The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether you cook a lot or barely even, having a kitchen that is both functional and attractive is crucial. When you think about it, it’s not just a room in which you prepare breakfast or coffee. It’s the place where you spend a big part of your day working, socialising, grabbing a bite or even just relaxing.
And yes, redesigning a kitchen can be time-consuming and stressful, but usually, the problem is because most people focus on appliances, flooring and colour first instead of focusing on the most important thing which is the design, installation and space planning.
Consult Professionals on Design and Installation
Proper space planning is the key element when designing a room or a kitchen in this case. Interior designers make an analysis of the space and come up with the best way it can be used. This is important if you want to get a kitchen that will be functional. Basically, designers draw a plan and mark the way people will be moving through space. After this is established, the additional elements are added to the drawing to finish up the whole plan.
The design has to match the room for which it’s intended and the space must be used smartly to get the most out of it. As the kitchen needs to fit so many elements, most people struggle coming up with the proper layout. If you don’t want to risk taking matters into your own hands, the key is to find the right company and designer that will create a space plan and suggest the kitchen design that will meet your exact wishes and needs.
Once the designer inspects the place and makes an initial plan, you can start talking about the way you want your kitchen to look. You can consult with them if you want an island, a built-in oven, a built-in fridge, twenty shelves or no shelves at all. After a thorough consultation, the designer can make you a sleek modern style kitchen or a kitchen in whichever style you prefer. It’s all up to you – your needs and vision have to be heard and answered. In the end, you are the one that’s going to use the kitchen and you want nothing less than to feel comfortable, relaxed and satisfied with the whole space once it’s done.
Lastly, when it comes to installation it’s important to have someone that will be prepared to do final corrections even after everything is arranged. Make sure to hire a professional team that will listen to your wishes carefully, respect all your ideas and preferences and make adjustments as much as it’s required until you’re satisfied with the final result. This is how you overcome the stress and everything negative related to renovations.
Choosing the Right Appliances to Complete the Kitchen
What is a stylish kitchen without the right appliances, right? Now that we have design and installation out of the way, let’s talk about adding kitchen appliances that will not only add the finishing homey touch but will also be useful for all your upcoming cooking adventures.
The heart of the kitchen! You can get a freestanding conventional oven that can be electric or gas. Both have their advantages and downsides depending on your needs. Freestanding ovens are the most common models and can be easily incorporated into your kitchen space. Now if you want a compact modern kitchen, you can also get a built-in oven that blends in with the other elements in the room.
Refrigerators can be found in many different colours and styles. You can get a vintage fridge if you’re aiming for more of a vintage style kitchen. If you want to achieve that modern vibe, you can pick a fridge with a sleek design, clean lines and a solid colour to match your modern style kitchen. Like ovens, refrigerators can also be built-in to save space and create an effect of a seamless transition. It all depends on what kind of an end result you desire.
You don’t have to be a coffee addict to get a coffee machine. The advantage of having a coffee machine at home is the luxury of being able to drink high-quality, well-prepared coffee like you’re in some high-end restaurant even though you’re just in your own comfortable kitchen. Even if you drink just one coffee a day, why not make it an unforgettable experience? Let me add that design-wise, a coffee machine will add character to the whole kitchen space. Not to mention how the perfect home-brewed coffee can wow your guests like nothing else!
Like the coffee machine, a static mixer can add visual value to the whole kitchen design in addition to being a very useful companion in all of your culinary attempts. You can get a red static mixer for example and make it the focal point of the room. Unlike hand mixers, static mixers are more powerful and easier to use as they don’t require you to operate them manually. This is perfect if you’re baking a lot and want to save your hands from fatigue.
If you’re not a fan of dishwashing (I mean who is, really?) getting a dishwasher is a must. This miracle worker of an appliance will take care of all the dishes, glasses and pans so that you don’t have to waste time doing it. Make sure to inform your kitchen designer that you plan on adding one so that they can incorporate it into the scheme as it can take up quite some space.
Add the Finishing Touch with the Right Accessories
In order to add a lovely finishing touch to the space, try accessorising it. If you don’t have enough natural light, you can add recessed lights and light up the room, at the same time avoiding the boring ceiling lights. Recessed lights are also perfect for accentuating your kitchen cabinets and offering you utmost visibility when whipping out your culinary endeavours.
Next up, you can pick some nice plants to bring nature into the room. You can create your own personalised mini garden with different herbs that you can add to whatever dish you’re preparing. After all, your kitchen deserves a splash of greenery. Plants and herbs are easy to take care of and in addition to providing a lovely colour and scent, they will also purify the air.
Don’t Overlook the Importance of Having Good Flooring
The right flooring will bring the whole room together and also make sure that you feel comfortable when cooking. There’s a wide variety of options to choose from, but currently, vinyl tiles are the most popular kitchen flooring for many good reasons. It’s recommended to choose vinyl tile flooring because it’s easy to clean and maintain while being available in many different colours, textures and style. You can go rustic, country-style or modern and contemporary. Whatever you choose, make sure it fits well with the rest of the design in order to get the best outcome!