Once a hidden, industrial feature of the house, the kitchen has long since become the heart of the home. People use kitchens for all sorts of activities like entertaining, breakfasting, working, and watching TV. Of course, everyone uses it to cook too. Whether you are someone who prefers take-outs or is secretly a top chef, you’ll want to have these kitchen design tips in mind when creating your dream cooking space.
Determine the Function
Though food preparation is the obvious purpose of the kitchen, people also use it in other ways. In the realm of cooking, one might use certain appliances more or consume one thing more often. For example, if you are a tea and coffee lover, you might want a tea & coffee bar. If you like to chat with the family in the kitchen, you might need extra seating. It’s your custom kitchen; think about how you use it and design based on that.
Consider the Triangle
The baseline of any kitchen design is the appliance triangle, the triangle formed between the stove, sink, and refrigerator. The placement of these three anchors determines how efficiently one can move throughout the space. A kitchen designer is your best guide in cementing what layout works best for you.
Choose Appliances Early
Speaking of appliances, it is smart to choose them early in the process, since they will significantly affect the rest of the design. Each type has an array of designs, sizes, and colors. For instance, your stove will either be gas or electric and have either an insert or a chimney hood. These decisions make all the difference in function and appearance.
Next is storage. You don’t have to have a spacious kitchen to have more storage than you need. It is all about making the most of every space and finding the best solutions for your specific cooking needs. While you can include a spice rack, corner cupboards, and toe-kick drawers, you can also add custom storage for appliances or ingredients that you use the most. Remember, your kitchen design is custom to you!
The best kitchen lighting is purposeful. Recessed lighting works well for lighting up the entire room, while task lighting saves energy and gives you functionality where you need it.
Finally, you can choose the materials that give your kitchen style. Whether you are going for a warm, traditional look or a clean, simple one, Shore-Line Construction can help you make it a reality.
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At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
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