Designing a kitchen can be one of the hardest elements of renovating and upgrading your house. This is because there are so many different opportunities and then design considerations following on from those that one person’s kitchen may look entirely different to someone else’s. For instance, Gordon Ramsay has unveiled that he has two kitchens in his home, one on the bottom floor, and one on the top. The top floor kitchen is his personal laboratory as it were, with a keycode on the door to prevent his family from distracting him as he comes up with a range of incredible items and explores cuisine for his cookbooks.
Of course, it’s rare that you’ll have this opportunity, but if you do, more power to you. However, before we start thinking about curating a luxury second kitchen for our indulgence, let’s figure out how to perfect our first one. First, you need to know what you want from your kitchen in order to make those decisions to begin with. As far as that’s concerned, we’d love to offer the following advice:
Visit Kitchen Showrooms
Visiting kitchen showrooms can help you understand exactly what you would like your space to look like, because in an online or visual context you can use measurements to translate this design showcase to how your space may be utilized. From how to assign space around the countertops to storing kitchen cabinets and how you may keep certain utilities such as cupboards, the dishwasher and refrigerator overlaid with cabinet panels to keep the design cohesive can be important to recognize, and through this approach, you’ll have managed to do just that.
Look At Your Culinary Habits
Your culinary habits are also important to identify. This isn’t to say that you should only stick to one kind of diet after designing a kitchen around it, but it can’t hurt to think of this when making those decisions. For instance, a larger countertop might be suitable for those who enjoy carving meats, or perhaps added shelving could be used for those who enjoy growing their own produce, implementing a side-on herb garden, or if they may enjoy curing meats. Simple choices can flow from this, such as using a larger enamel drainage side for the sink rather than the usual materials we find in modern homes. Culinary habits can influence a great deal of our potential, so always consider them.
Consider Your Family
Also, be sure to consider the needs of your family. For instance, if you have two grown-up children coming to visit you from time to time, the need for a large table within the middle of the kitchen may not be required where side stools or pull out-table options could be utilized. For a younger, more communal family, eating together may be part of the familial experience. If we can arrange our homes to this degree, we have a chance to make the design of our kitchen not only beautiful but suitable for us.
With this advice, we hope you can get to know your personal kitchen requirements with more confidence.