Things to Know while Designing your Kitchen

Designing your kitchen involves many factors including purpose, usage, how many people will be using the kitchen and of course your budget. Here are some things to know before you set off to design your kitchen:

  • Purpose:

    Determine the use of your kitchen. Except for cooking, you may use it a dining, gathering and living area as well. Depending on your lifestyle choices, the workflow of your kitchen will be designed. Once the purpose is clear, you may know which space will be of what use. It also suggests where you need to place the cabinets, the cooking stove and the dining table.

  • Function:

    Cabinets are the major storage space in modern Indian kitchens. Once you decide their placement, you have to determine the capacity of the cabinets. Check how deep or wide should the sections be. Plan on what you need to store in which section. Design the depth and height of cabinets and drawers respectively keeping in mind the objects going to be stored in them. For instance install slim drawers to store cutlery, and higher shelves to keep salad bowls and other large items.

  • Appearance:

    After the function and space allocation, the next thing to work on is the outer appearance. Select the perfect texture and finish for your cabinets and countertops. You can choose from a range of colors, patterns, designs and styles in Sleek kitchens. Add a framed painting or an attractive backsplash in the kitchen to elevate its visual appeal. These touches make the kitchen lively.

  • Design:

    You need to be practical while designing the kitchen. You need to give preference to basic requirements and budget over choice. It is not necessary that everything in your kitchen should match with each other. You may keep some monotony, for instance, if you match the color scheme of the cabinets then do not give them the same height. Use breaks between the cabinets and do not install them continuously along the wall to create visual monotony.

Plan your kitchen wisely. While designing the kitchen, you need to take care that you first fulfill the functional aspects and then cater to aesthetics. Another thing you need to take care is that you do not design it depending on an occasion or festival wherein there will be a gathering. But, you need to design it for your daily use. On most of the days, only a single person will be using the kitchen. So, it makes sense to design accordingly. To get the kitchen expert’s help while designing your kitchen, click here.


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