A kitchen is an incredibly important element of any home, serving as it does such an essential function. Whether you simply dash in for a quick cereal breakfast in the mornings or spend your evenings cooking elaborate, complicated meals, having a fashionable yet practical kitchen space is vital if you want to have full enjoyment of your home and your meals. So, how do you design a kitchen that is both modern and fashionable, and practical?
Tip 1: Keep an Eye on Both Form and Function
It can be easy to get swept away in a design scheme and forget about the importance of making sure that your kitchen is easy to work in and easy to keep hygienic and clean. When you are looking at fixtures and materials that you like, take a moment to think about how practical they will be. Often, you will be able to find something that is very similar to what first caught your eye that is much more suitable for a kitchen environment.
Examples: When looking at countertops you may find a particular design that you like, but realise that the surface contains lumps and bumps that can be unhygienic. You can then try and find a similar design in a high-gloss surface – this is both a lovely modern aesthetic and easy to keep hygienic and clean.
Tip 2: Choosing an Overall Theme
With so many options out there for every aspect of your kitchen design and fixtures, making your choices can be overwhelming. By choosing an overall theme or design scheme such as a particular colour-scheme, overall design aesthetic or must-haves. This will allow you to narrow down your options, make the overall process more manageable and help you to avoid making purchases that you later realise will not work together.
Examples: ‘Country-kitchen’ theme, marble and chrome design, black-and-white colour scheme, natural wood and stone.