First and foremost, your layout is going to be the most key to ensuring that your kitchen design is the most efficient that it can be. Your layout will determine the placement of your appliances, cabinetry, and your need for paint. Additionally, the kitchen design will affect the number of people who can move about the kitchen before it gets too crowded. Traffic is a very important consideration to have when creating your kitchen design.
Do you love to cook? If so, you may want to consider your method of cooking and how you tend to move throughout the kitchen. Your kitchen design’s layout can be one of your best tools. Functionality is key!
Another important consideration is storage! How much storage do you need? Where within your kitchen design would you like to place storage?
Next, what colors will you use? First, what template of colors do you want to work with? What is the overarching theme and feel you hope to create? From these colors decide first the color of your floors, cabinets, and counter tops. These elements are more permanent within your kitchen and help to bring the kitchen design’s main feel to life. Now, for more fun: paint, backsplash, appliances, accents. The options are endless when creating your kitchen design. Have fun with it! This is your space. It is the heart of your home. Make sure that your kitchen design represents you and your home well!
Our third stop: lighting. When contemplating your kitchen design don’t be afraid of too much lighting. If you don’t need it, you turn it off. If you need it and it isn’t a part of your kitchen then you have to install more lighting, this can be frustrating and definitely more costly. When choosing lighting, be sure to consider the kitchen design’s layout. Where will you need light? Where will you need the option to dim lights? Do you need lights in any unique areas, such as around the baseboards, under your cabinets, inside of your cabinets, etc?
Lastly, think of what extra things might make your kitchen the most efficient. Do you need a special type of charging port? A custom designed pantry? Sliding cabinets? Hands-free sink? Be sure to add those special details to ensure that your kitchen design is the most efficient for you.
Remember! The most important thing about your kitchen is that you love it!