A few tips on how to renovate your modern kitchen design!
Every home needs a kitchen and it needs to be as functional as it is pleasant to the eye. After all, preparing your meals and the meals you will share with your loved ones is much more fulfilling if you do it in a pleasant ambience. Read on to find out some ideas for the best modern kitchen design!
1 – Kitchen triangle obstructions
Kitchen design professionals refer to the sink, stove and refrigerator as the kitchen triangle. It’s the area of greatest activity, so designing a kitchen triangle requires careful planning and unobstructed access.
Regardless of your kitchen’s size or layout, if the work triangle is too small, people will be tripping over each other. If it’s too large, food preparation could be a tiring task.
2 – Wasted storage space
Finding a home for your appliances while keeping them easily accessible can be tricky. If your kitchen is small, consider installing extra-long upper cabinets with molding for extra storage space. Place lighting or greenery along the molding to draw the eyes up. Always install cabinets over the refrigerator. Not utilizing this area is a waste of storage space for large or seasonal kitchen items. Finally, install shelves across the backs of the lower kitchen cabinet.
3 – Not enough counter space
Considering all the kitchen activities that require a countertop, as well as appliances that are permanently located there, you want to fit as much open horizontal surface area in a kitchen as possible. An easy way to do this is by adding an island or breakfast bar to an L-shaped kitchen.
4 – Bad lighting
Proper kitchen task lighting is safety is important when it comes to handling sharp knives and other kitchen tools. Plus, the more light you have in the room, the better you can show off your design elements.
For your kitchen, evaluate the work areas and focus on providing each spot with the light it needs. Consider adding lighting directly above all the main work areas.
5 – Skipping the backsplash?
Think about all the steam, water and grease in the kitchen, and you’ll understand why installing a backsplash above the cooktop and counters is a smart way to keep your kitchen clean. It’s much easier to clean grease off a backsplash made of tile, metal or plastic than paint or wallpaper.
6 – Poor ventilation
The best kitchen design fades in the presence of stinky cooking odors. Inexpensive range hoods simply circulate dirty, stale air, while a good ventilation system will improve the quality of your indoor air. It also helps keep your kitchen cleaner and extends the life of your appliances.
7 – Choosing the wrong kitchen island
You may be surprised to learn that kitchen islands can waste a lot of space. Choosing the wrong island or placing it in the wrong spot can be a mess, especially in a work area that gets overly cluttered.
8 – Ignoring your recycling
As recycling becomes even more important, dealing with trash in kitchen design has gone beyond sticking a bin under the sink. Make a plan to manage your trash efficiently and responsibly – incorporate sorting bins for recyclables into your kitchen design.
9 – Going too trendy
Although it’s not necessarily a mistake, the latest kitchen trends and high-end equipment may not be the best choices. Trendy colors and designs have a short lifespan, and you may never see a return on your large investments in the latest kitchenware. Look for kitchen innovations and appliances that are timeless.
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