How to Plan Your Kitchen Renovation Utilising Slimline Cooktops

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Slimline Cooktops

Perhaps you’re building a new home, or getting ready to do a kitchen renovation. If you’re unsure where to start, this article can serve as a springboard for your project. 

We’ll cover the things to consider before buying kitchen appliances. In particular, we’ll explore different stovetop options, such as Goldine’s slimline electric and gas cooktops. 

Initial Considerations

Before diving into your kitchen renovation, you should think about key factors. Some important considerations include the size of your budget, your cooking habits, and the type of appliances you need. 

You should also consider how many people use your kitchen and the amount of space you’ll need. Lastly, you should think about which professionals you may need to call to help you with building and installation. 

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Your Kitchen Layout 

If you want your kitchen to function well, the right layout is essential. Though a kitchen layout ultimately comes down to personal preference, there are some industry standards. 

You should aim for a triangular layout of the sink, cooktop, and fridge. Forming a functional triangle with these three elements will make cooking easier. 

You should also take into account the amount of space you have for a cooktop. Make sure that you have enough space to match the cutout size of the cooktop you order. You don’t want your kitchen to feel too cramped and cluttered. 

The four main layouts are a gallery, u-shaped, single wall, or L-shaped kitchen. Those options can be a good starting point if you’re unsure about your design. 

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Kitchen Appliances

Once you’ve decided on a layout for your kitchen, you can start to create a list of appliances. You want to make sure you choose devices that are durable and effective.

Slimline Cooktops  

If you choose to go for a separate oven and cooktop, you’ll need to decide on the type of cooktop you want. Slimline cooktops are an excellent choice for those with more narrow spaces. 

If you don’t have that much countertop space, a four-burner cooktop might be best. However, if you have a larger area, a five-burner cooktop can provide great versatility. 

Once you decide on the size, you’ll need to choose the type: gas or electric. Both kinds of stovetops have their advantages and disadvantages, which we’ll cover briefly. 

Gas Stovetops 


  • The heat can be lowered or raised instantly. 
  • Visual feedback is provided from the open flame. 
  • You can customise the metal type and amount of burners. 
  • Goldine’s includes a specialty wok burner for stir-fries. 


  • You need a gas line equipped with your kitchen. 
  • Cast iron trivets can be tricky to clean. 

Electric Stovetops 


  • The stylish aesthetic blends in with the kitchen. 
  • It’s easy to clean the continuous piece of glass. 
  • Safety controls show the residual heat. 


  • Slower to heat up and respond to temperature changes. 
  • Require more careful maintenance to avoid damaging the glass. 

Overall, a kitchen renovation would not be complete without new cooktops. Goldline’s slimline cooktops are perfect for when space is limited, but high-quality cooking is still needed.

Feel free to browse Goldline’s cooktops today, and find one in your local Harvey Norman or Good Guys store. 


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