Signing off on your dream kitchen can feel like a weight off your shoulder and getting there can be quite the challenge! It can be quite tough to decide on every element in the process, so here are 5 key elements you shouldn’t overlook when making the final decision on the perfect kitchen for you.
There is never such a thing as too much counter space! You’ll need to consider where you can prep food and where dirty dishes can go if the sink is full. There is also the consideration of appliances that aren’t or won’t be integrated, such as kettles and toasters and if you’re including any bar stools, a small but designated eating space.
We’d recommend looking at the space you currently have as a starting point, is it enough or do you always find yourself hoping for more? Use this to decide what you’d like to include in your new kitchen.
Where possible, it is ideal to have integrated products directly into your fitted kitchen, saving you the time and effort of trying to find the perfect spot to add your fridge/freezer after the fact. It’s also a great way to create a seamless and clutter-free space. It can also result in an empty socket, which can be used for something else instead.
No matter the size of your family, kitchen storage is a must, especially if this is the only place you’ll have to store all your food items. From spice jars and dry pasta to condiments and cutlery make sure when you’re planning you consider where these will be stored and how much space you’ll require. You might consider large, pull out cupboards for bulkier items and smaller cabinets for others.
Artificial & Natural Lighting
Kitchens and food prep spaces always need ample bright lighting to make the space both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Keep as much natural light to flood the space during the day, however, for the evenings or even early mornings, consider what you would need. Sensor or switch cabinet lighting is a great way to illuminate the kitchen space. If your kitchen includes a dining space, then here, use lighting more similar to a living space for a softer ambient feel.
Although this isn’t something you can physically add as a design element, it is always important to consider the practicality and functionality of your dream kitchen. So, if you’re a household with young children, consider using materials that are forgiving, durable and in the worst-case scenario relatively easy to replace/repair.
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