How to Design a Kitchen to Suit You
The Kitchen is often referred to as “the Heart of the Home”. Not only is the kitchen a very practical and essential space for meal preparations, nowadays it is also a multifunctional and centrally located area that families and friends enjoy spending time in. Planning and designing a kitchen to suit will ensure that you will enjoy your new home to its fullest, and create the best memories for many years to come.
Here are some key considerations when it comes to designing a kitchen to suit:
Depending on your floorplan, consider a layout that flows well with the adjacent areas starting with the dining and living rooms. Several types of layouts may suit including the L-shaped, U-shaped, Open plan, Galley, or Island kitchens. You may also consider how you like to prepare and cook meals to optimise efficiency and convenience.
STORAGE AND PANTRY
Walk-in pantries and modern storage designs mean you can now organise and fit everything you can think of within your kitchen! Styles can vary from traditional timber, to the more modern types of cabinetry with high gloss or glass display which comes in all different colours to match the theme of your home. You can be as detailed as you wish, right down to the handles and knobs!
APPLIANCES, SINK AND TAPS
Don’t forget you can also choose your preferred appliances, sink and tapware for your kitchen, based on your needs and cooking style. Do you need a large sink? How about a self-cleaning oven? The choices are endless so explore and identify what would make your life in the kitchen a breeze with the help of these items.
With heavy foot traffic and frequent chances of mess and spills, the kitchen floor must be hard-wearing and easy to clean. Common flooring choices include tiles, stone, vinyl and concrete. Again, many styles and colours are available to suit and add character to your home.
Gone are the days of the dull florescent lights in the kitchen. Nowadays, lighting is a key consideration as it can affect the overall ambience of the area. LED lights under benches, within ceiling frames, or around edges are not only stylish but are also energy efficient. Consider the placement of windows for natural sunlight or whether rooflights might suit the orientation of your section. Keep in mind that ample lighting in kitchens is necessary for safety and hygiene purposes as well.
Have fun designing and customising your kitchen! Research and look at magazines, websites and social media for ideas, collect images so that you can envision what your kitchen will look like as you plan the build of your home.
Hallmark Homes’ team of experts and designers can help you create the perfect kitchen. Why not visit our award-winning showhome Lochy for inspiration and chat with our friendly team to get started today!
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