For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Regardless of your culinary skills, it’s likely to be a room that you use every single day for cooking, eating, socialising, and perhaps even working or helping the kids with their homework. That’s why it is important to get the interior design of your kitchen right.
Here at William Cope, we work with you to turn your dream kitchen into a reality. To help us understand your vision a little better and ensure we create the perfect space for your needs, here are five factors to take into consideration when choosing your interior design.
1. How much space you have
One issue that has a big impact on what sort of design will best suit your kitchen is how much physical space you have. For example, if you have a long and narrow galley kitchen, then a large kitchen island is not going to be the most appropriate choice. Taking size into account from the very beginning ensures you won’t be disappointed by falling in love with a kitchen style you don’t have room for.
2. What you use the kitchen for
Another important step is to take some time and think about exactly what you use your kitchen for – or what you want to be able to use it for. This includes factors such as how much cooking you like to do, whether you also eat in the kitchen or prefer to use a separate dining room, and whether your kitchen doubles as a home office or hobby space. It’s also helpful to consider where the main thoroughfares are, and how child-friendly you need the kitchen to be. Knowing this helps us to design a space that truly ticks all of your boxes.
One of the enjoyable aspects of choosing a kitchen design is thinking about what sort of theme you would prefer. For instance, are you hoping for a sleek minimalist space, a modern industrial look, a homely countryside atmosphere, or a kitchen with a relaxed Mediterranean vibe? Consider what matches your personality and the rest of your home decor, and we’ll work to execute your vision.
4. Colour scheme
Even if you don’t want to go all out with a theme, colour is a key aspect of kitchen design. As a rough guide, small spaces tend to do better with light colour schemes, while larger kitchens that have a lot of natural light can afford to go darker. Whether you prefer bold reds, regal purples, or natural greens and blues, we can create a customised kitchen space you’ll love.
5. Storage solutions
Kitchens tend to require a lot of storage space for food and drink, cookware, tableware, and so on – especially if you enjoy cooking at home a lot. No matter how large your kitchen is, we can come up with innovative solutions to all your storage needs. Whether you want to maximise space with floor-to-ceiling cupboards, use glass-fronted cabinets to display beautiful glassware, or install open shelving for easy access, there’s a practical option to suit you.
If you’re looking for a kitchen interior designer to upgrade your cooking space, get in touch with us for a free consultation. We’ll combine our passion and experience to create a stylish and functional space that perfectly meets your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!