We all know that the kitchen is a vital part of every home and work place. Be it a house, apartment, unit, office, workshop, cafe or restaurant, the kitchen is the ‘hub of the home’ (or workplace) so to speak. When it comes to renovating or choosing a new kitchen, there are so many factors to consider from design, functionality, colour, textures, materials and finishes. In this blog post, we will look at what to consider when choosing your new kitchen.
Apart from providing a space to cook, the function of a kitchen is to create an environment that facilitates a smooth work flow and provides adequate preparation, and storage space. Therefore, choosing a layout that suits your family or workspace it vital. The most common layouts are the galley style kitchen, wall kitchen (common in small spaces), G-shaped, L-shaped, U-shaped or kitchens with an island bench. Your kitchen layout will depend a lot on its location. For example, you might choose a kitchen with an island bench or galley style if your kitchen is open plan. Or perhaps you’ll require an L shape if your Kitchen is positioned in a corner.
Choosing the right cabinetry is so important for both aesthetic value and functionality. There are many trends that come and go and it is so easy to get carried away with what is on trend right now. Consider cleaning and maintenance when choosing your finish, Gloss, semi-gloss and laminate are all popular options. By choosing a neutral colour, if you want to update your kitchen in 5 years’ time you can quite simply replace your tiles / backsplash, handles and perhaps your bench-top if you desire. Natural timber is also a great option if you want a traditional look, it is timeless and durable, and will last for decades.
Soft close drawers are a no brainer. The really do not cost that much more and the benefits are worth it. Little fingers can’t get caught, and soft close drawers will reduce noise levels in your kitchen.
The bottom line is, kitchens need storage! Depending on the size of your family, or workplace you’ll need ample room to store food, small appliances, pots, pans, cutlery, cups and plates etc. Opt for large drawers as opposed to loads of cupboards, it is easier to pull out a drawer than to bend down and fish through the back of a cupboard. The same goes for pantries, pull out pantries simply make life a little easier!
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