Kitchen design: The 7 steps to follow
Want to redo your kitchen? Take the time for reflection because the design of a kitchen depends on many parameters: which place does it occupy in your daily life and interior? How to equip your kitchen perfectly? And the list goes on. We have listed for you the criteria to take into consideration in the design of a kitchen. After that, you’ll just have to get started.
The kitchen design for small space is different from a large and especially if it is a kitchen open to the living room. As you will probably have understood, the layout of a kitchen is done on a case-by-case basis, so that it meets the constraints, the expectations, the needs of each and that it fits best into its inside. Come on, we help you to imagine its layout and equipment. To make sure that your kitchen project is a success. Open kitchen, closed or semi-open, with or without island? It’s up to you!
- The basics things of kitchen design
Do you have a large family, single, or a couple without children? Do you use your kitchen on an ad hoc basis? Are you a chef? From these facts, the choice in terms of layout, equipment, and pattern will be understood. Choices that are not trivial, when we know that a kitchen is renewed on average every 23 years.
- Thoughtful kitchen design with practicality
Comfort and ergonomics are important elements. Sometimes you spend time cooking, and this consists of many trips: refrigerator to the worktop, and oven preparation space. Spare no effort in arranging the place in the most practical way possible. For the implementation, cooks generally leave the triangle of activities that define the cooking space (plate, oven), that of washing (sink, dishwasher) and that of preparation/conservation (refrigerator).
- Succeed in the design of your kitchen is also based on a good organization of space
Before you start, an action plan is required. To help you define the layout, the kitchen designers have developed 3D software that allows you to build your project in just a few clicks.
- Select materials and finishes
Determining the type of material for furniture, facades, worktop, as well as their finishes will directly affect the price of the kitchen. If for the facades, solid wood is the most expensive, solutions such as veneer, PVC or chipboard melamine (the cheapest) make the note more affordable.
- Choose the appliance
Generally, when you create a kitchen design for small space, you opt for built-in appliances. A question of aesthetics and practicality, since the appliance disappears from the view or fits perfectly to the kitchen furniture. Moreover, the manufacturers have developed coordinated ranges (oven, dishwasher, and hob) and now offer colors other than the classic black and gray.
An island or not?
When we think of cooking, we often imagine having a large island. If this arrangement is dreaming many of us, a good tip: if you have a room of less than 15 m2, better to give it up. Because this furniture requires not only space to be functional enough, but also to circulate around, or use (if it has storage for example). All around, a space of at least 90 to 100 cm is required. This in order to open the cupboards without embarrassment.