If you are starting with a blank canvas, it is important to set priorities in terms of the layout and zoning, in order to achieve your dream kitchen.
Most people are aware of the ergonomics needed in a kitchen area, a working triangle formed by sink, hob and fridge is a popular solution, however, it is also important to consider including a prep area to ensure the space is even more functional. These crucial points are often overlooked until after you have begun living and working in the space.
Do not forget that the kitchen will also have people travelling through it for all kinds of reasons, not just to use as a cooking area. To look after everyone’s needs, ensure you have enough room to work (within easy distance of all appliances) and that there’s room for other people to be around, but not in the way (as this would really ruin the overall kitchen / lifestyle ambiance).
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, it is where we sit down with other members of the family, it is where we hang out, it’s where everyday life happens. Some points to consider when discussing your kitchen with your designer are things such as;
How often to you cook your meals?
How has your kitchen use changed?
Are there things you need from your kitchen now that you did not before?
Has it become a home-schooling space?
Is it the venue for virtual work meetings and catch-ups with friends and family?
Will this experience change your future lifestyle habits?
If so, what do you now really want to create?
What you have is an opportunity to plan something that is more than a standard kitchen, more than a practical space and with our expertise, more than you could have imagined.
We have a flair for interior design ideas and innovative spatial solutions. Over the past 15 years we have helped design and create many many beautiful kitchens and if you are currently looking for a spot of motivation or inspiration, you know you can call us for a chat!
Have a great weekend
Clinton and Fiona