The kitchen is one of the most multifunctional rooms in every home. It is not called the hub of the home by accident. It has evolved from a strictly utilitarian are into a versatile room used to cook food, entertain guests and have meals.
Renovating your kitchen is a key step that you need to take in order to make your lifestyle a lot better and add value to your home. But, before you begin, there are some things that you need to keep in mind.
The first and most important thing that you need to always have in mind when discussing your kitchen renovation is that the design that you are going to choose needs to successfully blend functionality with personal prerequisites. For example, the refrigerator, sink, oven and stove are crucial components of the kitchen, but you can make several changes during the renovation process that will meet your unique set of needs.
The easiest and best way to come up with a design of your new kitchen is to take inspiration from a lot of kitchens designed in many different styles. But, while browsing for ideas, you should carefully consider your layout and location of the large appliances. You also need to leave more than enough space for storage because the kitchen contains lots of utensils, pots, pans and all kinds of gadgets which you need to store within easy reach.
Lastly, the kitchen renovation should reflect your personality with its decor. All in all, the goal of the kitchen design should be to create a functional yet good-looking space that will meet your cooking, eating and entertaining needs.
The following tips should be able to help you create a beautiful kitchen:
Think about how and where you use each of the items in your kitchen. If you group common items together, you will reduce the amount of time that you waste while looking for these items.
Your kitchen needs to have paths at least 36 – 42 inches wide, especially in the cooking zone. Doing this, will make cooking more comfortable as you will have enough space to move around.
A kitchen island is a very useful addition to any kitchen that has enough space to afford one. It can be an extra counter top that you can prepare food on as well as a home bar that you can entertain guests or have a quick meal on.
A bulletin board, chalkboard or whiteboard on the wall next to the kitchen telephone is a great way to take down notes of recipes that you need or groceries that you have forgotten to add to your shopping list.
Whether your kitchen area is small or large, you need to pick the right colors for it. With a larger kitchen, you have more freedom with the colors but if your space is limited, lighter and softer colors will not shrink the already small space. Combined with natural light, lighter colors will visually expand a small room.