When you are renovating your kitchen, it’s important to have a clear vision of how you want it to look, feel, and work. Here’s some ideas on how to create the perfect kitchen.
Having a stylish kitchen is great but whatever the look you want, it has to be practical and have great storage, and worktop space.
When looking at your design have a look at what styles you want first. For our kitchen, we really wanted to go down the industrial route. Our house was built in 1901 and as we are featuring lots of bare brick and metal in the living room, we thought it would be good to echo this in the kitchen.
It’s also good to consider what you do not want your kitchen to look like. It’s great working out a style but also think about what things you really want to include and also think about the things that you would definitely not want in your kitchen design.
I really do not like Kitchen cupboards on walls. It’s such an old concept and a lot of the time, the cupboards can have a lot of wasted space. I personally prefer shelving in a kitchen as it looks fresh, spacious, and it’s how kitchens used to be way back when. If you like the idea of shelving, here are some shelving ideas that may help in your kitchen and in the rest of your house too.
So once you have your style idea sorted, then you can have a look at the practical side of things. What storage do you need? What size fridge should you have? Do you want a range oven? To help with all these questions, Gary and I drew out our kitchen with all the sizes, and we looked at where things had to be and couldn’t be moved like the boiler and sink. Once we had these things sorted, we looked at where we wanted everything else. Worktop space was always a problem for us so we decided to go with an electric hob so we could use the hob to prep food. We also created more worktop space with another unit and having shelves really helped with getting stuff off the sides.
Once the feel and the practical decisions are made, you can concentrate on the look of your kitchen. What tiles you want, the pattern, what colour you want your worktop to be, what cupboards you want to use. This is definitely the fun part of renovating your kitchen but don’t get too carried away. It’s easy to get lost in homeware websites, tiles and colour schemes so make sure your design/theme is at the forefront of your mind so you don’t go off on a different route and end up with a kitchen with lots of different styles/ideas that do not flow together.
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