A quality kitchen for quality moments – a place where everything and everyone comes together.
It’s safe to say that most people spend a lot of time in the kitchen – whether it be to prepare meals or enjoy the company of family and friends. With the kitchen often being referred to as the “heart of the home”, it is easy to see why designing it is often made into a big deal. You want to make sure that your kitchen is a functional space, where you can not only cook but enjoy the company of those around you as well.
There is no set recipe for how your kitchen should work or look. A dream kitchen is as a unique as you. But, no matter how beautiful it is, having the perfect kitchen should make cooking and being together more joyful.
When designing a kitchen, it is important to think and plan ahead, in order to avoid any obstacles in the long run. Focus on things like space, storage, lighting, safety, and flooring. For example, think about your appliances and kitchenware, and how much room you’ll think you’ll need for them. By addressing all these issues in your design process, you won’t have to worry about dealing with them later on.
Keep in mind that despite your best efforts, there will always a chance of running into other problems, such as plumbing and electrical. Knowing this, it is best to keep some room in your budget for flexibility.
It’s important to think about how your kitchen usually functions. Do you live alone, or with a spouse? Do you usually host large parties? All of these factors play a role in how your kitchen will be designed.
We can all agree that the kitchen can get incredibly crowded at times. This especially applies to those who enjoy hosting and are always cooking for a large amount of people. This is when an island will come in handy. An island will not only give you more storage space but it will also give you a lot more counter space. This will allow you to move around more comfortably, even with more people in the kitchen.
Another important aspect of the design process is choosing a colour. White, grey, blue, red, yellow and green are most commonly used as kitchen colours. Red is known to stimulate appetite and white can often energize a room. By having white walls, the choices of things like your backsplash and countertops can be more versatile. Colours like grey and blue are more neutral, creating a more clean and crisp look while green and yellow are more striking and are believed to brighten a room.
All in all, when designing a kitchen, create one that is right for you. Focus on colours that speak to you, storage space that suits you, and enough room to fit your lifestyle.