Designing kitchens is fun and exciting. However, make sure that before you focus on the aesthetics, you consider the functional elements of a kitchen that are important to you, and then incorporate the visual elements around them. Before you start designing your kitchen, ask yourself these 5 questions.
1. How do I want to use my kitchen? If you plan on entertaining, a kitchen island will be critical for you. If you prefer privacy while you cook, a smaller kitchen will no doubt be better for you.
2. Who’s likely to be in the kitchen at the same time? If you have a lot of family members or friends that like to cook or clean up at the same time, it’s important to take that into consideration when planning the layout of your kitchen as well.
3. What do you eat more, fresh food or packaged items? If you eat mostly frozen meals then you’ll need to create a space for a large refrigerator and freezer, as well as a large pantry. If you eat mostly fresh foods, then storage space will be less of an issue, and you can reserve more space for preparation.
5. Do you like displaying your appliances? Or do you prefer a pristine look with everything hidden away? If you don’t like things out in the open, you’ll have to design your kitchen with plenty of cupboards so there’s room to tuck everything out of sight.