The kitchen is one of the most important parts of your house, used every day by the whole family. The area needs to allow people to cook and eat meals without obstruction or difficulty. Below are some things to consider in designing an efficient kitchen.
Wooden storage Cabinets
Using cheap materials in cupboards and other storage cabinets will only lessen the lifespan of the items. Stainless steel is one option to increase its longevity, however, it is not the type of material that gives a kitchen a homey feel.
Wooden storage cabinets are ideal additions to a great kitchen. They provide a traditional and warm atmosphere in the room which can help make guests feel comfortable. Unlike stainless steel or other similar materials, wood will not bounce the light and make your kitchen too bright.
More open space
Having more space in your kitchen can give you more options in choosing its design. This will also allow you to place more appliances and furniture in the room. The ideal kitchen setting can accommodate more than one cook for preparing meals each day. A breakfast bar is also handy for guests to chat while you prepare or children to do their homework while you work in the kitchen. A great kitchen is a place where a family of five can dine comfortably.
The right kitchen benchtops
A kitchen benchtop is one of the most used parts of the kitchen, depending on how you want it to function. Most people would use it as a place to prepare their meals while others are comfortable with eating their food on it. It can also be used by families for reading the paper, studying or some other work.
If the benchtop is going to be used mostly for dining, it is highly recommended to have a wooden surface. This insulated material is warm to the touch in the morning and in the cold season. As mentioned above, furniture used with timber has a longer lifetime than other alternatives. It is recommended to purchase a matte or oiled surface as this will make scratches less visible.
Stainless steel benchtops are for those who want to use the area as a work station instead of a dining area. This can make your kitchen look professional and give it a modern vibe. It is very durable, which allows you to prepare your meals in any way you want without worrying about damaging the surface. Although it is prone to scratches, minor ones can be buffed out easily. Stainless steel benchtops are also incredibly hygienic as it has a non-porous surface. This prevents any bacteria or other microorganisms from producing. Preparing your ingredients has less chance of contamination as opposed to other benchtops.
The most important thing for making your kitchen great is to make it inviting. With the above tips in mind combined with a happy atmosphere, your kitchen can be efficient and enjoyable for all.
Article By: Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis is a 24-year-old eco-nag , blogger, and Interior Designer working for Kitchen Connection – leading kitchen designers in Australia.