When remodelling and redesigning a kitchen time should be taken to decide on what’s required and what’s desired.
A successful kitchen remodelling takes account of the needs and the wants of the homeowner and function should always be foremost. Complete kitchens units from Kitchen Warehouse are custom made and we know that there’s no right or wrong when it comes to an ideal kitchen. Kitchens and the design of kitchens reflect the shape, size and the wants of the individual and the home. So, here are some tips on how to make the most of your redesign.
Kitchen Remodelling Ideas
The kitchen triangle is one of the most important things to remember when creating a kitchen. In an ideal world, the kitchen should be triangular shaped and the plan for the sink, fridge and the preparation area should form a triangle that’s around six feet wide in shape as this makes for easier movement when working in the space. Think ahead and try to find a way to include this in your design.
Storage, Storage Everywhere!
People don’t tend to believe that they need nearly as much storage as they actually do. Not planning for storage in the planning stage will result in your possibly not having enough at a later stage. You need to plan your kitchen so it uses every inch of available space in the home. Deep drawers, storage for appliances and smart use of all available wall space will help you create room, where the kitchen may otherwise be cluttered.
In most of the home, lighting is sufficient from the ceiling, however, in the kitchen, it needs to point on the areas you’re working on. This means that lighting should be positioned on the work surfaces so it appears in front of you. Countertop lights placed beneath cabinets allow this light to shine directly on countertops.
Have you ever heard anyone complain about having too much counter space? No, you probably haven’t and that’s why you need to ensure you plan to have enough of it. Choose a surface that’s attractive but easy to take care of and doesn’t take a lot to maintain. There are plenty of great surfaces out there, but you should be sure to take your time to choose the right one for the sort of kitchen that you prefer.
Investing in a range hood can be a good idea as it helps a family home remove a lot of the odour. Look for a hood that’s efficient, quiet and is vented outside of the home for the best possible impact. These can be a lifesaver if you tend to cook a lot in the kitchen and prevent smells residing in the home.
This is not set in stone, but it’s something that we often find to be the case. If you’re completely overhauling a kitchen, then using old appliances in place of deciding on new ones is often a bad idea. Old appliances can really stick out in a kitchen and while you save money, you tend to also lose out on the right feel. The best way to do this is to maybe cut down on expensive door handles and worktops and invest it in better appliances.
Being conscious of safety in a new kitchen is also something of importance in the kitchen, especially when there is so much boiling water and that many sharp utensils around. Other areas that need to be considered are the sharp edges of counter tops, slippy flooring and ovens at a low height. Be aware of these if you have small children wandering around as this can cause problems.
Flooring in the Kitchen
Flooring considerations are also quite important and it’s a good idea to ask about the best sort for your home. Different floors have different needs and you need to understand whether a floor is porous or not, or will need much care when you’re deciding on it. Some floors need to be sealed, others wear faster in some areas and wooden ones need varnish – so keep on top of this.
Remember, the kitchen has a lot of the household waste – so don’t forget to plan for a bin and recycling bins, or maybe even a waste disposal system. This will help you ensure that your home is clean, clear of rubbish and that you’re making the most of the recycling options that you have.
Consider all of the above before you decide on a new kitchen and you can be sure that you’ll have one to brighten your home. We’re always happy to have a chat so why not get in contact with us for help.