Thinking of furnishing a new kitchen or renovating an existing one?
Let us advise you on what to look for when decorating, which concept will best suit your needs, and which design to choose to make your time in the kitchen as enjoyable as possible!
Ask yourself the following questions before you start thinking about your future kitchen:
– Who will spend the most time in the kitchen?
– How often do you cook?
– Do you like to entertain?
– What appliances do you use the most?
At the same time, think about what purposes (besides food preparation) the kitchen will be used. Will it be a purely functional kitchen that is only used for cooking, a kitchen connected to the dining room for entertaining, or even an open plan kitchen connected to the living room? All three will have to be thought of in different ways.
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Adapt the size of your kitchen to whoever spends more time in the kitchen preparing food. Did you know that the kitchen cabinet must be at a height that suits the needs of the main ‘cook’ or ‘chef’? Trust us, it’s worth thinking about. How is the optimal counter height determined? Just stand near the counter and place your forearms on it. It should be at a 45 ° angle to the line.
In addition to the height of the kitchen cabinet, consider its depth and width. All measurements should correspond not only to the space of the room but also to the storage space needs. If you like cooking and baking, you will use a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances that need to find their own space. In addition, a family of several people has to take into account that their utensils will take up more space than in a kitchen designed for a single person or a couple.
Design and execution of kitchens
The look of the kitchen should first of all correspond to the color and material of the flooring and other furniture in the room. A very common color for kitchen cabinets is neutral white, which can be combined with just about anything. When planning your kitchen, you will also have to choose the finish of the cabinets – matte materials that resist fingerprints are good for easy maintenance.
So think about where you will put your appliances. Do you want them to be integrated or independent? Everyone has a kettle, but you can also install a boiling water tap – ultimate luxury and space saving! Do you often use a microwave? Consider purchasing a combi oven. ‘Add-on’ appliances like food processors or coffee machines should always fit in with your chosen aesthetic, but never sacrifice practicality for style, and remember to think about where they will go in the space before you buy.
Another consideration when planning your kitchen is the functionality of your kitchen cabinets. Some people are more comfortable with pull-out drawers, others with cabinets and shelves. For smaller spaces, systems with hinges, sliding doors, or roller shutters are best. In short, there are many options, so do not hesitate to combine them to make your kitchen the perfect space!
If you are unsure about your kitchen design or just can’t imagine how it would fit into the overall interior of your home, don’t hesitate to invest in a consultation with an interior designer. Not only will they offer you invaluable professional advice on the overall design of your kitchen, but if you wish, they can provide you with a 3D mockup that will make it easy to see the final look.