The kitchen brings life into the house. So much so, that people spend more time there than they realize. Therefore, for such an important room, it is crucial to adopt a design that is both functional and looks good. Consequently, it is essential that once you are designing your kitchen, you choose a design that you will be comfortable with. It is vital to research before you make any decisions, especially on aspects such as the kitchen cabinets, islands, and the general design you decide to adopt. There are, therefore, a few points to consider when starting on this venture. They include:
1. The space between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling.
When you decide to leave some space between the kitchen cabinet and ceiling, it serves no purpose. In most cases, it is too small to store anything. Moreover, it only collects dust, thereby creating a cleaning problem in the kitchen. Therefore, it is more practical to design your cabinets to go as high as the ceiling. This makes use of the usually wasted space, adding more storage space to the kitchen. Furthermore, it is easier to maintain, as when it fills up, it prompts you to de-clutter, rather than hide the clutter away for those that have space above the cabinets.
2. Don’t go overboard
Designing your kitchen is an exciting experience. Therefore, it is easy to get carried away. Consequently, you must not over-design your kitchen. Instead, choose a design that you feel works best for you and hold fast to your decision. Choose a simple design that looks good and offers you the functionality you need.
3. Leave some space in the kitchen
It is important to remember that you should not fill all the wall space in your kitchen with kitchen cabinets. As with all things, the secret to a beautiful design is a balance. You should ensure that there is a right balance between storage space available, your kitchen’s functionality, and the general aesthetic.
4. Leave some storage space for your appliances
Kitchen appliances are good assets as they make work easier. However, it is essential to remember that most appliances should remain concealed, especially when they are not in use. Therefore, when designing, you should leave ample storage space to store these devices. Failure to consider this leaves your kitchen looking small, as these appliances will take up space that they need not have to.