The process of designing a bespoke kitchen can be daunting – you’re likely to have more control over what you want your dream kitchen to look like, and, although that freedom can be useful, you can be left wondering where to begin.
You may have an idea in your head about what you want your kitchen to look like, whether that’s contemporary or traditional, but many of the subtle nuances that make a kitchen easy to use might be less obvious. To offer a helping hand, here are a few tips to make your kitchen more convenient.
Open floor plan
To avoid claustrophobia and alleviate the stress of rushing around in a cramped space while preparing food, create some extra space to move in your new kitchen.
You can get a great deal of valuable extra space by simply removing the kitchen door, but to open up your surroundings and make your kitchen feel more social and comfortable to walk around in you’ll want an open plan kitchen.
Open plan means that the kitchen becomes an extension of one or two other rooms in your homes, such as the dining or living room, and allow you to feel more connected to other parts of your home.
Doors and drawers aren’t something you should be giving too much attention – usually, you’ll simply open, retrieve your utensil and close. However, magnetic shutting doors and drawers can ensure that a soft shut every time, preventing damage to the sliding rails. Users need only gently nudge the door handle, and the drawer will shut with ease. Some designers leave out the handle entirely to add modern chic to the doors and drawers, but that choice is up to you.
Small, specific workstations
Clutter isn’t a problem if you remember where everything goes and put it away, and the same mentality can keep you organised and quick on your toes when applied to specific appliances.
For instance, if you’re someone who enjoys brewing coffee or blending juice, you can keep everything coordinated and easy to access by incorporating a special beverage counter, with electrical outlets installed on either side.
More space for more storage
Kitchen clutter can be a nightmare when preparing meals, especially when you’re trying your hand at a complicated, adventurous dish. Luckily, there are a range of elegant solutions to combat this problem, such as vertical kitchen drawers and wall mounted hooks.
This utilises the space that is so often wasted in common kitchen designs. There is a world of opportunity for storing pots and pans in the form of wall space.
Pantries also work great for storing a lot of food at a time, but they’re often too big and space-intensive. This can be solved with a simple pull-out pantry, which acts as a giant vertical drawer. This lets you store a lot with just a little space.
Opt for style and practicality
When you begin designing your first kitchen, work out what you fit into it before deciding on what kind of decor you want to adopt. Give yourself room to store, cook and prepare, and only then begin to focus on the design elements that attracted you to a redesign in the first place.
If you’re looking to change your kitchen, rely on the experts at Saturn Interiors to help. We offer high-quality kitchens at high street prices, and we’re always on hand to offer assistance to help you find the perfect look for your home.