Whether you are considering what kitchen you’d like for a new build property or you’re considering having your existing kitchen renovated, getting the design right is key to ensuring that it offers as much practical and aesthetic value as possible. But how do you make sure you get it right?
5 Great Tips for Getting Your Kitchen Design Right
Consider the Elements and Features You Want
Before all else, you’ll want to have a fair idea of the elements and features you’d like to include in your kitchen.
For instance, you may be keen on having a kitchen island installed or perhaps you’re a big fan of French doors. Whatever the case, you should start by listing the must haves of your kitchen design.
Hiring the Right Professional to Design Your Kitchen
Next, you’ll need to secure the right person for professionally designing your kitchen. You may want to hire a kitchen planner, although you could also hire an architect if you’d like.
Whatever the case, you’ll want to spend time ensuring the person you hire is a good match for you.
Therefore, you should get a quote from three professionals in your area before narrowing your options down to one. That way, you could see how they compare in terms of their pricing, experience and any online reviews/ratings they may have.
You’ll also want to consider what professional you get on best with and to what extent they are willing to accommodate your preferences. If you want to be heavily involved in the design process then some professionals will be a more suitable match than others.
Hiring a Kitchen Installer
Once the design is complete and you’re totally satisfied, it’s time to focus on hiring the right kitchen installer for the job. Finding a kitchen installer should involve a similar process to securing a kitchen planner/architect.
Again, you should get three quotes from various kitchen installers before carefully deciding who is right for the job.
Ensuring You Opt for the Ideal Layout
When it comes to the layout of your kitchen, it should take practicality and your aesthetic preferences into account.
A suitable kitchen layout will be one that best matches your lifestyle. You’ll also want to consider whether or not to opt for an open-plan space (i.e., a kitchen without walls separating it and the rest of your home). This modern approach may or may not be your cup of tea.
Beyond that, you and your kitchen planner/architect should pay attention to the working triangle. The working triangle consists of the fridge, hob and sink. Ideally, you want this triangle to be relatively small such that you can move from one point to another with ease when preparing and making food.
Of course, they shouldn’t be too close either because the space feels cramped and restrictive. As with many aspects of a kitchen design, balance is key.
Kitchen Design Ideas
Along with a kitchen floor plan (which you may or may not prefer to be heavily involved in), you’ll want to allocate time to consider the details of your kitchen design.
For example, you should consider what type of kitchen table or/and kitchen island would work for you. It’s also important to think about the colour theme and type of flooring that you’d like for your kitchen.
Ultimately, before the kitchen planner or architect can finalise the details of your kitchen design, be sure to think more about the various elements, features and fittings of your kitchen, what sort of look they should have and how they’ll look together.
All in all, when it comes to the overall design of your kitchen, it’s critical to consider how various elements will look next to one another. After all, you don’t want to consider each part separately only for the combinations and juxtapositions to result in an extravagant but circuslike kitchen.