As you may have already known, the kitchen is the most functional space in a home. Therefore, it’s design requires reviewing some special considerations – both design as well as aesthetics wise. It’s important that you take all the small and large things into account while designing this space, which is why here’s a list of top 5 tips you’ll really appreciate during your remodel:
1. Optimize layout for storage
Do you know what’s the one thing that you’ll absolutely regret not having enough of? Storage space in the kitchen! There are so many different things that have to be organized in this space – from spices to utensils to crockery and more. Make sure that you have enough cabinets and they’re reachable enough for you to put in and take out stuff from whenever you need.
2. Select the appliances first
If you’re going for the in-built aesthetic, you have to make sure that you decide on which company appliances you’ll be getting. Only when you know the size and actual dimensions of these appliances can you actually have spaces designed to tuck them in after the remodel. Image the carpentry nightmare you’ll have to suffer if you pick an oven or a fridge that’s either too large or too small!
3. Specialized hardware
It’s important to invest in the best kitchen hardware. For example, if your kitchen is small, you’ll need to optimize the cabinet corners with something that lets you easily access these spaces. You can also opt for drawer hardware or sleekly engineered lift-up systems to reach the top cabinets with ease!
One thing that you must always remember in your kitchen design: never compromise usability for the sake of visuals. If you think something aesthetic-oriented is going to hamper the functional aspects later on, then it’s better that you avoid that design faux pas to begin with. It’s not worth prettying things up just for them to get in the way later.
5. Light flow and transparency
Lighting – especially natural lighting – is an important aspect of kitchen designing. Our advice is to design the most functional area nearest to the window. If you can’t to that, it’s best to work with transparency so that light from the rest of the home can leak into your functional kitchen areas.