A kitchen is considered to be the heart of a house. It is where you nurture the bodies of your family members. Kitchen has a very important function in the house and should be efficient and comfortable. I have stacked a few important tips that you must keep in mind while you design your new kitchen or redesign an old one.
The first thing that should be taken into account while designing the kitchen is the space. You might have an ideal kitchen design idea in your mind, but, the space may not be compatible with the idea. So, consider the amount of space you have before you design your kitchen. Use whatever space is available to its maximum potential and design it accordingly.
Various families have different needs from kitchen. So, before planning out the design, keep in mind your kitchen needs. Chalk out a list of the basic needs of storage, sink, appliances, cabinets,etc. before you build a plan. You may select a design which will satisfy most of your needs, if not all of them.
Many people prefer the informal and traditional eat-in kitchens. Choose a design that will give you an eat-in kitchen- be it a counter dining or a small traditional form of eat-in kitchen.
A kitchen should be styled in a way to reflect your tastes. If you choose a design just because it is in style now, a few years later it might loose the charm and your kitchen will seem distasteful. So, choose a style that you have a taste for.
Limit your use of stainless steel in the kitchen, except for kitchen sinks or appliances. Stainless steel has a cold and surgical look and it is not at all appealing to look at. Instead, use different kinds of woods, pocelain, etc to make the kitchen look elegant and classy.
Do not choose colors which are too much flashy. Though it may be a good idea to add a splash of color so that the place looks bright, it is not cool to overdo it using too many bold colors. Choose a color that is subtle and traditional. Select the colors that are soothing to the eye.
Ensure that your kitchen does not look boring. Not using bold colors does not necessarily mean painting everything white. Consult an interior designer and let him guide you on the colors you may use on walls or as counter tops. Make sure your kitchen has a new and fresh feel. The money you spend would seem wasted if it does not give you a good-looking kitchen.
Hire a professional and let him guide you on the layout of your kitchen. There are a few basics that are need to be followed when designing a kitchen. Like, stove, sink and the refrigerator are always kept close to each other so that cooking and cleaning is smooth. The dishwasher is also placed within an arm's reach from the sink. Make sure you give yourself enough of counter space as it is not only used for cooking alone, but also for using the appliances. Make sure your appliances have their own places in your kitchen. Do not forget the importance of ventilation. So, see to it that your kitchen has good ventilation.
Keeping in mind these very simple pointers will give you a kitchen that is not only good to look at, but also, comfortable enough to use.