The kitchen could be considered as the heart of the home. Food is something that is central to our very existence, and mealtimes are one of the things that families and friends will commonly bond over.
As such, the kitchen is one of the most important areas of your home. A good, well-designed kitchen should be something that will last you for a considerable length of time.
You should see your new kitchen is an investment, and, if you fit the right one, it could add considerable value to your property. This will be useful when it comes to selling your home.
So, when you’re fitting a new luxury kitchen in your home, you have a fantastic opportunity to completely reinvent the entire kitchen space and make it into a space that will best suit you.
In this article, we’ll look at how you can plan the perfect kitchen that will add value to your home and provide the perfect space to eat, meet, and cook.
Creating The Optimal Layout
If you are completely remodelling your kitchen, you will be able to totally rethink the current layout and find an improved floorplan that really works especially well for you.
Think about practicality. You need your kitchen to be completely functional. After all, this is the room where most of the tasking occurs in the home. Make your kitchen tasks easier by arranging the layout in the most practical and convenient way possible.
Use a kitchen design tool to help to plan the perfect kitchen for your home.
Think about practical details such as how far it is from the fridge to the chopping board and how far the chopping board is from the hob and how far it is from the oven to the sink. If you are walking a long distance to get between your kitchen amenities, then you are making life very difficult for yourself. You wouldn’t want to drop a hot pan because you need to carry it too far.
Include An Island
If you have the space in the center of your kitchen to include an island, you should do so. A kitchen island will provide you with a great space to use as an informal dining area. If your guests or your family are sat at your kitchen island, you can still get on and cook while you are talking to them.
Your kitchen island will provide you with lots of additional cabinet space. You could even choose to include one of your amenities such as your hob or your sink so that these are in the middle of the room and convenient to get to.
All of this can be easily obtained by just adding one space in the center of your room.
Before you rush and put an island in the center of your kitchen, decide on whether the layout of the room will work well with an island. The last thing that you will want to do is to block the room up and make it feel claustrophobic. If your kitchen cabinets are arranged in the shape of an ‘L’, then you might find that this works particularly well with an island. However, unless your kitchen is large, an island that is surrounded on all sides could be a bit tight.
Think About The Materials You Will Use
Having your kitchens made with the right materials is essential. You will want your kitchen to stand up to all of the grease and steam that will get thrown at it. Your worktops will need to be able to handle scratches and stains too.
Make sure that the surfaces in your kitchen are easy to wipe clean. Stainless steel is the professional work surface of choice for many in the catering industry. There is, of course, a very good reason for this.
If the industrial look is not your style, then you may want to think about having granite work surfaces fitted instead. This will be very hardwearing and long-lasting.
Having splashbacks or tiling situated around key areas of your kitchen such as the sinks or the hob will help to add to the look of the whole kitchen while preserving the integrity of the room. Make sure these are all easy to clean.
Remember That Your Kitchen Should Be Designed To Last
Fashions change and your kitchen should be designed to last for a very long time. The kitchen that you buy and have fitted this year should hopefully be there for many more years to come. Kitchens are a major purchase. They are a long term investment and you should not cut corners if you want your kitchen to last.
But because your kitchen is designed to last for a very long period of time, there is, of course, a danger that the kitchen will go out of style a long time before it ever wears out.
Choose a design that you know will stand the test of time. Going for the most current themes and design will mean that you will end up with a kitchen that is out of style in a few years time.
Bring In The Professionals
If you want a high quality finish that will be guaranteed to last for a very long time, you should hire a professional kitchen fitter to carry out the work for you.
Getting your kitchen fitted by experienced and professional kitchen fitters will not only take the stress and strain out of fitting your kitchen for you, but it will also mean that you won’t have to call anyone in to undo your mistakes should anything go wrong. This will save you both time and money in the long term.
A good kitchen is something that should last for a very long time. Take the time to design and develop a kitchen that will stand the test of time and you and your family will be able to enjoy it for years to come.
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