I know there are a multitude of issues to consider when planning a new look for your kitchen. Here are four important things to think about:
1. Functionality – never lose sight of the function of your kitchen. It is often the very heart of a home where meals are prepared and eaten and the family gets together regularly. This means the space must be used as efficiently as possible. There is what is called the ‘kitchen triangle’ made up of the three essential parts; the sink, hob and fridge. Take some time to draw this triangle before you do anything else.
2. Atmosphere – if your kitchen will receive frequent visits from hungry youngsters, make it a playful space. Go for vibrant bold colours on the walls with maybe dramatic contrasting tiling. If it will be more sedate and cerebral then go for calming colours.
3. Consider minimalism – minimalism is very much ‘on trend’ at the moment with the simple message of decluttering and removing anything that doesn’t bring you joy. Whilst I understand and agree with the principal, you may find it hard to recognise the joy that some of the more functional items bring. Take time to consider whether you prefer the clean lines of a minimalist space or the colourful clutter of a more personal, if chaotic, environment.
4. Consider the surroundings – by this I mean the type of space you are working with. If you have a galley style kitchen in a flat then the traditional farmhouse look just isn‘t going to work. Consider industrial chic instead and save the farmhouse vibe for a spacious garden-facing kitchen.
Don’t forget that if you are considering making changes to your kitchen and are in the Gloucester area then I can help. Give me a call on 01452 699700 and let’s discuss your options.