What You Should Include in a New Kitchen Design
When it comes to planning a new kitchen, layout and design go hand-in-hand.
But there’s more to good kitchen design than just a clever layout – here’s what else you should include for a well-designed modern kitchen.
After layout, storage is the most important element to consider when thinking about how you’ll use your new kitchen.
Your kitchen storage options will not only be dependent on the space you have but also what you need to store. Make a list of all crockery, utensils, containers and appliances you have and ensure there’s a space for everything you plan to keep.
From here, you’ll be able to consider space-saving storage options like deeper drawers and making use of awkward in-between spaces within your kitchen to ensure that the storage available meets your needs.
Yes, you’ll need things like flooring and a benchtop. But not all materials are created equal, so again it’s important to make note of how you use your kitchen before you make decisions on finishes.
If you have kids or pets, a hard-wearing floor that’s easy to clean will be a must. Popular finishes, like marble or wooden benchtops, may have more maintenance involved; so if you’re someone who doesn’t want to have to worry about scratching surfaces every time you cook, take this into account.
It’s one we’ll continue to bring up, as lighting is one of the most under-considered elements of great kitchen design.
Not only a great design feature with the right fittings, lighting should also complement the different areas within your kitchen according to how you use them.
Preparation and washing up areas should have bright lighting to illuminate what you’re doing; whereas the breakfast bar may work better with more subtle pendant lighting to make a statement without blinding those sitting there.
And for overall illumination, downlights with a dimmer switch will help your lighting adapt to different times of day and fluctuations in natural light.
This is just a snapshot of the elements to consider when designing the perfect kitchen. Luckily, the award-winning Apollo Kitchens team has years of experience in helping homeowners to create a kitchen that reflects their needs. Read more about our services here.