If you consider the reform of your kitchen, in this post you will find kitchen ideas, how you should plan the space you have and choose the solutions that suit your needs.
The best thing to do is always go to a professional to undertake these jobs, but it is convenient that you know the steps that you have ahead.
Images of beautiful and stylish kitchen, rustic or modern style, many ideas and tips for a reform of your current kitchen.
Plan the kitchen layout
The space you have, as well as the situation of the windows and doors, is what will determine what the final distribution will be.
Equally if it is small kitchens and it is decided to expand taking advantage of an adjoining room, to locate an office or a laundry area, a pantry … they are also conditioning factors for the final distribution.
Renovate the facilities
If you are going to reform the kitchen, it is the best time to check the water, gas and electricity installations
It is convenient that you separate
- the cooking zone …… glass ceramic, oven and work surface
- the water area…. sink and dishwasher and
- the storage area…. cupboard, refrigerator, pantry.
Ideas for kitchens
When the professional you have commissioned to design the kitchen presents you the floor plans, elevations and distribution, it is recommended that you know what are the parameters and measurements that are necessary.
Whether it is a linear kitchen, an L, a U-shaped kitchen, a kitchen with an island … take a good look at the dimensions of the cabinets, passage areas, number of cabinets, what each of them is intended for …
If you want to have an organized kitchen it is very important that you think in advance about the crockery, kitchenware, glassware, food … that you are going to store, so you can find the right cabinets, their interior and choose the ones that suit your needs and especially with equipment in detail to multiply your inner capacity.
The drawers are large capacity drawers that can have wooden dividers for dishes, cleaning products or to store pots and keep them tidy.
The removable semi-columns are perfect to take advantage of the narrow spaces that remain between the modules.
You can add removable containers to store small appliances.
A small drawer allows you to hide the ironing board while not in use and that unfolds when you open the drawer where it is integrated.
In the case of smaller kitchens, space can be optimized.
Modules are manufactured that open folding tables located under the worktop and thus you enjoy a small office area.
The revolving shelves are very practical because they allow you to take advantage of the bottom of the closet and an easy and more comfortable access to the interior.
One way to gain storage space is to use the countertop as a support for a module for small appliances.
You have to foresee the necessary plug points and where to place them.
Keep in mind that once the coatings are placed on the walls, solving the lack of plugs is very complicated unless you break the area of the work where you want to place them
You should avoid the “gutters” to hide the cables and that have to be placed above the countertops or walls and that is very bad and much worse when you have just finished a reform.
It is better to take more time and think carefully about the points of light you want, for what and where to locate them.
Lighting in the kitchen
Make the most of the natural light entry and avoid cabinets or modules that prevent you from having free access to light.
As for artificial lighting, choose the luminaire that you like.
And if you have an office, a ceiling lamp centered on the table will provide you with a more welcoming environment at lunchtime.
If you have a bar, a row of 2-3 suspension lamps is very good to light up that area of stools where you have breakfast, have an aperitif …
It depends on the space you have, you can have a breakfast bar, or a free table with chairs.
Take into account the measurements for the passage around the table.
The coatings in the kitchen
Today on the market there are a number of wall and floor coverings of all types, models, formats and prices.
We especially recommend that you choose a good floor, practical for cleaning and paying attention to its hardness.
As for the walls, we also suggest a coating that is easy to clean. Especially the back of the cooking zone, you can cover it with another material, such as steel, silestone, corian, or Krion, dSince this area is more exposed to wear, it is better to have a resistant and easy-to-wash sill.
Porcelanosa: coating Wave White 33.3 x 100 cm
This coating Wave White -High resistance and decorative possibilities- it was used in the kitchen of an Interior Design Project that you can see in the post “House plans” and with the flooring in place, the Britania model, also from the firm Porcelanosa
Industrial style kitchen
If you bet on an industrial style kitchen, the most important characteristics for its design are open spaces, predominantly sober colors such as black and gray, wood and metal materials such as steel, professional-looking, resistant and very durable. .
The walls with exposed brick cladding are also a present element for the kitchens of this industrial style that project an irregular surface, with texture, which we will not understand as a defect but as a plus in its personality.
You can cover a complete wall or a part only, with a specific treatment, such as a transparent varnish or painted in a uniform color.
Another idea is Combine it with walls finished in white, the contrast in addition to beautiful enhances its aesthetic value. These walls can be extended in other spaces of the house and in this way the industrial character of the house is unified.
ANDThese walls are modern, fresh, and impress much character,
do at attractive, practical, non-traditional kitchens,rustic looking and they contribute style to the environments.
TOAlthough the kitchen space is not large, an industrial style kitchen can be designed, nothing prevents the use of these materials
In the next post we will talk about other important topics related to kitchens: countertops, pantries, how to distribute a laundry room, material models and much more.
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