Kitchens are often one of the most frequently used and well-loved rooms in a home so it is important that your kitchen is designed with your needs and comfort in mind.
Starting with a floor plan is a good idea so that you can plan how to use your space. It is advisable to hire a professional to help you draw designs and experiment with different layouts.
Your kitchen design should be convenient and functional; ensure you have plenty of kitchen worktop space alongside your oven (for food preparation) and sink (plates and crockery will inevitably build up here). In addition, try to keep the fridge, sink and oven within easy distance of each other for efficient movement.
Make sure you have enough kitchen storage!
Storage is another key aspect of kitchen design. Kitchen cabinets are one of the most prominent features in every kitchen. They are available in many different styles and sizes and can be fitted both overhead and along the ground. Installing a mixture of small and large cabinets will enable you to store your pots, pans and smaller appliances leaving your kitchen clean and clutter-free. Choose kitchen doors and cabinets that complement your overall theme and pick materials that are durable and easy to clean.
If space permits, another great kitchen idea is to add a table or breakfast bar. This is great for informal dining and, as well as providing a place for socialising, it also serves as extra worktop space.
The most fun part of kitchen design is, arguably, choosing the style. Whether you go for a modern kitchen or traditional look, there are a plethora of designs and kitchen ideas, from farmhouse warmth to city chic, available to suit your tastes and individual style. Effective lighting under raised cabinets will create an ambient atmosphere and is practical for cooking.