A beautiful and well-organised kitchen does not happen by chance. It needs careful planning from the time the layout is drafted to the moment the last spoon is put away in a drawer. Read on for some helpful tips for making your dream kitchen a reality.
Well-planned out fixtures
As fixtures are mostly considered permanent features, you should plan their placements right from the start. You must pay special attention to the sink, as it has to be outfitted with water and drain connections.
Similarly, the cooktop and range hood—although technically appliances—must be worked in with the required electrical/gas and exhaust ducts in mind. You also need to install custom made kitchen benchtops and storage units like cupboards and drawers strategically to maximise space.
When it comes to appliances, especially the more visible ones like the cooking range and microwave oven, their designs should fit well with the overall scheme of your kitchen’s fixtures. For example, if you have stainless steel cupboards, you might as well acquire a refrigerator with a similar finish.
With regard to functionality, multi-use appliances, such as ovens with convection and rotisserie functions, are recommended to avoid cluttering the kitchen. Other essential kitchen appliances are dishwashers, blenders, and coffeemakers.
Finally, your kitchen will not be complete without the cookware and tableware. Although you have a free hand in choosing their designs and materials, particularly for the cutlery, there are still some practical things to consider when picking out your kitchenware.
For pots and pans, make sure they are compatible with the kind of range or cooktop you have. You should likewise check if your plates and bowls are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
Well, now that you already have an idea for your dream kitchen design, why not give your architect, interior designer, and contractor a call?