Most kitchens are designed on a budget, whether renovating or rebuilding. Your dream kitchen need not be an expensive nightmare, with thorough planning your dreams can come true.
It is important to be inspired in a kitchen, and a well-planned kitchen that flows easily from one purpose to the next is every cook’s dream. It is just as important to have easy and efficient access to all areas in the kitchen, whether it be the fridge or the stove or the sink. This wonderful room that is so often the heart of the home, is a get together place for homework, tea and coffee chats and often late night feasts. Everyday meals and snacks happen in this unique and special space.
Kitchens come in a variety of shapes, U-shapes, G-shapes, L-shapes, as well as Galley kitchen shapes. Kitchen design creation can be tailored to suit your kitchen shape, to optimise usable space, light, storage and appliances as well as traffic through flow.
Kitchen finishes are just as important as the layout. Use of natural materials such as cane baskets and metal doors, steel wine racks, or wooden floors add an ambience and a grounding to kitchen design creations, just as frosted glass doors and mirrored tiles can add glamour to your kitchen.
Making use of small corner spaces to create a breakfast-nook or a small eat-in area is a wonderful way of keeping conversation and family in the kitchen. This also has a practical purpose and advantage as it is easy to clear up, being close to cleaning amenities in the kitchen.
Including a kitchen island can be an excellent way to increase your counter space. An island can include a drop-in sink for easy washing of fruit and vegetables, and/or a waste bin for easy disposal of garbage. A kitchen island also allows for social get together with many people being able to be involved in the preparation of the meal.
Contemporary kitchen design creations are often minimalist by nature, less is more, highlighting natural materials instead of clutter, simple and classy, clean and clutter free is today’s trend.