Designing the perfect kitchen can be an overwhelming process, and there may be times when you want to throw your hands up in despair. Before compromising your dream and reaching for the nearest Ikea flat pack kitchen catalogue, check out our top four things to consider when designing your ideal kitchen, and get in contact with the expert team here at a2 Kitchens and Joinery.
In modern homes, the kitchen is so often the heart of the home. The kitchen is no longer just reserved for cooking, it is a common space where a variety of activities take place, sometimes all at once, from cooking to homework to entertaining friends and family.
With this in mind, it’s important to consider which lighting solution will best suit your needs, be it downlights, flush mount fixtures, track lighting, or pendants that hang down over an island.
Sadly, this isn’t Downton Abbey, so you probably don’t have scores of servants ready and waiting to clean up after you.
When designing your kitchen, it’s necessary to take into account how easily you’ll be able to clean surfaces…or how easily you can ignore mess. For example, because it reflects light, a high-gloss finish on cabinets or drawers tends to show fingerprints easily, making it a less desirable material for handle-less cupboards, or families with little people.
Unless you intend on only using your kitchen for plating up takeaway meals every night, functionality is everything!
When designing your dream kitchen, before getting over excited about all the latest trends under the sun, like having a gigantic marble island bench or colossal inbuilt butchers’ block, look at your current kitchen and create a wishlist of needs and wants based on the things you’d change about the current setup. Do you need a double sink? Would your life be easier with handle-less cupboards? Once you’ve covered the basics, you can start to think bigger (like including that dreamy marble island).
Kitchen storage can be a highly personal issue, so it’s important to get it right – are you the sort of person who prefers shelves for days to line up all your spices, or are you more of a drawers person? When designing your dream kitchen, take time to carefully consider storage and fully evaluate your household’s needs.
If you’re struggling to find enough storage room, you may want to call in the help of a professional (like the folks here at A2) to help come up with some outside-the-box bespoke solutions.
Visit the showroom to sample the latest and greatest joinery innovations, chat with an experienced designer, and rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered from the design through to installation of your dream kitchen.