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5 Essential Kitchen Design Tips for Your Dream Home

The kitchen is the most important and often most expensive room in the house! So lets get it done right the first time!

The kitchen, often deemed the heart of the home, is not only the most vital but also the costliest room in the house. Therefore, getting it right the first time is crucial!

With a broken record of comments repeating, "The kitchen is the heart of the home," we can't help but acknowledge its undeniable truth. I find myself frequently working with clients to design their kitchens, simply because of its immense significance. The kitchen plays numerous roles – it's the place for family fun, intimate moments, entertaining guests, the social hub of the home and the epicenter of learning experiences; think school homework at the bench, cooking lessons etc. No matter the day, weather, time, or purpose, the kitchen is a versatile space. But beyond functionality, let's strive to make our kitchens beautifully designed.

When I approach kitchen design, I treat joinery with the same thoughtfulness as designing furniture because that's precisely what it is. Just as we choose furniture that suits its purpose, the available space, and our personal style, we should apply the same principles to kitchen design.

Kitchen Design: Facts to Consider

  • Layout - This is not just the classic working triangle. The design and the flow within your kitchen goes well beyond the 'working triangle' and plays a direct relationship with the adjoining spaces. So dig more deeply into finding the perfect layout and flow for you and your home.

  • Function - Go through the general kitchen lists from prep zones, cooking zone, wash zone and then branch out beyond that to ensure your kitchen serves you and your family perfectly. Consider coffee stations, appliance cupboards, changing/technology zones, even sneaky drink or bar nooks for those entertaining moments and even consider the spaces that will make family life run more smoothly. How you space plan and the purpose given to each and every inch will provide you with huge benefits in your day to day life.

  • Finishes - Start with a solid vision and STICK TO IT!! Don't get distracted by pretty things you see in stores just make sure everything comes back to your vision.

  • Kitchen Lighting Techniques - Here you need to include task and general lighting but you should also include feature and ambient lighting to create a mood and comfort for different times of the day and for different events. This is where you can take your design to the next level.

  • Focal point - What is your hero piece? That feature that drawers your eye and gives that designer look. Make sure you give this some thought and again ensure not too many elements are competing for attention.

As we wrap up this blog of the perfect kitchen, remember that your kitchen should be a reflection of you and your lifestyle. It's not just a functional space; it's a canvas for your daily life. Whether you're planning a complete kitchen overhaul or a few updates, keep these design tips in mind. And if you ever find yourself seeking expert guidance, KH Designed is here to transform your dream kitchen into a beautiful reality. Together, we'll craft a space that elevates your daily experiences and nurtures a lifetime of beautiful memories.



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