A Perfect Home Starts with the Perfect Kitchen
Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and all others areas of the house tend to revolve around it. As one of the busiest rooms in the house, its function is to pull the rest of the home together, creating a sense of unity. But what makes a perfect kitchen? We took a look at a variety of different kitchens in Liverpool to find out.
Your kitchen needs to function easily and effectively, so a lot of thought needs to go into the layout. Many designers stress the importance of the “kitchen triangle” – the sink, cooker and fridge, which should ideally be placed fairly close to each other. It’s essential that these three things are easily accessible, and that there’s enough space in the room for everything and everyone. This creates an orderly space where you can feel calm and relaxed – and this vibe will flow throughout the rest of your home.
A perfect kitchen will have enough space for everything to be stored in a practical and tidy way. Cabinets should be positioned to make the most of the space and offer as much usable storage as possible, with plenty of drawers for smaller items. Clever storage solutions such as pull-out pantries and islands with cupboards are also being seen more and more frequently.
Your storage space should be planned with convenience in mind – ideally, you’ll want the knife drawer directly below the food preparation area, and the plates easily accessible from the hob. How you arrange the space depends entirely on the way you use your kitchen.
Lighting has a number of different functions in a kitchen. It’s essential to highlight the food preparation and cooking areas, to make sure your meals go to plan! But mood lighting is equally important to create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
The right combination can usually be achieved with spotlights above the kitchen worktops and softer pendant lighting over the dining table or island. To enhance the ambiance further, consider inserting lights into kickboards and along your island, to give yourself a variety of different mood combinations to choose from.
Room to Relax
How large your eating area needs to depend on the size of your kitchen and the number of people who use it – but when it comes to this important relaxing area, you really shouldn’t skimp on space. The kitchen is most often the room where you get to spend quality time with family and friends, so it’s essential that your eating area is as spacious and welcoming as possible to ensure everyone enjoys spending time there – the right space can keep the conversation going for hours!
A kitchen can only be perfect if you love it and can continue to do so long after the initial excitement has worn off. This is why it’s essential to choose styles, materials, and colours that have genuine aesthetic appeal for you. Look at the latest trends, but don’t be afraid to reject them if they’re not what you want. It’s only when your kitchen looks beautiful that you will really consider it the heart of your perfect home.
For more help and advice about creating the perfect kitchen for you, get in touch with the specialist team at HB Kitchens – expert creators of beautiful bespoke fitted kitchens in Liverpool.