Display and functionality wise, it will always add value to your property. But one thing you don’t want to do is forget the finer details. The new kitchen is a great investment but worth it for any home. Often the most obvious things we forget when designing a kitchen. Like where the trash can goes or how easily accessible the fridge is when you cook.
The primary function of a kitchen is to cook and prepare food, so it has to be highly functional. It’s therefore important to always start the design process by looking at how you use the space when preparing and cooking meals.
But who says functional can’t be amazing? Thanks to its smart design, the kitchen can be the best room in the house.
What not to do when designing a kitchen
1.Forget countertop space
Planning every inch of usable space is a must. A very common mistake in kitchen design does not include enough counter space to work with. Remember to include enough space to prepare food, display all your utensils, wash, space to eat and socialize. if it is you plan on using the new kitchen.
2.Underestimate the storage space you need
Plan a room for everything from spice jars to cutlery drawers. While adding to a list can be great, a clear initial plan will keep you on track. By sticking to a clear plan, you also avoid overcrowding in your new kitchen.
The key to getting the most storage from your kitchen is to think of ways to integrate storage solutions into your existing kitchen needs. ‘For example, magnetic panels help make use of unused wall space between the walls and the basic cabinets.’
Think again to continue considering pulling out the storage corner. Designed to be easy to fit into a cupboard, pull out storage helps store items efficiently and makes them accessible when needed.’
Finally, don’t forget to make the most of the floor space taking into account trolleys that create extra space when you prepare food, or can even be used as a drinks trolley when needed. All considerations are valuable in terms of creating the new kitchen that is most difficult to meet all your needs.
3.Neglect ventilation air
Good ventilation is the key to any kitchen, especially when cooking delicious dishes every day. Cooking, especially on the stove, can leave a lingering smell if unventilated can hover throughout the house. Meskipun bau makanan buatan sendiri lezat.
Experts at Optiplan Kitchens advise: ‘Invest in the right ventilation system and be efficient in capturing dirt, circulating air as a whole, thus keeping your kitchen clean. Try not to use cheap products that simply recitate airflow and consume a lot of energy. There are always solutions that maintain noise levels and save energy.
4.Let the garbage accumulate
Another thing to note is garbage, since it is the least glamorous part, the trash can is often overlooked. Given that waste is completely unavoidable it should be taken into account as a priority, however given we now need recycling, it must be separated food waste by general disposal.
The best solution is an integrated trash can, or at least a closet to hide a free-standing trash can. Hiding not only the presence of waste, but also helps to eliminate odors. When a dedicated space is not allocated at the planning stage, the only viable option is a free-standing bin on display. Luckily you can buy a stylish solution now, but if this wasn’t part of the plan it wouldn’t please you when you realize waste disposal has been neglected.
5.Skimp on kitchen lighting
Like most rooms, it is important to get the right lighting for functional use as well as an aesthetic look. Preparing food will require brighter lighting than the dining room in the kitchen. lights under the wall cabinets and on the ceiling are still the most popular practical options to use. They can be grouped as needed with dim switches so you can change the atmosphere in an instant.
You may also want to consider lighting the base. The strips that run along your cabinet can provide a subtle light that will illuminate the kitchen. Useful too if you have to sneak in to look for a midnight snack!
For the kitchen area where family and friends gather, consider living room style lighting. The pendant adds a more focused light source and creates an atmosphere, as does the table lamp on the side.
Overhead highlights can be turned off or low dimmed when you want the lights to take focus.
6.Avoid the experts
Often the temptation for DIY is so great that we forget about the level of expertise involved in planning any big house project. Especially with a kitchen where complicated cable systems, plumbing and ventilation are all very featured. this should not be done if you do not know what you are doing.
Seeking the help of registered tradespeople can help with project planning and management as well. You need to know when to carry out each stage of the work. For example, tilers to electricians.
‘Looking at the bigger picture, smart investments at the start of a project can prove more cost-effective compared to amateurs taking on such complex tasks,’ explains experts at Optiplan Kitchens.
7.Leave plugs and power
It sounds easy but before you install the pipes for in all your appliances, think about how you’re going to use the kitchen – with respect to getting the power supply in the right place. Think about your workflow in the space. Where’s the tea point? Is there another plug for the toaster. Whether the microwave is integrated or whether you need to allocate upper space to large appliances.
8.More than a budget plan
Never start a kitchen renovation without a budget and plan in mind,” says Hayley Simmons at Magnet. ‘Even if you have the money to look out for, having someone set up to keep what you need from your renovation in mind can help avoid overspending.’
Making a budget is one of the most common imperatives seen in many home renovations. We’ve all seen enough episodes of Grand Designs to know well that project spending can increase dramatically. This is often a forgotten factor, as above, which can add to the rising costs. The easiest way to avoid overspending is to create an inventory list, making sure it’s within budget.
Hayley went on to say: ‘Don’t spend money on unnecessary or impractical items that will be easily damaged and need to be replaced. For example, if you want a solid wooden kitchen table, but cook a lot and have small children that can be damaging, then the laminated wood effect kitchen table may be more cost-effective and more durable for your needs.
9.Choose a design to use
Just as tempting as it is to keep up with the latest trends, making your kitchen design an option to consider. Avoid choosing designs that are likely to date and become old news in just a few years. Kitchens are not cheap to replace, keep this in mind when designing the kitchen of your dreams.
You can search like out there with paint, wallpaper and accessories, but this can be easily and affordably if desired. A brightly colored gloss cabinet door that you can’t paint may seem like a good idea right now, but will you love the next few years. If you’re going to go for it. If you’re not at all sure stick to the timeless and classic option.