No longer is a kitchen just a place for food preparation, kitchens are now used as a cosy multi-functional space, a place where we entertain our friends, children do their homework and the whole family socialise. Creating a stress-free kitchen, which is organised and functional, meets the needs of the family, whilst making it look clutter free and spacious, is essential.
Designing a kitchen can be stressful, it is the most utilised room if our homes and an investment in the value of our homes… we want to get ‘it right’.
What kitchen design is the most functional for your home? No matter what type of property you have, we have got you covered. Here are a few things to consider when starting to think about your new Derbyshire kitchen.
Can we ever have enough? Use every nook and cranny, and your corner storage areas, these areas often sit empty, whilst the other cupboards and drawers are cluttered. There are several corner storage solutions you can choose from and at Kitchens Complete we can suggest the perfect solution for your design, making the most of your kitchen space can be a challenge. As the saying goes, ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. From the storage of spice jars, utensils, knives, appliances, pots and pans, everything needs a home. By having an organised storage solution, you will be encouraged to put everything back in its location after use, resulting in clear countertops, freed up for food preparation. As well as your upper and lower cabinets, think about the use of shelves, hooks and baskets adds additional storage
Great natural light in your kitchen is always nice, with the introduction of roof lights, large bi-fold doors or sliding patio doors you can open up your home to the outside. The addition of undercabinet lights and statement hanging lights will also make your space feel lighter and brighter, as well as giving it the all-important wow factor.
There are so many styles, colours, hardware and appliances to choose from. Consider the style of your home, layout, what appliances you want to include, such as a stand-alone American fridge freezer, and your personal taste – what elements do you want to add to make your Derbyshire kitchen your own?
Shaker kitchen styles – a universal style that suits country cottages, period homes and can add a traditional twist to contemporary properties. With minimal detailing its style is timeless making them a popular choose for homeowners looking to design a kitchen that will last for years to come.
In-frame kitchen styles - When a kitchen cupboard door sits within a frame that is fitted within the kitchen carcass, this is called ‘in-frame’. The structure means that the door is smaller than usual, as it opens within the frame. In-frame doors create an elegant feature, taking inspiration from traditional cabinet construction and offer quality, strength and long-term durability.
Modern kitchen styles – The kitchen is one of the busiest and sometimes most chaotic rooms in the home. A modern kitchen design can act as a calm backdrop to kitchen commotion as the style typically sits in open spaces with clean lines, smooth surfaces and minimalist features. ‘Modern’ encompasses everything sleek and streamlined, perfect for those looking for a simple, but impressive design.
Handleless kitchen styles – Handleless kitchens are an ultra-minimalist style that often includes glossy and smooth cabinets with slab doors that are slightly shorter than the base unit. This allows for space which lets you put your hands behind the door and pull it open and closed or use a push latch for easy opening. Handleless kitchens are a chic, understated addition to any contemporary home, combining basic functionality with sophisticated style and a seamless flow from kitchen cabinets to the space beyond.
Do it your way
The use of your kitchen is personal so customise it to your needs of your family. Our experienced Kitchens Complete designers can transform your Derbyshire kitchen into the heart of your home and will be installed by our trusted team of polite, friendly kitchen fitters and trusted tradespeople. Drop into one of our showrooms located in Willington or Mickleover, Derbyshire, or give a member of our kitchen design team a call on 01283 701 001 or 01332 229 223. You can also email us at email@example.com