The importance of a well-designed kitchen
When considering to renovate, update, or install a new kitchen functionality and layout is the most important. Below are some tips to consider that will help to get the most out of your new kitchen.
Here is an example of a renovated kitchen for a quick sell solution that proved to be impractical and not functional.
This example shows an aesthetically pleasing kitchen but very poor design and understanding on how the space is used.
- Basin in the middle of bench takes up the whole bench not allowing room to prepare for cooking / baking.
- Lack of storage in cabinetry, no room for big household items, toaster, juicer, blender etc.
- Impractical and unreachable cupboards.
- The distance between fridge preparation bench and cook-top or oven.
- Confined space between fridge and bench, difficult to move around if more than 1 person in the space.
- No pantry
- No bench seating
- Power point locations.
- Bending every time oven and microwave is used.
- Setting benches at the right functional height.
- When choosing the colour scheme of your new kitchen, understanding what style of cooking and the types of foods being cooked may impact what colour choice to be used for your splash back and bench tops. For example when cooking with oils tiled splash back isn’t desirable because the oil can cause discolouration in the grout lines makes it hard to keep clean and maintain.
A fine example of how a few small considerations beforehand in the planning stage, can make all the difference in your kitchen design.
Kitchen design now connects to rest of the house creating a flow and unity between other spaces.
Two toned coloured kitchen subtly introduces colour to the space and break up the design whilst giving the space a fresh modern look.
Full length window to create more natural lighting and bring the outside view into the space.
Opening up the existing wall in the kitchen to allow room for pantry.
Oven and microwave relocated and positioned at waist height to avoid unnecessary bending.
Placement of the sink on the far right hand side of the bench maximises bench space and allows room for bar stool seating for those quick breakfasts on the run and entertaining while cooking.
Bulkhead used to seal the overhead cupboards, to avoid collections of dust and wasted space.
Soft close options for all cupboards and drawers.
Here we now have a functional kitchen that is not only practical but beautifully designed for the client and how they will live and work in the space. Another happy satisfied customer of Inspired Spaces.
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