Do you want to create a swoon-worthy kitchen of which others are going to be jealous? Then you need to be prepared for how much work this is going to be. But it’s OK, we’ve got you’re back.
It’s exciting to dream about a swoon-worthy kitchen. However, it won’t be a case of rolling off ideas and having them all magically come to life to create the ideal space for your home.
No, it is going to take a lot of planning, dedication and time to maintain it to the highest possible standard. However, if it is something that you really want, you will find a way to make it happen. So I’m going to give you some ideas on how to create a swoon-worthy kitchen of which everyone is jealous. Keep reading to find out more!
A Swoon-Worthy Kitchen Needs Work
The first thing to think about is the functionality of your kitchen and who uses the space. Understand how you use your kitchen in order to redesign the floor plan. This is critical.
Cabinetry and Counter Tops Count
There is an enormous variety of choice when it comes to cabinetry. From 2-pac paint for a high gloss finish to wood-grain laminates and even modern chipboard, nothing is out of bounds.
Consider the theme of your swoon-worthy kitchen – rustic, modern, provincial, industrial, etc – and choose a look that fits the theme you want. The combination of cabinetry and countertops will be the biggest feature of your new kitchen.
Countertops are like the icing on the cake. Choose from marble (very well sealed, of course), natural stone, granite, engineered stone (so much choice), stone-look acrylic, wood, concrete, the choices are also pretty endless.
Choose the best counter tops you can afford because they are a highly noticeable feature of your kitchen. Laminate counter tops just don’t cut the mustard for a style-driven swoon-worthy kitchen. Try to choose an engineered stone or acrylic stone-look counter top if your budget doesn’t stretch to granite or marble.
Pick a Colour Scheme
In conjunction with cabinetry and countertops, pick out a colour scheme for your walls and splash back. Depending on the theme of your kitchen, you may prefer a neutral scheme or something bold with clashing colours.
Warm colours including red, orange and yellow encourage the appetite so will be good choices for a kitchen. Whatever you decide, of course, ensure there is consistency through the scheme.
It’s a good idea to hire an expert interior designer to help you pull together all the elements for a swoon-worthy kitchen. As a major feature of your home, don’t risk time and money by making the wrong decisions.
The important thing to remember is that this is YOUR kitchen and you have to love it. Unless you are planning to sell your home any time soon, be bold and take risks for the most swoon-worthy kitchen around.
Let There Be Light
Lighting is also a critical factor in planing your kitchen. When you re-design the floor plan (or have an interior designer do it) you must also plan the lighting – power points, USB ports, task lighting and ambient lighting.
Features such as pendant lights over the kitchen island, automatic pantry lights and even hidden strip lighting will elevate your kitchen to star status.
Keep It Clean!
Cleanliness is next to godliness, so they say. There is no doubt that a clean and sparkling kitchen will look better even with less expensive fixtures and fittings.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your kitchen is. What matters is that you are doing everything you can to keep it clean! So think about the four C’s when cleaning to ensure that you are doing a thorough job.
It’s a great feeling when every surface is gleaming and clean. However, it’s good to keep in mind that your swoon-worthy kitchen also functions as a food preparation area. Cleaning is of utmost importance for health reasons and to keep your kitchen looking magnificent.
Get Some FAB Furniture
What kind of furniture are you looking to have in your kitchen? Some people have a dining table and chairs, where others prefer to have this in another location in the home.
Some people even have sofas in their kitchen, if it is a big enough space for one. You need to think about what exactly you want in your kitchen, and how you are going to arrange it. For example, if you do want to have a dining table and chairs, is this going to leave enough room for you to move around, cook, and entertain your guests?
It’s important that your kitchen furniture fits the space and the theme. Existing furniture can be up-dated with paint and fabric that is cohesive with the scheme of the kitchen. For example, kitchen chair cushions that complement the kitchen window blind.
Kitchen furniture shouldn’t be an afterthought but an integrated part of your interior design plan. Your swoon-worthy kitchen won’t just ‘happen’ it will require planning and vision.
If you have some advice for other readers on how to best plan their new kitchen, we’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment.