The kitchen is where the busiest tasks take place in any home. Not only is it the toughest place to clean, next only to your bathroom, it’s also the hardest place to maintain. Because it’s a challenging area to deal with, most people limit its aesthetic design in fear of having a space in the home that’s too complicated to manage.
Being able to design your kitchen’s interior properly is half the battle when you’re looking to make sure that it can remain consistent and in working order for years to come. Once you familiarise yourself with how to design your worktops, flooring, and cabinet spaces appropriately, you’ll be thankful that you went for more instead of settling for less.
Worktops and furniture
There are multiple options to work with when it comes to picking the right worktop material. Since it’ll be one of the most prominent aspects of your kitchen, you have to decide carefully on it because it’ll be difficult to change later.
Common choices for worktops are natural stone and wood. Though these authentic materials are pleasant to the eyes on your first day of purchase, they’re expensive to manage depending on the durability of the material which makes them prone to scratches and stains. On the other hand, composite materials such as laminate and granite worktops are cheap and easy to maintain.
Granite worktops are heat resistant and easy to clean that come in different tones and shades that can complement your flooring choices easily without needing to be a specific colour. They also have wave patterns or stone textures that can elegantly pair up with either tile or wooden flooring which makes for an excellent combination in bringing depth and contrast to your kitchen space.
Cabinets and shelves
Your cabinets should follow the colour scheme of your tabletop and flooring. A wooden floor should match with wood cabinets, similar to how glossy tiles would match metal cabinets. But another choice that you can make for your cabinet space has open shelves. It will make your kitchen feel spacious while also making it easier for you to clean the walls. Fewer areas for dust to gather in the nooks and crannies that cabinets usually have means shorter cleaning time.
Similar to your worktop options, you’ll also have to complement your overall look by finding the right material for your flooring. Though you might be tempted to use natural material such as hardwood or cement, you have to remember that they need extra insulation when installed. Though it might not be a bother when it comes to dry seasons, you might face some problems when it comes to rainy seasons.
Purchasing composite material is not only cheap, but they’re also easy to change and replace. Vinyl flooring can offer the look of the design of your choice with less than half the expense. An excellent way to pair up your tabletop is by finding the right shade that’s a little darker or a little lighter so that the two elements of your kitchen can blend properly.