When looking at kitchen designs and ideas, there are a number of considerations to reflect upon. However, having a functional space is the most important. After all, you wish to get a kitchen layout that will work well for your needs.
You should give careful attention to where you will place the key components like the stove, cabinets, refrigerator and island. This will ensure that you have plenty of cooking, eating and entertaining space. Additionally, you should never forget storage. Because your kitchen contains lots of pans, pots, utensils and small appliances, make sure you have adequate storage space nearby.
A modern kitchen space ought to be pleasant and welcoming to visitors. You can bring vibrancy and personality to your space by applying colorful, high-quality materials.
Function And Style Considerations
Good taste and truly great design are always relevant. The key to a kitchen that is well-designed lies in getting a balance between function and style. The winning combination will be influenced as much by your passion for great cooking as by the latest in terms of technology and appliance trends.
According to The Kitchen Designer Journal, there are several outstanding trends emerging in kitchen design:
1. High Capacity Fridges
With the increasing interest in home entertainment, maintaining bulk food freshness is becoming increasingly important. Hence, an emerging trend is a new interest in refrigerators with larger capacity. It’s becoming apparent that bigger is better as many homeowners seek to get additional shelf space, and bigger vegetable and fruit containers.
2. Beautiful Black Is Back
Today, Australians are looking at global trends for culinary inspiration, and it’s not any different when it comes to designing the kitchen. The European trend for black kitchen items and appliances, including ovens and fridges, is catching on in Australia. This is seen as a stylish substitute to the traditional white or stainless steel set up. It’s emerging as a perfect way to make your own design statement, adding depth and contrast with the darker surfaces.
An easy way of introducing this sophisticated, classic color into your new design is by going for black countertops or cabinetry.
3. Integrated Kitchen
The trending products and features are all about convenience in the kitchen. Many homeowners are going for plans and designs which are completely integrated for an uncluttered and sleek look. You’re sure to enjoy a design that gives a seamless flow.
4. Modern-Traditional Style
Designs that successfully blend traditional and modern elements are being taunted as the most inspiring in 2015, by kitchen experts. Modern elements in design such as chrome handles and glass backsplashes are being substituted with features exuding traditional charm and style, like tiles as well as black and brushed-nickel kitchen fittings.
5. Minimal Wall Cabinets
Although the open-plan kitchen has been a popular choice for many years, when you go for minimal wall cabinets they further enhance the spaciousness of your cooking area. As you plan for this cabinetry approach, take heed of the Australian Standard AS 4386 guidelines for domestic kitchen installations. The Standard sets out several minimum requirements when installing a domestic wall cabinet.