While one can find ample options and suggestions, putting together value based information before the start of a kitchen renovation can be the best companion for all the right answers one seeks for a new kitchen. It is very easy to fall into the trap of being lured by the most exclusive looking kitchen and spend a fortune on it only to realise in due course of time that it never really suits you.
Trends are only an indication of popularity and for spaces like a kitchen, it is recommended to look into one's lifestyle and budget than look at what's popular. Lifestyle and budget are key factors that should moderate the renovation project. Ask yourself some basic questions first: How do you use your kitchen? How much time will you spend in the kitchen every day? How many of you will be using the kitchen at a time? Will you all be dining there as well? How much of storage do you need and most importantly what sort of storage? Let a clear understanding of your lifestyle guide your choices.
Light, especially natural, adds exceptional warmth to the kitchen. Planning for a window in the kitchen adds value, preferably away from the cooking area. Even if the natural light can be filtered in through overhead openings, it should be accommodated. Integrating light fixtures as accessories is good too.
Colour matters, each colour has a perception significance, which has made its impression on our minds over centuries. Colour affects our moods, whether it is in our living and working environment or in the clothing we wear. For a kitchen, colour is vital. Be it through paints or stains of the wooden furniture or the cabinetry, colours can revive a space.
The layout of the work areas usually follows the conventional open, L shape, U shape, corridor or island kitchen types. While these are tried, tested and successful options, one should innovate and explore combinations of these types for an effective use of space and to evolve a personalised and interesting kitchen. However, maintaining the work triangle is important for ease of work.
Base your kitchen renovation on personal choices than on market forces, making the smart picks to give your kitchen the right ambience it needs
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