The kitchen – the heart! The communicative cooking point in home and apartment is also a creative place to let off steam. Here often the best discussions and sometimes even festivals take place! Kitchens should radiate joie de vivre and sensuality, combine functionality and aesthetics. Only when a kitchen is not only practical but also comfortable, it becomes a place where you not only like to cook but also likes to stay. That’s why large kitchens, which bring food and life closer to each other, are enjoying great popularity. But you can also make it cozy in small kitchens – we show how!
Kitchen setup: the planning
Careful planning of the kitchen will determine and facilitate later work in the kitchen. In addition, you should make the decision for a kitchen with calm and thoughtful, after all, it should be a knot for life – but of course, the heart must knock properly! What should she look like, the dream kitchen? Do I want a complete solution like a fitted kitchen, or do I prefer something extravagant? Maybe a designer kitchen with a separate cooking island? The kitchen is also popular in a mix of styles: individual building blocks form a very personal group. If you do not like a compact solution, you simply make a different decision and equip the kitchen with individual elements and modules. Starting with the stove and oven, the kitchen design ranges from practical storage space to the freestanding refrigerator. Old kitchen buffets and cupboards from the flea market are welcome guests in the kitchen.
Materials and surfaces for kitchen design
In the choice of materials for the fronts, the personal taste is decisive: they are the face of the kitchen and thus determine the atmosphere. Should they be made of wood, stainless steel or do I choose glossy fronts? Even with the handles is a decision: yes or no. Do I prefer plain or prefer curved handles, for example, for a country-style kitchen? All these questions and more must be clarified in advance. In the end, the focus is always on one question: what do I want to put in the kitchen? Storage space in the kitchen is elemental – all utensils must be stowed quickly, but just as quickly come to light again to allow a smooth workflow.
There are very different candidates for the worktops in the kitchen: wood, granite, marble or easy-care plastic. All materials have their own character and style and adapt visually and functionally to the needs of their users. Heat resistance is a crucial issue, as is the relationship to sharp objects. In order for a kitchen to remain a good friend for years, quality is an important keyword – even and especially for the rather invisible technical details. At first glance, some things seem superfluous and merely expensive, which proves to be an indispensable helper in the later kitchen routine.
Storage space in the kitchen
Important in the kitchen is above all a lot of storage space in upper and lower cabinets. For unpopular fronts and tiled surfaces there are many solutions: Knobs, handles, replacement fronts or foils transform each kitchen unit into a pretty hiding place for pots, pans, dishes and other kitchen utensils. Nice addition to closed cupboards is open shelves like the little String Pocket. A kitchen buffet is also a tasteful helper who can put away a lot. His work surface also takes benevolent large bowls for fruits and vegetables or kitchen utensils. The treasure trove: flea market or attic. Thanks to paint and brush, he also gets relatively fresh a fresh face.
A trolley also proves to be a useful module in the kitchen. It also serves as a storage area and workplace. His driving ability also ensures that it does not stand in the way, but finds its own (assigned) place. From simple shelves, skilled craftsmen create lightning-fast and inexpensive storage space for dishes and pots. A cheerful fabric curtain provides the necessary visibility and dust protection – and wooden wine boxes are a nice “drawer replacement”. For example, silverware is stacked in them.
Wall design with function
Simple wallboards – as can be found, for example, at IKEA – are suitable for a shelf above the kitchen modules: storage jars or spices find their place there. Even simple hook strips for cooking spoons are a fine ingredient of the style mix kitchen. In general, the Swede is a popular supplier of individual kitchen components. Functionality and individuality: This is what the kitchen stands for in a mix of styles whose ingredients make cook and cook happy.
Decorating ideas for your kitchen design
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