Creating a kitchen that represents you, your personality and your lifestyle takes a bit of planning (and often a great designer). Hopefully the following tips will help you to perfect your space so that you can live happily ever after in it!
Ignore Other People’s Opinions
Your dream kitchen may be bright pink, exclusively white, or filled with eclectic pieces that make you smile, the chances are that it will not suit everybody’s taste but that is perfectly ok because it’s not everybody’s kitchen. It is your kitchen so focus on your own desires rather than the opinions of others.
If At First You Don’t Succeed
Sometimes we get it wrong with our interiors, the wrong choice of colour, material or piece of furniture can at times be an expensive mistake and living with it could drive you nuts!
Putting it right may be painful but you will be so glad you did…
The interior of our homes is never truly a finished project, if you are inspired to change or add something to your space, why not go for it!
Prepare For Wear & Tear
The kitchen is subject to more traffic than any other room in your home, so it is crucial to make sure it’s up to the job. Compromising on quality in the kitchen will only cost you more in the end, so it makes sense to choose forgiving materials and high quality fixtures, fittings and furniture that will stay looking great for many years to come.
Surround Yourself With Things That You Love
From the artwork on the walls to your choice of appliances and products, surround yourself with things that make you smile, so that every time you walk into the room you feel happy. An incredible coffee machine, your favourite scented hand soap and lotion, open shelves displaying your favourite wares… These things give your home its individuality.
A well made bespoke kitchen will last for generations and of course, over time your style will change. Choosing a timeless kitchen design rather than going for the latest fad will ensure your space does not become dated and incorporating elements like glass fronted cabinets and open shelving will give you a platform to adapt and change the look of your kitchen when the mood takes you.
Ditch The Clutter
Kitchens tend to become a little overrun with clutter as time goes by and getting rid of any unnecessary items will refresh your space and give it a new lease of life. That third bottle opener that is not up to the job, mismatching glasses or food items that have outlived their use by date are taking up space that could be put to better use.
If you haven’t used it in the last year or so, the chances are that you never will. Avoid putting things in black bags where they will end up in landfill, instead recycle or pass it on to someone else wherever possible.
Why not look through our online portfolio for inspiration for your own kitchen design and bookmark your favourite ideas for later!