We share with you 15 amazing home kitchen designs, as well as some tips to transform your kitchen.
The way in which we use our kitchens has changed dramatically. We lead much less formal lives and cook more informal meals, so many homes incorporate an everyday dining area in the kitchen. The kitchen has become the center of family life and as a result, it is probably the one area of the house where we spend some time decorating it. Here are some tips that you can grab to redesign your space. Take a look!
Erin Paige Pitts Design
When designing a kitchen, we must put function first. There is no ideal kitchen shape. Whether it’s a galley or U- or L-shaped, plan for the sink, fridge, and cooktop to form a triangle, with some space between each for ease of movement.
Design by Paul Bentham
Vincent Sagart Design
The biggest mistake people make at the planning stage is not allowing for enough storage. Use every nook and cranny. Put overhead cabinets right up to the ceiling, rather than leaving a gap on top that collects dust. Consider deep drawers for easier access to pots and pans, and include enough storage for appliances that otherwise would clutter up countertops.
Steven Volpe’s kitchen design
Unlike in other rooms of the house, overhead lighting is sometimes insufficient in kitchens. In the kitchen, you don’t want the light behind you, casting a shadow on the workspace. You need it positioned to fall in front of you. For character, add a chandelier.
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Bar chairs in the kitchen
The kitchen has taken over from the dining room as the place to relax and socialize. A bar with stools offers extra kitchen workspace and acts as a barrier between the kitchen proper and its dining area. It is sometimes good to install the sink in an island unit, as it keeps it hidden from view in a kitchen/dining space. All family members need something different from a kitchen – whether it is an Aga, somewhere to do homework or watch TV.
Combining contemporary and traditional influences in a design and the kitchen is one room where you can go to town with technology. Chic new appliances, a good-quality oven, and practical storage units that look sleek are essential.
See also: 25 Astonishing Modern Dining Tables
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