Kitchen Design Tips
When it comes to designing your new kitchen we know you’ll have lots of fantastic ideas of how you would like your kitchen to look. Not just in your head, but pictures from magazines, Pinterest boards and Instagram. It’s tempting to start by looking at those photos that inspire you and dive straight into choosing colourways, cabinet styles and worktop materials. But the best way to tie all your thoughts together is to create a cohesive plan of what you want.
Top 10 Tips For Designing a Kitchen
Ergonomics and the way you use your kitchen is one of the most important considerations when designing a new kitchen. From how far away from the hob you store your pans to how people move through the kitchen. Understanding exactly how you and other people in your house will interact with your kitchen is the key to achieving a great design.
Here’s our top 10 tips for designing a new kitchen.
1. Create a flow between the sink, cooker and fridge and eliminate any unnecessary steps or obstacles.
2. Organise your cupboards so that everything you use regularly is easily at hand. Consider recess storage and open shelving for everyday items.
3. Maximise your storage space with interior organisation systems for drawers and pull outs. Make the most of corner cupboards with swing out or swivel shelves.
4. Don’t forget to create space for recycling bins or consider an under-sink waste system.
5. Find the right height for your appliances. Ovens, microwaves and even washing machines can be built in at the perfect height for you.
6. Choose the optimal work height for counter tops for cooking, baking and food prep.
7. Design living spaces or zones for eating, socialising or even working from home.
8. How much cooking do you do? Would you benefit from duplicate appliances, a double oven, two microwaves, an extra fridge or a food prep island?
9. Consider the through traffic, if your kitchen is regularly used as an entry point to the garden or staircase you might need a clear walkway free of hazardous or obstructions.
10. Create a focal point. You only need one attention grabbing element to create a striking look in any kitchen. Splashbacks, statement sinks, cooker ranges, flooring, rugs, tiles, lighting… the choice is up to you.
It’s not just about how much cooking you do, but how accessible the kitchen is for the rest of the family. Does the fridge need to be accessible for snacks? Are people constantly popping into the kitchen to make hot drinks? Do your kids need a space for after school snacks or homework?
The kitchen has become more than just a place to cook these days with cosy seating areas for relaxing, multipurpose areas for work, dining and socialising. There’s so much to cover we could talk all day about kitchen design tips, but we’ve kept it to our top 10. So, if you’d like to talk in more detail about how to design your perfect kitchen then give us a call on 01405764316.
We’d love to hear from you and help you start turning your kitchen ideas into a plan.