Kitchen Interior Designs.... a perfect modern kitchen is one that harmoniously balances a striking aesthetic appeal with utmost convenience and functionality..... whoa, that is a mouthful, but it is so true, I just had to start this way!
Which boils down to this.....
In today's modern lifestyle, and the stresses that comes with it, many of us crave for a simpler way of living. We want spaces that are not only functional, but also warm and calming. So when you do your new kitchen interior design, keep this in mind.....
Do you know why I love my kitchen?
Because there is a place for everything and everyone! It is warm and cozy and everyone loves to gather there.
I spent months planning, designing and making sure I thought of everything.....
Then I re-planned, did some more research and eventually I could feel it in my gut.....
I could FEEL when I came to that final kitchen interior design.....
This is exactly what I want and what my family needs....
No proper kitchen interior design happens by accident. It takes time and effort. You need to look at your old kitchen and then decide which problems you need to solve.....
But the good news is that you too van have the kitchen of your dreams!
Let's work together and create something spectacular for your new kitchen interior design.
Lets look at the top 7 steps for beautiful kitchen interior designs.....
If you consider these 7 steps and bring your own flair and creativity into the mix, you WILL have a beautiful, functional hub where all your friends and family will spent many happy hours together!
There is a subtle art to setting up your kitchen interior design that functions to its fullest capacity. And by "fullest capacity", I mean the capacity that your family requires.....
For your kitchen layout to be a success, it is essential that you plan in meticulous detail.
One of the most important things you must keep in mind when you do your kitchen interior design, is that it must suit your lifestyle and your needs.
One of the first things to do when you start with your kitchen interior design, is to list all the items and accessories you would like to have in the kitchen, such as:
Remember that space and proper layout is of utmost importance, and one of the things that most people regret once they have installed their new kitchen is the fact that they do not have sufficient counter space, so number two on the list is.....
Modern kitchen interior designs dictate that your kitchen counters must be uncluttered and easy to clean, while also contributing to the beauty of your kitchen.
Counter tops can either make a statement or they can fade away into the background. So choose wisely and make the tops part of the overall visual image you want to create.
Make sure that you have enough counter-top work space. One always needs more space than what you initially think.
A lot of counter-top work space is taken up by utensils and small appliances used during the food preparation, so while you do your kitchen layout design, keep this in mind.
When the kids then also want to do their homework at the counter-top, you will suddenly be frustrated with the little space that is now available for preparing that special meal.
Keep in mind that the appliances need power to operate, so decide now where the most convenient place will be to place them, so that the electrical outlets can also be planned.
Another trend is to install counter tops at different levels for different tasks. For cutting and chopping one wants a higher counter top, but for kneading and baking, you will need a lower one again.
The layout of the kitchen and choosing the style are two different design functions.
Layout determines where things are placed in order to make the kitchen more functional, while style is the visual statement you want to make.
When you decide on your kitchen layout design, it is best to go for a tried and tested kitchen layout.
The size and shape of your kitchen will obviously have a major influence on the way your kitchen will be laid out, so depending on the size of your kitchen, decide on one of the basic configurations for the space available.
You can always combine design configurations too. Nothing stops you from adding a small island to a one row kitchen. Even if the space is limited, this may just give you that little extra work area you require.
For a lot more detail on the different kitchen layout designs you can choose from, follow this link and see what will suit your needs best, whether it be a.....
And don't feel constrained by the concept of the kitchen triangle if it doesn't work for you.
Sometimes it is best to colour outside the lines and this may just be what the doctor (or in this case, it will be the sjef..... wink, wink) ordered for your kitchen.....
Once you have decided on your layout, you need to give some thought to other areas in the kitchen too in order to create flow and make the space work at it's optimum.
Your kitchen cabinet design is an essential part of the functioning of your kitchen; too little storage space is not only irritating, it also creates unnecessary clutter.
Cabinets are the backbone of any kitchen. The kitchen cabinet layout determines the traffic patterns for the entire room and their size, appearance and construction will influence your choice of flooring and counter tops.
The cabinets are one of the first elements to catch your eye and draw you into the kitchen. But it is also the most difficult to design, as one almost always feels "deprived" of enough storage space once the kitchen is complete.
The kitchen has to accommodate a lot of equipment and it is always difficult to keep it clutter free. With some careful planning however, you can find a home for everything.
Here are some very handy tips that will help you to create that clutter free kitchen, while you still have everything handy when needed.
Think about your current kitchen.....
Also go to my kitchen cabinet ideas for even more inspiration.
When it comes to kitchen interior designs, your kitchen lighting is extremely important as it must make it easy to see what your are doing, but it should also create a beautiful ambiance for those long get-togethers for family and friends.
Good lighting is an absolute must for the kitchen where people use sharp knives and handle pots with boiling liquids.
The use of natural and artificial lighting is what sets your kitchen apart and transform it into that space where everyone wants to be.
The key to successful lighting is to use different sources - obviously windows are the best source for natural lighting.
Don't only have fixtures against the ceiling. Have some low hanging fixtures too, especially above the island and then also fixtures that are hidden from view, like down lighting above the kitchen counter tops.
Kitchen lighting is divided into different categories:
For much more detail on the above categories of lighting, please visit my kitchen lighting design page.
For me, the kitchen island is what really sets the modern kitchen apart from the old 1970's and 80's styles and around these are where most of our family memories are made.
So make the kitchen island your focal point!
If you don't have an island fitted in your kitchen, choose a corner where you can place some stunning art work or hang a beautiful picture. Something that draws the eye and something that sets your kitchen apart from any other kitchen ever designed.
Just a few pointers I want to highlight here before we go into deeper design detail for the different styles of kitchen interior designs you may want to consider.