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Dales-Dallas-Kitchen02County Kildare almost directly in the heart of Ireland boasts of some of the most beautiful landscape in Ireland. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or one who likes fine dining you will find a place suitable for everyone in this beautiful county.

Fitted Kitchens for Kildare Homes

Some of the finest homes in the country can be found in Kildare and in these fine homes you will find some of the most elegant kitchens from decades past to the most modern of the day. Leinster Woodcraft have customized  fitted kitchens for over the last quarter of a century and you can visit their factory and showroom just outside of Portlaoise and view their select range.

Fitted Kitchens designed for Kildare Homes.

When choosing a kitchen for your existing home or new home it’s very important to talk to a professional company that will take your ideas and in conjunction with yourself point out good and bad points in relation to design and style. You are not looking for someone to agree with every thing you come up with but to make constructive criticism should the design or style require it. 

Fitted Kitchen Designs and Styles.

One very important decission when selecting a kitchen in terms of design is to get the work triangle right. This means that you have to achieved the best possible place to put the three main items in your kitchen, and they are the cooker, the fridge and the washing area. Think about this there is no point in having the cooker in one end and the sink and fridge at the opposite end, it simply takes to much walking around and not practical at all.

Fitted Kitchens and Wood.

The wood used to manufacture a kitchen are the following;

  • Walnut
  • Maple
  • Oak
  • Beech
  • Ash
  • Cherry
  • Pippy Oak

Whatever you choose make sure its a custom made kitchen not a cheap falt pack that you will have to replace in a few years because the doors keep coming away from the carcas.

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Whether you live in Newbridge, Naas, Kildare, Kilcullen, Leixlip, Maynooth, Monasterevin, Athy, Johnstown, Dublin, Laois or Sallins at some stage you are going to be looking for a kitchen.

Kitchen with Isalnd

Kitchen with Isalnd

You have many choices out there to choose from, so what criteria do you choose to give you the best chance of choosing a good company to carryout the work in probably the most important room in you home. Today kitchens are designed to be functional but also decorative because unlike years ago where the kitchen was down in the basement or in the back somewhere, no today it is part of the dining are or the reception area as most new builds are prone to have open plan areas.

The criteria I advise people to check are:

  • How long has the kitchen company been around.
  • Who owns the kitchen company.
  • Can you visit the showrooms and see the kitchens being made.
  • Make sure that the company you use are not just those that deal in flat pack kitchens only.
  • Are they in the same county or country.
  • Are they quick to answer the phone.
  • Do they have a good online presence like a website.
  • Are they competent.

Kitchen companies like Leinster Woodcraft that have been around for a quarter of a century are well worth talkin to.

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Considerations for Remodeling or Expanding Your Home    

If the needs of your family have changed or you bought a house constructed upon the requirements of the first owner, you can think about remodeling or expanding your home. If after looking at the pros and cons of changing your home you decide change is not cost-effective, consider the alternative of buying a different home more suited to your needs. Here is a brief discussion of planning how to improve your home beginning with a needs assessment.

New Double Extension

New Double Extension

In “Planning Your Addition,” Tony Gilligan recommends: “The first step in planning your addition is a family conference to catalog everybody’s thoughts about your home.” In your family conference, there will be a lot of suggestions. You can capture all ideas in one list. Then the family will work together to narrow down the list into the top priorities.




Modern Kitchen

Modern Kitchen

Tied in with this debate is how remodeling one of your existing rooms in the house could meet one or more of the new family needs and then how part of the new addition could replace the purpose of that old room.   



A builder or an architect can help you with estimating the costs of remodeling or expanding your home. The way your house sits on the property, the current building codes, and your budget are major factors that will impact what you can do to improve your property. Once your family has finalized a list of priorities, the builder can match options with your ideas and your budget. Tony raises the point of reconciling the family’s current wish list of priorities with how the family needs will change again. For example, if you have two teenagers that now want a recreation room added, consider if it will make sense to add a room that will only be used for a few years.   Another consideration is how one multi-functional space can accommodate different needs of your family. For example, perhaps a large room added on to the back of the house can serve as a library, a home office, a space for entertaining, and a guest bedroom (perhaps with a Murphy bed concealed in the wall). Designing multiple purposes for the addition will help you to maximize the square footage of the addition.
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