One thing is clear: the kitchen space has become more and more responsible with the explosion in popularity of studio furniture, and now we can say that it is 100% the most “multifunctional” space in the home. It gives you the opportunity to cook a great meal, relax with a cup of tea after your daily chores, or enjoy your holiday evenings entertaining guests. It goes without saying that, for these reasons, the kitchen must be of the highest quality. Five short suggestions from our designers for your kitchen space follow below!
1. Furnishings are more important than they may first seem
Functionality and rational furniture layout are the keys to a successful kitchen renovation. To arrive at the right interior design for you, weigh up the pros and cons, do your research – look at as many kitchen design images and completed projects as possible – to find inspiration and create the perfect solution that you’ll enjoy living and working in every day.
2. Light, light, light
To make your kitchen look great at any time of the day, you also need to think about lighting. Lighting is not just something to think about after the kitchen design, it has to be planned from the start. LED strips under cupboards and in drawers, lighting above the dining table, other light sources and definitely considering how the room can make the most of natural light. Why is this so important? Thoughtful lighting will give your kitchen furniture a more elegant outline and strongly enhance the overall mood of the room!
3. Open shelves will be your best friends
Storage solutions are at the heart of every kitchen, but what’s more important is not just the storage itself, but also the design. Here, open shelving offers a compromise between storage functionality and design. They give you extra space to store the utensils you need for your cooking fun, but can also be used to add an extra design element!
4. Plan aisle widths
Whether the kitchen space is in a traditional studio layout or the classic option of a separate kitchen and living area, aisle width is one of those aspects that tends to get overlooked. It is generally accepted that aisles should be at least 70 cm wide, but this is the minimum. The optimal option, however, depends on each individual room.
5. Decor, colour palette and its impact on the mood
It’s important to choose colours that suit and appeal to you, and to incorporate decor that is important and pleasing to you – elements that have a charm that can boost your positive emotions. The perfect kitchen should be easy to use, multifunctional and beautiful, a space that meets and satisfies all your eating and entertaining habits.
Did you find these tips useful?
This was just a brief glimpse into the wide world of kitchen interior design. Finally, the most important advice that is not directly related to any particular element: start with the basics, the main thing is that the very foundations of the kitchen are perfectly in place, the rest can be dealt with later.
If you’re also interested in starting your own kitchen project, but aren’t quite sure where to start, our designers will help you with every detail and answer all your questions! For a 3D visualisation of your kitchen design and a free first consultation, sign up here!