Today’s kitchens are marked by a minimalist design approach, whether it be for a new kitchen, part of a refurbishment or a brand new makeover. This also applies to however you want to stamp your personality in the most important room in the home. It works anywhere from vibrant colour combinations to unassuming refinement.
Minimalist interior design sensibly has been with us in one form or another since the 30’s modernist movement. Nowadays has become the de facto style for the uncluttered and elegant looking home.
Now, whilst it might be tempting for the design savvy among us to go ahead and design our own kitchens’, it must be stressed that you’ll be best served by using a skilled and experienced new kitchen designer. The designer will look at the bigger picture and work in conjunction with you from concept to fruition to fulfill your desired look.
And here’s a list of ten simple mistakes that the designer could stop you making.
1. Wasting Storage Space.
This is a common problem that leads to much regret, especially in smaller homes.
2. Having inadequate Counter Space.
Not having enough elbow room will make every single job a real chore.
3. Having counters at the wrong heights.
Will cause many more problems than just bad backs and inconvenience, this could seriously affect your hips & posture over time.
4. Poor or incorrect lighting.
Can lead to eyesight problems, headaches and tiredness.
5. Forgetting a splash back.
Mold and damp leads to health, as well as structural problems.
6. Poor Ventilation.
Yet more health problems and unwanted smells
7. Choosing the wrong Kitchen Island.
Don’t install a static island when you may well require a mobile one, nor have a breakfast bar overhang where you need more storage space.
8. Ignoring your waste disposal and recycling needs.
Apart from it playing on your conscience there’ll be even more mess and smells that will be seriously unwelcomed in a confined space.
9. Appliances and fixtures in the incorrect places.
This especially applies to electrical sockets.
10. Forgetting to provide wide enough walkways.
Continually squeezing past objects and also other people will become very tiresome.
Apart from having an eye for what is aesthetically pleasing; your new kitchen designer will also be spatially aware and understand all the practicalities involved. This applies with regard to usage of materials, finish, colour and functionality too. Also in addition to this, your designer will have a list of proven, competent, craftsmen and an array of home planner 3D & 5D tools at their disposal.
Like anything else in the kitchen of your home, it has to make sense, materials have to be used wisely. This is all part of the point of minimalism; the space will need to breathe and display a sense of balance with clean lines.
Lastly, don’t forget that it’s more often than not the kitchen will be the one room to actually sell your home when or if that time comes!