We all want the perfect kitchen design– one that uses space optimally, is comfortable, and takes care of the aesthetics. But it is one thing to want the ideal kitchen, and another thing to actually design it. Designing can be a confusing task and there are a number of things to take care of at any given point in time. Therefore, it is best to take a step-by-step approach to design your kitchen. It will help you take care of the details while also looking at the bigger picture.
Here are some steps you can incorporate while designing your perfect kitchen –
- Layout planning
Before any kitchen design can materialise, you first need to conceive the idea of it. First figure out the layout and actually sketch it out. The key is to analyse what you need in your new kitchen vs what you currently have in the existing kitchen. This will help you to know which items need to be reused, and which need to be discarded. Before you go to any kitchen planner or interior designer, it is a good idea to create this layout on paper yourself so you have a fair idea what you want your new kitchen to look like. Think about which kitchen style will fit into your home and lifestyle.
- Think about storage space
Kitchen is a place where storage is super important. There are so many things and appliances that go into the kitchen- you need to make sure that all those appliances and kitchen accessories fit in perfectly and don’t look cluttered. See where your coffee maker, utensils, refrigerator, toaster, microwave oven, gas stove, etc. will go. Make sure you take into account all the space required and design the cabinets, drawers, and shelves appropriately. Also ensure that the cabinetry encompasses both vertical storage and fully-extended drawers.
- Be wise about the materials
It’s one thing to choose the furniture material on the basis of how they look, but it is another thing to actually be smart about the kitchen furniture design. You need to choose materials that can sustain wear and tear over a long period of time. It doesn’t make sense if you select a material because it looks shiny or glossy, only to end up with chip and tears within a short time. And even then, no material will always look brand new. So if you are wondering what material to use in your perfect kitchen furniture design, think of what will take longer to become old, and even then which material will still be sturdy and decent after a while.
- Create ‘clusters’ in the kitchen
Observe how you use the kitchen space and which appliances go with which accessory. Kitchen must have maximum utility and convenience- create one cluster out of refrigerator and food storage cabinets huddled together, another one where it is the food prep space, which includes cooking; so gas stove, countertop, sink, and the trash bin (to throw food waste away) should be kept together. So group things together in a way that ensures optimal usage of space in the home design as well as highest functionality.
So here are some of the steps you can take to design the ideal kitchen that you want. Go step-by-step, and when in doubt, go back to the start and begin again. Good luck with designing!