Your kitchen is an integral part of your life. It is where meals are lovingly prepared and memories are created. In fact, a well-designed kitchen is one of the most enjoyable rooms in the home and one of the first rooms visitors are greeted by. It is often the first thing visitors notice about your home and is often the reason many purchase a home within its vicinity. A beautiful kitchen deserves an equally beautiful interior decor.
Unfortunately, most homeowners make the biggest mistakes when it comes to furnishing their kitchens. Furniture that is too bulky and cluttering can completely alter the look of your kitchen and reduce the flow of movement in the room. Furthermore, a cramped and cluttered kitchen is not conducive to good conversation or creating scrumptious meals. Therefore, a well thought out interior design for your kitchen is the key to enjoying this wide open space. Here are a few tips from experts in interior design to help you get started.
The majority of kitchens these days have countertops. Countertops come in many different types, sizes and colors. They can either be made of solid wood or have a laminate finish to resemble real wood. When choosing countertops for your kitchen’s consider the appliances that you plan to keep in your kitchen to ensure that your countertops are durable enough to withstand years of hard use.
Another important feature to consider in the design of your kitchen is the backsplash. If you have young children, a backlash may help keep them safe and entertained as they perform their homework or play around the kitchen. A splash of color in the middle of the backsplash area can help brighten up the room, as well. Similarly, if your counters and appliances are in dark shades, consider installing wall art to add a dash of color.
Once you have determined the theme for your kitchen and your countertops and backsplash, the next important feature to consider is the style of cabinets that you will need. There are many styles available, and your interior designer can help you determine which cabinet styles will work best with the appliances and cabinets that you have chosen. If you have an overall white painted kitchen, choose white cabinets to complement the white color scheme. However, if you have black appliances and cabinets, you may want to consider red cabinet handles to match the black appliances. Similarly, if your kitchen is pink, go with brown cabinet hardware.
Finally, one of the biggest mistakes people make when renovating their kitchen is stocking up on new appliances. While it’s nice to think that your family will love the fact that you have spent an afternoon washing dishes instead of doing dishes, in reality this just adds up to clutter. In addition to having lots of appliances, you should also have lots of dishes, cups, pots and pans. By storing these items out of sight, you free up space in the kitchen and this will allow you to buy the things you really need. As far as buying appliances go, remember to shop around and compare prices. Even though you may be tempted to buy the cheapest appliance you can find, by doing so you will probably end up replacing it within a few years!