A Short Guide to Build Your Dream Kitchen
Where do you spend most of your time: in bed or in front of the fridge? That’s a tough question, isn’t it?! In case it’s the latter, we completely understand why it’s highly important that you get the dream kitchen you deserve. Whether you’ve just bought a house and are starting from scratch or simply remodelling your old kitchen that you love, designing such an important room is no child’s play.
The work triangle sink-fridge stove is obviously the first thing you should get right, but we won’t focus on that as there are some interior aspects that we’d like to pay attention to. Here’s our guide on where to begin when your dream kitchen is waiting to be built.
The kitchen is probably where we keep the most stuff – all kinds of electronic appliances, utensils, maybe a little trash bin, and not to mention lots and lots of food. That’s why planning out your storage places is vital for the success of your kitchen. Consult with a professional about the weight, depth and height of all the drawers and shelves that you need to be installed so that there are no surprises when the time comes to put all your kitchen things where they rightfully belong.
If you’re a hoarder, you should definitely think about how best to maximise your space. For instance, you can add a pantry or a kitchen island. Regardless of your interior design style, always go for practical solutions, as the kitchen is simply not the place for compromising efficiency.
Lightning Should Not Be Overlooked
The kitchen is the place where you cook, or so they say. That’s why it’s super important to get the lighting just right – not too bright so that it interferes with your living room situation (provided that these two rooms are joint), but not too dark so that you can’t tell an apple from a pear.
Recessed lighting, for example, is a great alternative to general kitchen lighting due to the number of lighting options: directional, dimming and decorative. In case you have the luxury of a kitchen island, opt for pendant lightning. For purely aesthetic reasons, you can always experiment with accent lighting around tables or serving areas. Just because it’s the room where you keep your pans and pots doesn’t mean it should be dull.
Choosing the right materials is actually based on how you use your kitchen. For avid chefs who spend much of their free time creating their next culinary wonder, granite offers a stable and nearly unbreakable work surface.
Marble or soapstone are truly beautiful materials, but they are highly impractical if you constantly use the kitchen. Simply leaving a tea bag on a marble surface can create permanent damage like chipping and staining.
On the other hand, quartz is easy to clean and doesn’t stain. It’s a great combination of being practical with your kitchen planning and adding a sense of style to the room.
Careful planning, research and the right team of professionals are the top requirements for building your dream kitchen, but if you can envision it, you can make it happen.