The kitchen is one of the most important spaces in any home – and more so for a person who fancies themselves a home chef. Most kitchens are designed to showcase a fine balance between aesthetics and functionality, but if you well and truly want to honor your kitchens functional capacity to the fullest, then it is better to focus on the pragmatic aspect rather than the facade. It is hard to follow through with both when at the core of its design, this space was meant to be utilized in its functional capacity.
The contemporary kitchen however, is a masterful amalgamation of both these concepts. Many professional kitchen designers manage to combine the full scale of both these design genres in a single spatial unit. Below, we will be looking at some innovative kitchen designs that any home chef would fall in love with.
- With a focus on appliances
The kitchen in the image uses the functional parts of the kitchen artfully within the aesthetics of the space. Each and every appliance serves two purposes, the more important of which is following through with the pragmatic aspect of the kitchen design. The aesthetics take a backseat to the overall function-bound design of the space but the wooden laminates with the sleek cream colored backsplash certainly makes for an eye-catching combination.
- The showman’s dream
The half-open kitchen in the image below is a showman chef’s dream come true. With epically accurate proportions framed by a High Style interior design, this kitchen is the epitome of sleek and sophisticated with just the right amount of aesthetics to frame the functionality of the space. the warm and cool tones balance out the ambiance while the sleek, swanky appliances and accessories bring out the best of the functional aspects of its design.
- For the kitschy heart
The parallel framed layout of the kitchen below is the epitome of small style functional bliss. That doesn’t mean that the aesthetics are any far behind. The patterned underlay and backsplash are a good way to create a cohesive design that helps glue the two juxtaposing aspects of function vs. looks in a wholesome way.
- The artsy one
If you’re looking for a design that speaks to the artist inside you, then this kitchen is the ‘one.’ Featuring a compact layout that is dressed up in a coltish design, this kitchen would be a fun place to entertain both family and friends. Its functional aspect is adequately balanced out by the funkiness of the other half of its aesthetic.
- The single aisle formation
The kitchen in the image below is an unconventional one. It relegates one major functional aspect – of overhead cabinets and appliances – to the peripheral side while maintaining the under-cabinets and sink to the other. This discrepancy is design is atypical, but the aesthetics and narrowness of the space definitely make it work.