Design the kitchen of your dreams where you can socialize, cook up a storm, and also have beautiful decor.
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The kitchen is no longer simply a space used for preparing and cooking food, you now find kitchens all over the world being used for multiple different purposes, such as socialising, working, relaxing and of course, dining. With so many new uses to consider, the design process for the kitchen has changed slightly and is now much more tailored to the homeowner and their lifestyle requirements. In order to achieve a warm and welcoming kitchen that has a luxurious edge, whilst ticking all of the boxes practicality wise, there are a few key things to consider throughout the design process.
Create a Flow
When designing a room that requires different areas for different purposes, it’s always very beneficial to create designated areas to ensure the room flows smoothly. The moment you enter a room your eyes are instantly drawn to the main focal point within the room, which in the kitchen is often the main body of the kitchen area or kitchen island. By dedicating certain areas of the room, you can ensure the room has enough space to accommodate every aspect, without it looking overcrowded or messy. A section for dining, relaxing and working would work perfectly leading on from the main are of the kitchen, where the food prep and cooking is done. If you combine all elements together then you’ll find it much harder to decorate and differentiate the different areas that you’re working with.
Quality is everything when you are aiming for a luxurious décor style, especially when designing the kitchen. With so many different materials available, it can be very easy to determine which materials are good quality and aesthetically pleasing, over the materials that have been cheaper and don’t necessarily look the part. It’s always important to shop around before settling on your chosen materials and finishes, but once you find the perfect style for your kitchen, you can then focus on designing the areas that will be using this material. Decide exactly what style you want for your walls, flooring, and even cabinets. Whether you’re looking at simple units, or cashmere luxury shaker units, it’s all down to personal preference and what makes your kitchen work for you.
Introducing luxury to your kitchen can be challenging, especially if you want to stick to a reasonable budget without spending a small fortune on handles and pulls. This is when you find it especially useful and beneficial to shop around a little before you invest in the finer details. Kitchen cabinet handles and pulls are a really important choice when designing your kitchen, as they will give the perfect finishing touch to your cupboards that will enhance the luxurious feel. Whilst it’s always beneficial to shop around and get the best price for your accessories, it’s still important to invest a little money into them, as the better-quality items will last for a much longer period of time and will ensure longevity.
Aesthetically Pleasing Touches
Designing your kitchen with plenty of storage and space is essential, especially when you want to achieve a chic, luxurious look. Try to focus on keeping all items stored away in cupboards, to prevent the countertops and tables becoming crowded and busy. Having clear, neat spaces enables the room to look stylish and chic, enhancing the beautiful design of the kitchen and highlighting the different details you’ve included. You can then introduce additional features such as art to give the room an aesthetically pleasing touch that will bring life and character to the space.