Collaborative Post¦ If you’re planning your perfect kitchen, there are lots of options. To make things easier, here are some suggestions to help you plan and create your ideal kitchen.
Measure space for your appliances
Your kitchen may seem large before you add and install everything you want, but the space can soon fill up. Before starting work or buying your appliances, measure how much space your kitchen design will take up. This will tell you how much space you have left for large appliances. Then you can use these measurements to buy the right size refrigerator and other appliances for your kitchen. If you’re struggling to fit everything in, a fridge-freezer can be a better option than a separate fridge and freezer.
Check you will have enough counter space
When choosing your kitchen design, ensure you have enough counter space for preparing food. These can go over drawer and cupboard space. This gives you more space to move, which is particularly useful if your kitchen is quite small.
Look at space-saving options
There are plenty of ways to maximize the space in your kitchen, without making it look cluttered. If you don’t have a pantry, you could create a pull-out pantry underneath some of your counter space. Or you could add shelves that match the color and design of your kitchen. Another option is to have tiered storage on some of the counter space. You can use this to store plates on one level, glasses on another, and mugs on the third, making it easy to find them. If you opt for matching glasses, mugs, and plates, this will make your kitchen space look organized.
Alternatively, a little space under your countertops will allow you to have high stools which you can sit on to eat at mealtimes. If you and your family don’t have space for a dining table, this lets you eat together and catch up on your day, rather than sitting in front of the television with your meals on trays.
Ensure you have enough electrical points
When you’re planning your kitchen, you’ll want to have space and enough electric sockets for a toaster, microwave, fridge, washing machine, and possibly several other appliances or kitchen gadgets. If you don’t have enough sockets to plug them all in, then extension leads can become a hazard in your kitchen, and should be avoided as much as possible.
You may need to consider having more electrical points installed, or have some appliances share a socket. For example, if you rarely use your kettle and toaster at the same time, you could have just one of these plugged in at a time.
Consider a color scheme
Choosing a color scheme for your kitchen lets you pick appliances and kitchen utensils to match your countertops, cupboard space, and wall color. A lighter color is usually recommended, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be the same color. Although the shades you use should go together.
Getting a new kitchen will add value to your home and give you the chance to create the kitchen you choose. So, no matter how much space you have, it’s possible to get the perfect kitchen if you plan ahead.
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