A kitchen is so much more than just a place to cook and eat; it is the hub of the home. The kitchen is the most important room in the house; it is where all the fun happens. From hosting dinner parties to eating a family breakfast on a Sunday morning, the kitchen is the center of the household.
Whether you have just moved in, fancy giving your kitchen a revamp or just want to modernize the space, make sure to take note of how you use your kitchen. There is no point designing an ultra modern kitchen that isn’t practical, so make sure to take your needs into account.
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Plan in advance
If you are redesigning the layout of your kitchen, consider what functions you need it to have.
Whether your kitchen space is large or just a small area, make sure to place the fridge, cooker and sink in close proximity to each other.
Allow for storage space
One of the worst mistakes you can make when designing your kitchen is failing to plan enough storage space.
Make sure that you leverage every piece of available space. Instead of having cupboards that end an inch from the ceiling, have cupboards that finish at the ceiling. Not only will this stop the top of your cupboards gathering dust, it will also give you larger storage spaces.
Ensure that you plan enough storage space for kitchen equipment and appliances. Don’t forget that you may need under-counter space for your washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
Choose appliances that fit
When choosing new appliances, ensure that you get their measurements so that you can make sure enough space is left for them. Don’t make the mistake of not having the correct electric points or plumbing points in place for your appliances.
When choosing your new appliances, try to order them all from the same website. As well as saving you money on delivery costs, this should also mean that all your purchases arrive on one day. Before buying your equipment from internet sites, like www.cameokitchens.co.uk, make sure you know exactly what you need.
Choose long lasting work tops
When designating how much worktop space your kitchen will have, remember that you can never have too much space. Try to choose a material for your worktops that is long lasting, easy to maintain and is scratch resistant.
Whilst wood looks great, it can discolor easily. So it is best to choose a worktop surfaces that you know won’t change colour or scratch as easily, such as marble.
Plan for the bins
Having bins on show in your kitchen isn’t nice to see, so ensure you make hidden storage spaces for your bins. If possible, have an area of under counter space where your refuse containers can be stored. This will make your kitchen look neater and tidier.
Choose your flooring carefully
Try to choose a low maintenance type of flooring, which is also strong and sturdy and won’t crack if a plate is dropped onto it.
Consider whether you should invest in a non-slip surface or whether you should invest in under-floor heating. It is important to consider yours and your families’ needs when making decisions about the design