Are you looking to create the perfect kitchen for you and your family? We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so it’s important that your space works for you and your family’s needs. When designing your new space, there are a lot of things to consider that will help create a kitchen that not only delivers on style and aesthetic, but excels on performance too. Here are just some of our tips on how to make the kitchen the heart of the home.
Make space for everyone
If your current kitchen area isn’t fulfilling your lifestyle or isn’t big enough to support your needs, consider removing an existing internal wall to open everything up or extend your property, increasing the amount of square footage you have to play with. This will give you endless opportunities in terms of the overall design options you’ll have that weren’t possible with your old layout.
With the added space, you’ll have free rein when it comes to configuration and storage. Why not incorporate a pantry to keep non-perishable foods in one place, a wine fridge to keep beverages cool, or a kitchen island to deliver added workspace and an added seating area. Although, if you’re a big family, you might just be looking for more space generally, so you can enjoy spending time together without constantly stepping on each other’s toes!
Prioritise efficient design
It can be easy to let your mind run wild with design ideas, but they don’t always fit the space you’re working with. In order for your kitchen to be considered the heart of the home, its design needs to optimise efficiency. Having a clear vision of how the kitchen should be laid out will make things so much easier when you are eventually using the space.
If you’re a cooking connoisseur for example, it’s important that there is no waste of movement in the kitchen. You should carefully consider the placement of your stove, as when it’s placed near the fridge, it is within easy reach to collect ingredients, while installing a deep cupboard for your pots and pans close by will make it easier to retrieve them whenever you need one. Alternatively, if you’ve got a full house, consider installing a kitchen island or a breakfast bar, so you can enjoy spending quality time with family in the morning and evening, even while you cook.
Keep it clean
A tidy space not only helps cleanse the mind, but it’s proven to help people feel calmer and more productive too! To keep your kitchen looking it’s best and encourage the whole family to use the space, efficient storage options should be considered to ensure the kitchen stays neat and tidy, and worktops remain as clear as possible.
Make sure to utilise every inch of your space, whether it’s by installing a floor to ceiling pantry or a pull out organiser in corner cupboards. Tiered shelf organisers are also a great way to maximise the space in your cupboards, while also helping you clearly see everything you have which can help reduce waste and over buying!
Don’t forget the furnishings!
The kitchen cannot be the heart of your home if you don’t inject some of the little quirks you love that truly make the space your own. Aside from the design of your new kitchen, it’s important to add in thoughtful accessories that will create an inviting, homely and familiar space. Add a bit of colour into your kitchen with the addition of blinds to frame the windows; opt for small appliances that suit the existing aesthetic of your space, but that still add their own bit of character; and make sure to add some plants to add another bit of texture to the space!
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These are just a few of our tips we’d recommend when designing your new kitchen to make it the heart of the home. So, if you’re looking to transform your space, these tips will help you create a kitchen that is not only the epitome of your style, but is functional too.
Contact us at Kitchens Complete to discuss how we can help you bring your dream kitchen to life. We will be 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 storage tips sound like something you would like to include in your new bespoke Derbyshire kitchen, make sure to visit our showroom in Mickleover, book a free design consultation today or call us on 01332 229223.