchen layouts: L-Shape, G-Shape, U-Shape, One-Wall, and Galley.

The size and shape of the room will typically determine your layout. Although variations and deviations do exist, most kitchen layouts are based on one of the following shapes.