The kitchen is more than a practical space to prepare your meals, often, it is called the “Heart of a Home” and arguably one of the most important areas of your home.
Whether you are looking at building your home or home renovation, how a Kitchen is designed can affect the overall resale value and enjoyment of your home. Think of how much time we spend in the kitchen – it is where family and friends congregate, spend time together, and a place to cook and share meals. Since it’s also centrally located and visible, it should be an area of high priority and customised to suit your needs.
When it comes to designing your kitchen, here are several key points to keep in mind:
SHAPE AND LAYOUT
Firstly, consider what the layout should be for your kitchen. This will also depend on the surrounding areas of the home. Where is your kitchen located and which shape will blend well with the living and dining areas? Popular open plan choices include the Island kitchen, L-shaped, U-shaped, and the galley kitchen.
Due to food preparations and hygiene purposes, the kitchen floor will need to withstand frequent cleaning and be anti-slipping. Durable flooring choices include ceramic tiles, easy clean laminate or vinyl planks, or for a bit of flare and style – stone or polished concrete flooring. With various textures available that are not only hard-wearing but provide good grip, you won’t need to compromise on style!
STYLE AND INSTALLATION
Next, consider the items that are to be installed in your kitchen. This includes appliances, tapware, sinks, benchtops, storage, and cabinets. This is where you can be very creative in terms of your style and add character to complement the theme of your home. From the cabinet doors to the handles, you can customise every detail to your heart’s desire.
LIGHTS AND WINDOWS
Finally, consider the amount of natural light from where windows are located, and what type of lighting would best suit the area. You will need sufficient lighting for safety especially during meal preparations, but that doesn’t mean you need to resort to the good old-fashioned fluorescents. Nowadays there are many contemporary lighting solutions that are not only energy-efficient but are also stylish and can add an extra touch of personality and customisation to the heart of your home.
SmartReno believes your kitchen should enhance your lifestyle and view your kitchen project as a masterpiece, a creation that reflects your ideas and dreams. Our expert team can provide you with a professional complete design and construction service tailored to you, whether it be a new build or a kitchen remodelling project. Why not get in touch today to see how we can custom design your dream kitchen today!
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