Kitchens are the heart of the home, there’s no doubt about it! But, for such a much-used space, we sometimes forget to put the finer details into the design.
Here are out top tips for nailing the perfect kitchen.
Ever heard of the kitchen work triangle? The first, and most important, thing you need in a good kitchen design is a well-planned layout. Your kitchen should be designed with functionality in mind. This means you need to have the sink, refrigerator, and stove in a triangle, allowing for easy movement between them.
2. Good Lighting
Lighting is essential in a kitchen. You need to have enough light to see what you’re doing, but you don’t want it to be too bright that it’s blinding. A combination of task lighting and ambient lighting is ideal for the kitchen area.
3. High-Quality Appliances
Your kitchen is only as good as the appliances you have in it. High-quality appliances will not only make your life easier,but they’ll also last longer and be more energy efficient. Invest in a good refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher, you’ll thank us later!You can also integrate your appliances for a streamlined and seamless look.
4. Bench Space
Having enough bench space in your kitchen is crucial. Ever tried entertaining and having a few dishes on the go and nowhere to prepare the next one? Nightmare! You need space to prep food, store appliances, and even eat. Make sure your kitchen design includes enough bench space for your needs.
5. Plenty of Storage
A good kitchen design should have plenty of storage space. This means cabinets, drawers, and shelves to keep all of your kitchen essentials organised. If you have space for a butler’s pantry, put all the easy to grab items in there. If not, think of ways to get to those items at the back of the pantry, maybe you could design shallow shelving rather than wasted space at the back of the cupboards for example.
6. Easy-to-clean Surfaces
Nobody wants to spend hours cleaning their kitchen. Make sure your kitchen design includes easy-to-clean surfaces. This means choosing materials that are durable and resistant to stains.
Some other things to consider:
- Ventilation: A good kitchen design should include proper ventilation to keep the air fresh and free from cooking odours. This can be achieved with a range hood or other ventilation system.
- Add a Pull-Out Pantry: If you’re short on space, a pull-out pantry can be agreat solution. These tall, narrow cabinets can fit into a small space and offerplenty ofstorage for dry goods.
- Storage for rubbish disposal: Don’t forget about the rubbish disposal when designing your kitchen (no one wants to see a dirty bin). Make sure you havea designated place for it, whether that’s a pull-out drawer or somewhere tucked away where no one can see it
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