We spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It’s a place where we prepare and cook food, gather to discuss the day gone by and it is often the main hub of entertainment. It’s important that your kitchen is designed to meet all of these needs, so making sure that your new kitchen is functional in its design will help you create the perfect space that delivers on performance, as well as style.
Delve in on design
The functionality of your kitchen is mastered during the design process. This is the step you need to spend the most time thinking about as every element needs to work together in order to create a space that caters to all of your needs.
Every detail deserves careful consideration; whether it’s where to install your hob and sink, how many cabinets you will need, how many power outlets you need, how to maximise on lighting, or even how the design flows with the rest of your home. Ironing out all of these considerations will help make the rest of the renovation a lot simpler and stress-free – so don’t rush the process!
Install an island
If space allows, installing an island is the perfect option to create a functional kitchen. Not only can islands create a stunning focal point, but they are extremely versatile. Whether you need added workspace, storage or you’re looking to blend your dining space with your kitchen, an island can offer many functions – making it a worthy investment.
The Island also gives you a social space for entertaining guests. It allows you to prepare drinks and appetisers while you chat around the island – creating an easy and effortless way for everyone to engage in conversation.
Storage is a vital element in making your kitchen as functional as possible. Ensuring that you have ample storage space will allow all your items to have a dedicated place of their own. This will help you know exactly where everything is, while making each item easy to retrieve when you need it.
There’s plenty of different design options available here at Kitchens Complete that will help you create a perfectly functioning kitchen. You can opt for a pantry to store all of your non-perishable foods, a wine fridge or a range of spacious cabinets that can house all of your appliances, glassware and crockery.
Cut the cleaning
No one enjoys cleaning the home, so finding ways to cut down how long you spend cleaning the kitchen will save you lots of time! Think about installing a high-quality worktop, including quartz, granite and composite, so you don’t need to worry about chopping boards or putting hot pans on the surface. Their robust nature also makes them easy to clean and can last for years!
In terms of appliances, make sure to opt for a dishwasher and a self-cleaning oven, so after enjoying a feast, you don’t need to worry about the cleaning up! There are so many different innovations that you can install in your new kitchen that will reduce your cleaning time – leaving you with more time to relax in your new bespoke kitchen!
Bespoke kitchens in Derby from Kitchens Complete
These are just a few of the top tips for creating a functional kitchen you should consider when designing your new kitchen. So, if you’re looking for a neat and tidy kitchen, these tips will help you create a kitchen that is not only stylish, but functional too.
When you’re thinking about a new kitchen, we’re always happy to chat through ideas and options with you. Our team are also there to support you through every step of the project, from initial design all the way through to the final installation. This means that your dream bespoke kitchen will not only wow guests, but will deliver on functionality and quality – maximising on storage, workspace and delivering a kitchen that will look like new for years to come.
If any of these design tips sound like something you would like to incorporate into your new bespoke Derbyshire kitchen, come and see some of these ideas at our showroom in Mickleover, book a free design consultation today or call us on 01332 229223.