A Guide to Creating the Perfect Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s not just a place to cook and eat, it’s somewhere that friends and family gather and spend quality time together – which means it has to look and feel like a place that people want to spend time.
There are plenty of options to choose from when you’re creating your kitchen and sometimes it can all get a bit overwhelming, but this guide is here to help you from start to finish, from taking the first step and creating a budget to adding the finishing touches once everything is done. With this guide, you’ll have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
Choosing a colour for your kitchen will depend on the look that you want to achieve. If you like to keep it minimalistic, like a modern kitchen, then you may enjoy natural tones such as white, grey, brown and black, which are great colours because they are easy to work with - they provide a great base and are easily accessorised. Neutral colours for the walls also enable you to have more fun with the colour of your cabinets and worktops and they show off stainless steel and copper perfectly.
Colours such as red and yellow are said to stimulate the appetite and make great accent wall colours in a kitchen, reds and oranges also work well with dark wood cabinets and flooring. Greens and blues make a room feel light and airy and are also calming colours, which can be good for a busy kitchen, but if it’s too light, it can make it feel cold, so warm it up with a darker worktop material.
If you want to add some depth and character to your kitchen then work with different hues and tones of your preferred colours – you should also take light into consideration as colours can look different in different lighting.
Choose from a range of finishes to complete the look of your kitchen: high gloss, matt, smooth and high-definition are all popular finishes and when paired with different colours and materials they each create a different effect.
Don’t forget to plan your lighting. Make sure that task areas are properly illuminated and you have good lighting that you can alter or dim to create a relaxed atmosphere.