Renovating your kitchen is a big project and takes commitment and time to create the room you want. Before building or discussing the look of the room, the first step is to consider the kitchen layout. Below are just a few tips to help you with this first crucial step.
No one likes a crowded kitchen. But if you are renovating a room rather than building from the ground up, it is difficult to add more space than what is there. Instead, the best thing to do is maximise the use of the space and design it in a way that makes it appear more spacious. One of the best ways to do this is with hidden storage and multiuse items. Get tables with drawers and create areas that can be used both for meal preparation and as a breakfast bar. Add mirrors and use soft colours to make the room appear larger.
As the room where you prepare and often eat food, the kitchen needs to be appropriately lit at all times. But this doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice aesthetics. As one of the busiest rooms in the home, sufficient lighting means lots of bright, far reaching lighting options. Downlights and spotlights are ideal for meal preparation, mixed with ambient lighting to illuminate the entire room while creating a warm and inviting space.
High quality appliances mean less upkeep and less maintenance. Although the initial costs may be high, it will mean a lower chance of breakdowns or wear, saving you time and money in the long run. Some fundamental fixtures include ovens and microwaves, stovetops, sinks, taps and dishwashers. Other extras that will make cooking a little easier include air extractors and rangehoods. It is important you discuss your individual needs with an expert to see what your kitchen requires.
For more advice or help on kitchen designs, talk to the kitchen renovation experts at Kitchen Connection. Call 1800 660 691 or fill in an enquiry form to get in touch.