The kitchen is such an important part of the overall design of your home. You will probably spend a substantial amount of time in it, and it will add a lot of value to the resell value of your home when that time comes. A kitchen means that it is practical. It’s important to still think about the aesthetics, but keep functionality high on your importance list! Here are some things to keep in mind when designing your kitchen.

 

Island

 

An island in a kitchen has many benefits. Firstly, it gives you additional room to prepare your food. Secondly, it gives a more open environment so if you are entertaining, you are not closed off from your guests. Lastly, it’s great to place stools at the island for activities like eating breakfast or if the kids are doing homework.

 

Placement

 

One of the simplest designs you should be sure to include is to have the dishwater next to the sink. This will avoid dripping food and grease on the floor. When you rinse off any excess food, it can go straight into the dishwasher. Another placement to keep in mind is your trash can. If you are simply using it for food scraps, make sure that it so located close to where you cut up food. If it is used for rubbish around your home, place it so that it is easily accessible to the rest of your home.

 

Sockets

 

It’s popular to have a clean and tidy countertop. Because of this, you will typically put appliances away after using them. Be sure to plan for electric sockets to be installed inside of your cupboards. This will allow you to easily plug them in. If you are a family that has many appliances, make sure to install a double socket (or more!)

 

Lighting

 

You are using knives and everything in between in the kitchen. You want to ensure that you have excellent lighting so that no accidents occur. There are so many options to choose from! Some of them include ceiling lighting, under-cabinet lighting, and pendant lighting. Think of where you are going to need light at all hours of the day. Choose lighting to shine directly on your cooking zones.

 

Counter Space

 

When you are designing your entire kitchen, it’s important to leave enough room between your floor and worktop. This will allow you to open drawers and cupboards. This will also let you walk around comfortably without feeling like you are bumping into things.

 

Here you have 5 important elements to keep in mind when designing your kitchen. Our experts have years of experience working with clients to help them design their dream kitchen. For more tips, contact us today!

 

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