How to come up with unique kitchen design ideas
When building your home, the most important factor for every room is useability. How will it work on a day-to-day basis? Will you find yourselves tripping over each other and wishing you’d thought the space through more? More than any other space in the home, this rings true for the heart of the home – your kitchen. The kitchen has to be one of the most utilised spaces in the entire house, so while aesthetics are important, functionality is essential. With so much more to think about when designing a kitchen than simply choosing the whitegoods and tapware, we thought we’d give you a helping hand. Here are our top kitchen design ideas:
Kitchen design idea #1: Make it timeless
It’s completely fine to admit that not every look will stand the test of time. I mean, the kitschy greens, oranges and browns we saw in the 70’s and 80’s are hardly going to be making a comeback any time soon. But could that have been predicted at the time? Well, it’s hard to say. But what we can say for sure is that there will be elements that will be easier to replace (financially AND logistically) than others. Focus on a fairly sensible countertop that will stand the test of time – from a quality perspective, as well as the aesthetic – and then have your fun with the smaller pieces – taps, décor and maybe even your splashbacks.
Kitchen design idea #2: Make it functional
Your kitchen should absolutely fit your lifestyle, rather than the other way around. Our greatest kitchen design ideas are based around how our clients can make the most of their space. Your kitchen acts as a place to cook, commune, complete assignments and homework and that most magnificent latest artwork.
A big consideration is how you’ll actually use the space – especially if there’s more than one of you likely to be using your kitchen at any one time. Do you have enough circulation space? Is the dishwasher really going to be best suited to being placed around the corner? Can the hob be on the main kitchen island instead of the back bench? What happens when you’re entertaining?
So many kitchen design ideas, so little time…
Kitchen design idea #3: Always add more storage
If you’ve been following The Home Edit at all, you’ll know storage solutions are the secret to a happy household. Planning in storage solutions is an essential stage in the kitchen design process. There are so many clever storage ideas out there that will not break the bank, whether you incorporate them in your cabinetry or retrofit them afterwards… And yes, once you’ve planned in your storage, find a way to add more – you’ll always use it!
Your kitchen design ideas don’t need to be complicated, but make sure you choose what you love and what will best serve how you see yourselves living in your home. While trends may change, and the way you use your space will evolve over time, one thing will always remain the same: the need for practical, high-quality cabinetry that will last the test of wear and tear over the years. Here at Vivid Home Builders, all our cabinetry is custom made for our home designs and specific to our clients’ needs. If you’d like to spend some time talking through your dream kitchen design ideas, it’s time to swing by for an obligation-free chat. Simply schedule an appointment with our experienced team, or visit our stunning display home at:
61 Spring Way, Nikenbah, Hervey Bay, QLD, 4655