When you are designing your kitchen, or looking for some advice on designing a new kitchen, there are a few key areas that you should be thinking about so you can hopefully incorporate them into your own kitchen. Here are some of these key points:
Kitchen Design Practical Thoughts
What sort of food are you looking to produce in your kitchen? If you are single and very much on the go most of the time you may not need a great deal of prepping area or kitchen appliances, if you have a large family you will definitely want a large prepping area along with plenty of communal space to eat, drink and talk in. Or you may be someone who likes fresh, local organic produce which again will need plenty of prepping space and you may want an area in your kitchen where you can grow your own produce (indoor kitchen gardens are certainly becoming very popular).
If you do want a large social space in your kitchen you need to think how this is going to be incorporated into the design. Some people like to merge the kitchen into the overall living area of the house so there is a seamless transition between the rooms. There is no doubt that a well designed kitchen with lots of relaxing communal space can be good for the soul.
If you do a lot of cooking and there is a lot of waste you may want to think about how it will be best to process this waste in your kitchen.
Air quality may be another area you want to focus on if you are very sensitive to this and want the best possible environment for you and your family.
Clutter can be the enemy of a kitchen and can really bring the ambience of the room down, so think about having plenty of spaces to place appliances and leads etc out of sight. Don`t have a lot of appliances and pots, pans and plates that you are never going to use, keep things sparse and attractive to the eye and keep the feelgood factor of your kitchen for longer.
Although bright colors can be eye catching at first, the effect can soon wear off and you can find the brightness irritating before long. If you choose soothing pastel colours you will feel more relaxed and comfortable in your kitchen.
We hope this article has given you some food for thought. If you want to have a talk about your own kitchen and what you would like to change in there please give us a call for a no obligation chat on 028 3884 9933.