The kitchen is the heart of any home and where family members will typically spend the majority of their time. With the kitchen being such an integral part of any home, designing it means you not only need to consider the practicalities, but also how to make the space comfortable and inviting..
A well designed kitchen will have a layout which gives you access to all the important areas you need, easily. Designers use a technique called zone planning, which is is used to define areas for the five most important places in your kitchen which are usually comprised of consumables, non-consumables, cleaning, preparation and cooking.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when they are designing their kitchen is that they do not allow enough room for storage. You will be surprised at just how much storage you require in a kitchen. Think about all those pots, pans, jars and utensils that will need a place. If possible, use every single corner of your kitchen and find clever storage ideas so everything will have a home of its own. Deep drawers and corner cupboards are also a great way to store things as they offer up more room than conventional cupboards.
Have a think about the areas you use most in the kitchen and try to design the room around those needs. Try and place frequently used items in cupboards or drawers that you can access easily and on a level that is right for your height. You should also apply height considerations when designing your worktop, as the last thing you want is for it to be built too high or low, which might cause you pain.
Make sure there are power sources in the right places for the appliances you intend to have fitted in your kitchen and make sure you have the right gas or electric lines fitted as well.
Designing a kitchen can be difficult. It helps to get the experts in. Darren James Interiors specialise in designing, manufacturing and installing premium kitchens and bathrooms. Formed in 2005, Darren James and his leading team of design experts have very quickly built a reputation for delivering high quality products which are both modern and sophisticated.
So, if you are looking to create your dream kitchen, then get in touch with Darren James Interiors today.