The fun part of renovating or re-decorating your home is picking the furniture, choosing colors, and getting your hands dirty to make it happen. The slightly more daunting task is taking stock of what you’re working with, what you need, and practical ways to get it.
Let’s focus on the kitchen.
I’d like to share my top 5 tips for the best outcomes of a kitchen design:
- Plan Your Space
There are many different kitchen configurations and the choice you make depends on how you use the kitchen as well as the space you have to work with. Planning is key.
In planning your kitchen, consider YOUR storage needs and what do you need to be easily accessible. We all use our kitchens differently from how and what we cook to how we eat and entertain. Also consider your future needs, especially if kids are in the picture. You want to plan your kitchen and build in storage to suit your long-term needs.
What’s your budget for everything from design, cabinets, sinks, taps, handles, appliances, labour/installation etc. You can have a beautiful kitchen without stone benchtops and all the latest trends and gadgets and this is where planning is important.
What is the look you want to achieve? Starting with the end in mind will help you make important decisions such as the colour, finish, and profile of your cabinets, to what handles you want.
What’s your existing colour scheme? If you’re refurbishing, or if it’s a new kitchen what colour scheme do you want? You want your kitchen to work with the existing style and colours to stand the test of time.
There’s a lot to consider and an interior designer can facilitate this process for you to ensure the hub of your house is functional and beautiful. Best of luck with your redesign and have fun!