Kitchen Ideas / March 16, 2018 / .
Often the kitchen is the domestic hart of the home and dictates is style arrangement and atmosphere. Especially in modern design homes where the open plan layout merges the kitchen with dining and living room premises the design style of the whole home is under the influence of the kitchen design selection. It is essentially what the colors, shapes, materials and functionality range of the kitchen zone will be and that sets the tone for the rest of the home design combinations. In this article, we will trace for you the hottest trends in kitchen design and furnishing for the upcoming season of 2018/2019 so you can have the general idea of what to look out for when designing your kitchen space.
As you are designing your kitchen and accounting for doubled appliances and maximizing it's storage, keep in mind that twice the appliances also means twice the electrical and plumbing needs. Be sure to take this into account and factor in clearance for your appliances, and also to install adequate ventilation to remove extra cooking fumes and moisture. These may infringe on spaces that would otherwise be used for cabinetry and for this reason a lot of designers suggest extending cabinetry to the ceiling to allow for maximum storage.
Light is absolutely essential for your kitchen, and with a smaller space it is even more important to consider your light sources. The more light you can throw on to your work spaces the better. Light should guide your design decisions. Natural light can be bounced and enhanced, but it can never be created. Do not fall for the recent inexplicable trend for curtains in your kitchen. Instead, opt for roller blinds, which will maximise the available light during the day. Bouncing light around your kitchen is now a possibility with glossy kitchen cabinets and shiny splashbacks. Skilfully placed, they will brighten up dark corners.
Skylights can be an answer to both the storage and lighting problem. By throwing light downwards and outwards, the need for small windows is reduced, freeing up valuable vertical wall space which can then be used for high-rise cupboards. With a galley kitchen, consider installing French windows opening out on to your garden. If you lay a deck right outside the exit you can leave the windows open during the summer, increasing the feeling of space by making a garden room.