What to Think About When Designing a Statement Kitchen
As a trusted construction company, NBC Construction are privy to the plans of many homeowners in the local areas, and as such have noticed an uptick in the number of impressive home extensions in Guildford to facilitate a beautiful new focal point: a statement kitchen. With statement kitchens being so popular at the moment, we thought we’d give an insight into what you’ll want to consider when designing your own, so read on to find out more.
No longer just for cooking, kitchens are now firmly thought of as family spaces and even entertainment areas in modern times. Indeed, kitchen-diners are surpassing conventionally separate kitchens and dining rooms in terms of popularity – often, homeowners will choose to knock through the walls separating these two rooms in order to achieve airier designs, improved functionality, or more space.
Of course, when designing a statement kitchen, you do still need to bear in mind the essential features of the room, including space for preparing and cooking food, serving food, sitting, and cleaning. Take the time to plan out the flow of the room and best way to use the available space – you’ll want to make cooking as efficient and enjoyable as possible, so consider the relationship between the fridge, oven, hob, sink, and other appliances (and their electrical outlets).
Of course, any statement kitchen would be nothing without breathtaking design, which is where you’ll want to start thinking more visually. What sort of colour scheme, counter tops, and finishes do you want? Should they be harmonious or contrasting? Will you use different materials and design elements to separate preparation and dining areas, or keep them homogenous?
It’s likely you’ll also want to entertain here, so keep that in mind when deciding between tables, breakfast bars, or other dining options and when you come to pick out various features such as warming drawers and wine racks. Islands with a sink and hob facing the seating seating area are a popular choice, as the cook (or host) can interact with guests as they prepare food.