The Best Kitchen Design Tips for a Family Home

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Today’s post will help you identify the best kitchen design tips before you embark on a kitchen renovation project. 

As Jona Lewie used to sing in 1980, ‘you’ll always find me in the kitchen at parties’. This is still true almost 30 years later, and it doesn’t look like we’re going to fall out of love with our kitchens any time soon.

People are forever looking to design a modern kitchen to impress their friends and make their house a home.

When you decide that it is time to renovate your kitchen or even build a new one, there are so many different details that you have to keep in mind.

So, we asked ourselves what should people consider as they design their kitchen? What design elements do you recommend? What tricks of the trade can you share?

If you would like to find out about the best kitchen design tips, read on.

The BEST Kitchen Design Tips for a Family Home:

Make Room for Storage

The largest mistake people make at the planning stage is not allowing for enough storage.

Use every nook and cranny. Put overhead cabinets right up to the ceiling rather than leaving a gap on top that collects dust.

Consider deep drawers for easier access to pots and pans and include enough storage for appliances that otherwise would clutter up worktops.

Get the Lighting Right

Lighting is imperative in most rooms of the house, but especially the kitchen. Overhead lighting is insufficient in the kitchen.

Natural light, recessed lighting and lighting fixtures can come together to create a sparkling, vibrant space.

Many people even consider a kitchen extension in order to make sure there is enough natural light available in the kitchen area.

Quite a drastic kitchen design tip but worth considering. 

Make Sure the Layout Works

The three most important elements of your kitchen design are the stove, the refrigerator, and the sink.

Cooking and cleaning your kitchen can sometimes end up being a needlessly difficult and joyless task if you need to run laps around a poorly designed layout.

A good kitchen triangle layout will give you the freedom to easily jump between the three while cooking.

It should also provide enough space so that if you are cooking alongside someone else, you won’t constantly be knocking into each other.

This is one kitchen design tip it’s always worth incorporating into your plans, particularly in a family home

Be Consistent

Using a comparable palette of materials and making sure that you use a unified colour scheme across an open plan space is relatively effective in creating a cohesive interior.

Many professional kitchen companies will use cabinetry for the dining space which matches units.

Picking up accent colours used within the kitchen in the dining space will help tie these spaces together.

Symmetry and repetition of shape help too — for example, introducing a dining table of similar proportions to the kitchen island will make the space feel unified and give your kitchen a quality look and feel.

Choose a Focal Point

Splashy tile, fancy floors, sizable range hoods, bright kitchen cabinets, and busy countertop patterns give the eye too much to process all at once.

Pick one focal point in your kitchen design and complement that area with a few other subtle, eye-catching details.

Do you have any other kitchen design tips you like to use?

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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1 Comment

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    May 3, 2019 / 9:58 am

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