Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 02, 2017
Thinking about your dream kitchen is indeed delighting, but when it comes to making it come true, there are a lot of things to think about, there are a lot of things to plan and execute, and there are a lot of things to buy. The endless choices and the kitchen interior designing process itself can be overwhelming, although you will find it exciting. So, before you sunk in excitement and an endless pile of works, here are some basic tips to make your design process far easy with a beautiful result! Check them out:
1) Think Forward
Put the functions you want to achieve when designing a kitchen’s interior. There is no ideal kitchen. No matter your kitchen’s shape, whether it’s a galley, U-shaped, L-shaped, you still can have a fabulous one. Plan for the sink, fridge and places for a hob or cooktop to form a triangle, and leave a space no more than six feet between each part for easy movement.
2) Allow enough storage
Make decent room for storage. Ignoring this is the biggest rookie mistake people do when designing a kitchen’s interior. You can actually use every single nook and corner. Put overhead cabinets right up to the ceiling, rather than leaving a gap on top that pile up dust. You can also use deep drawers to store pots and pans, and provide enough space for appliances to keep them from cluttering the countertops.
3) Put the lighting in front of you
Unlike the other rooms in the house, lighting at the ceiling isn’t suitable for kitchens. You don’t want the light behind you, shadowing the workspace. Put the lights in front of you and consider putting the lightings under the cabinets to light up the countertops.
4) Surfaces are the best thing
Yes, they’re the best thing you can have in a kitchen. There’s no such thing as too much space. Be careful when choosing a surface. Make sure the countertops are easy to work on and be cleaned. If you using tiles, the grout between them is hard to clean and often pile up dirt. Stainless steel will scratch easily. So you can consider using woods, granite, quartz, laminate, concrete or glass.
5) Get rid of old appliances
Start fresh and get rid of any old appliances from the former kitchen. Okay, you want to save money, but old appliances will stick out like a sore thumb in a new environment. You can choose new, cheaper but better appliances. You can save on other items, such as drawer handles or countertops.
6) Think about safety
When designing your kitchen, make it family-friendly and as safe as possible. Make a design achieve good visibility to the backyard and indoor play areas from the cooking area so you can keep an eye of your child when they’re playing. Consider using safety-conscious elements as rounded countertops, slip-resistant flooring, and ovens located at an adult height to keep it out of the kids’ reach.
7) Keep the air fresh
It’s important to have an air clearance system in your kitchen to get rid of cooking odors and smokes. In addition to decent ventilations, buy the air-clearing appliance that is efficient and quiet.
8) Remember the trash
One important thing but often forgotten is planning for garbage and recycling systems. Decide whether you want built-in bins behind a cabinet door or a garbage container beside your counter?
9) Choose the right flooring
When it comes to kitchen interior design, consider to use slip-resistance flooring and make sure that the floor is easy to maintain. Also, put porosity in mind. For example, when you choose stone floors, which are somewhat porous, a periodic resealing may be needed. Hardwood floors are amazing, but they tend to wear out faster by the fridge, stove, and sink than other areas. Natural stones are great-looking and work wonderfully. It looks earthy and very popular as well.