The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in homes, so it-s only natural to make as efficient but also beautifully designed as possible therefore here are 6 Interesting Design Solutions for Your Kitchen in 2020. The kitchen is one of the most used spaces in homes, so it-s only natural to make as efficient but also beautifully designed as possible. The kitchen is a space where everyone in the family can gather for a meal or where friends can also hang out. Making a design before starting any renovations or construction is vital for saving money and time while giving you a sense of how the kitchen will look like.
This is especially important if you have or are planning a small kitchen. In small kitchens functionality is key. Space has to function for all of our needs while having a beautiful design. But sacrificing style for function doesn’t have to be an option. Read on to find out 6 interesting design solutions that will be popular this year.
6 Interesting Design Solutions for Your Kitchen in 2020
Before you dive into choosing colors and appliances for your new kitchen, even though that’s the most fun part of the design, you have to come up with a kitchen layout. The look won’t matter if you have to run from one end of the kitchen to the other just to get from the fridge to the stove. You have to know what you want and where the appliances and other parts of the kitchen will be placed. Be sure of your layout before any construction starts. Work hand-in-hand with a constructor in the layout design phase. He will give you any necessary advice to where everything needs to go for optimal use.
Take your time at this part, it can save you a lot of stress in the long run. There is a name for the perfect layout – the Golden Triangle. It is a perfect positioning of your kitchen sink, cooktop/oven and fridge. There should be no more than three meters in between those appliances. If possible, consider separating the cooking space from the walking space so your children don’t get in the way and hurt themselves. If you have a smaller kitchen, think about whether you need more storage or workspace.
Storage and Workspace
If you are dealing with a small kitchen, storage is very important. If there is no space to hold all of your tupperware or food, how will you work efficiently in the space? On the opposite side, having too many cabinets in a small kitchen can feel and look closed off. Think about adding some open shelves in your design. They are practical and can look very nice. It can also be a part of decor if you display beautiful kitchen items on them. If you don’t like open shelving, try using glass doors on your cabinets to make the kitchen look more open.
If you have enough floor space, think about installing more drawers instead of cabinets. They give you a storage place without compromising the look and openness of the space. Having enough storage reduces clutter and makes a safe environment for cooking, especially if you have children. Consider installing child-proof systems in your cabinets and drawers, to prevent kids from opening them and finding things they shouldn’t touch.
Lighting is also an important part of every room, not only the kitchen. Planning of positions and types of lighting should also be done early on in the preparation stage. The best solution would be to have natural light from windows. Overhead lighting in kitchens is insufficient because it cast a shadow as you are working at the counter or the stove. Having under-cabinets lighting is perfect because it casts the lights directly on the stove or countertops.
The key is to have focused lights in important places. There are many types of lighting you can choose from, depending on your needs and the design of the kitchen. You can install scones above the sink or open shelving for added light and decor. If you have an island, this is the perfect place to hang pendant lights. It will give focus on the surface you are working on or eating. Another place to install pendant lighting is above the kitchen sink. This can be a part of decor if you choose and interesting light and also very useful if the only light source is in the center of the kitchen.
Materials and color
In the kitchen, you can customize any part, from the cabinets to the countertops. For countertops, durability is key because we use this part the most often. Worksurface should also be hygienic. There are many materials to choose from, and they all have benefits and drawbacks. This is the time to choose if you want a unique color and material for your kitchen elements. Pick the right finishes for your kitchen units depending on your needs. It depends also on the style of your home. There are high-gloss, mid-sheen and a matt finish. If your home has a traditional design to it, it’s best to stick to matt or mid-sheen finishes. But if your home is designed in a contemporary style, high-gloss finish will look good, as well as matt. A good idea is to take samples to your home to see if it will fit into the style of your home and how good it will look under your kitchen lights. If you choose a high gloss kitchen, you should opt for wooden worktops and other wooden elements.
One of the three most important parts of the kitchen is a sink. Making sure that your sink is of top quality is very important so that it lasts longer. Choose stainless steel for quality and durability, and look for a high percentage of chromium and nickel. This shows that steel is strong and durable. There is a huge variety of kitchen sinks on the market. You can even choose sinks and taps in different colors like black or rose gold metal. If you have a big kitchen with a lot of space and a big family, opt for a double sink. It will give you enough space for all the dishes you will have. If you have a smaller kitchen or you need more worktop space, you should install a single sink.
Give it personality
A kitchen can be a fun place and it’s used very often, so why not make it fun and interesting? There are many ways to give it personality and it’s all in the details. It’s just like giving personality to your living space or bedroom. Choose a fun color for your walls and cabinets. You can also pick pretty and interesting wallpaper for one of your walls. If you have open shelves you can display interesting cups and plates you have. They can make for a great design and detail. A kitchen is a perfect place for displaying family pictures. Choose some nice frames and make a wall collage of your favorite family moments. Bring nature into your kitchen space by having some nice plants and flowers. Having herbs in your kitchen can be a great help while cooking, and they give a nice detail. You can place small pots of herbs on your windowsill and always have some fresh herbs on hand.
Designing your kitchen is a very big part of designing your home. It has to be functional and practical, but that doesn’t mean you have to spare the design part. Add your personal touch to the kitchen just as you would any other room. Be aware of how much space you have and plan accordingly.
Bio: Patrick Adams is a freelance writer and rock-blues fan. When he is not writing about home improvement, he loves to play chess, watch basketball, and play his guitar. More than anything, he loves to spend his time in his garage, repairing appliances and creating stuff from wood.
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