A lot of home activities — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, socialising — take place in the kitchen. That’s why it needs to be both beautiful and functional. Regardless of your kitchen design style, organisation and layout are essential.
Don’t forget your workflow – When planning your remodel, remember your kitchen’s busiest areas: the sink, cooker, and fridge. Make sure these areas and appliances are in an efficient location that is relevant to one another. Many designers refer to this as the kitchen “work triangle,” as the relation of these to one another typically resembles a triangle.
Wasting storage space – Kitchens typically contain lots of stuff, not only that but items are often concealed behind kitchen cabinets and require lots of space, such as food processors or juicers. Built-in’s are expensive and the overall size of the area may be limited, one big mistake is not included enough storage space, but this can be minimised with adequate planning and forethought.
Giving Up Work Space – Work space is one of the most important elements of your kitchen so don’t settle for less. Extend your work top space by using additional shelving supports or hangers to remove items up and off your work surfaces allowing you more space.
Poor Lighting – The kitchen is one room where you can’t afford to have poor lighting. It’s not only a matter of design and atmosphere, but also safety when it comes to handling sharp knives and other kitchen tools. Plus, the more light you have in the room, the better you can show off your design elements.
Poor Ventilation – The best kitchen design fades in the presence of noxious odours. If you’ve ever walked into someone’s home and smelled last night’s fish lingering in the air, you’ll understand the importance of good ventilation. Inexpensive range hoods simply circulate dirty, stale air, while a good ventilation system will improve the quality of your indoor air and also help keep your kitchen cleaner. It also helps to extend the life of your appliances.
Going It Alone – Even if you’re the DIY type, make sure you consult a kitchen design expert or installer before starting your project. A professional will be able to help fine-tune your remodel plan, offer tips and advice and recommend ideas you probably hadn’t already considered.
Stick To A Budget – Creating a budget is an essential part of a kitchen installation. Decide what features of your kitchen are the most important and allocate your finances accordingly. Keep in mind that kitchen cabinets usually take up about one-third of the typical installation budget.
Like most people you likely spend most parts of your day in the kitchen whether it’s to cook for you or your family, have a meal with friends or even enjoy a glass of wine after dinner. Your kitchen needs to fill each of its roles with efficiency and style, allowing you to enjoy its surroundings whatever the purpose of your visit. If you are looking for a unique luxurious kitchen to be fit, we are able to offer the highest standard of craftsmanship.
Entire Houze boasts some of the best kitchen fitters in the business. We know how to match a kitchen to the unique character of each home so that it both suits the way your work and complements your sense of style. Our kitchen fitters will take the necessary time to discuss your particular kitchen needs, put together a custom-made plan and design and install the kitchen just as you had imagined it. But don’t take our word for it – take a look at some stunning examples of our work and see for yourself. Get in touch to discuss your kitchen installation requirements and for a free quote, call us today.