When you’re designing your dream home, one of the most important rooms is the kitchen. You will spend a significant amount of time in this space, so you want it to be both functional and stylish. Here are four things to think about when designing the space so you can create the perfect kitchen.
Because your countertops are the place where you prepare food, you need them to be functional and easy to clean. You also want them to look nice because they serve as a focal point of the kitchen. While there are many types and colors of countertops to choose from, it is important to choose one that matches the tone and décor scheme you want. For example, rustic butcher block countertops look amazing in a farmhouse-style kitchen but will throw off the aesthetic if you are going for a more modern look. Alaska White Original Granite Countertops may add to a modern kitchen but are less traditional than darker shades of granite. The options are nearly endless but the countertops you choose will set the tone for your kitchen.
If you don’t have enough storage space, your kitchen will feel cramped and cluttered so you may not have the space you need to cook the way you want to. Having plenty of storage space is essential for creating a functional kitchen. Make sure you have space to store food and additional storage for pots, pans, gadgets and utensils. You may even want to consider installing a kitchen island to give you additional counter and storage space so your kitchen feels bigger even if it has limited square footage.
You may think a backsplash a strictly for aesthetic purposes. While the main purpose of a backsplash is to add style and color to your kitchen, it also has functional value. A backsplash uses tiles to cover the wall between your cabinets and countertops and it is easier to clean. You don’t have to worry about stained walls when you have a backsplash. Because there are dozens of color and pattern combinations to choose from, you can find the perfect one to accent your kitchen. Choose a combination that coordinates with the color of your cabinets and countertops.
Shelving is a great way to add to the aesthetic value of your kitchen. Use open shelving to display kitchen utensils and cookware in an attractive way that is also easy to access so cooking is easier. Open shelving is a modern trend that offers both functional and stylish value.
You may be overwhelmed by the process of designing your dream kitchen. There are many things to think of to make your kitchen both functional and stylish without blowing your budget, but using these four tips gives you a great place to start. Before you finalize the design for the kitchen in your dream home, make sure you consider each of these elements so you can be sure your new kitchen will meet your needs while being a cozy, inviting space you are proud of.