The kitchen project originally looks like a picture of the size of the room and furniture. At independent designing it is necessary to consider some nuances.
Services of designers are quite expensive. Therefore, many are trying to design a kitchen on their own. In its development there are no special difficulties, you only need to know a few rules and regulations of the distribution of technology, the basic methods of planning and finishing the room.
This article will tell you about the secrets of successful kitchen design, the subtleties of the layout and location of zones in the kitchen, the nuances of color and style decisions. However, you can always contact Palm Beach Premier Remodeling.
Choosing the color of the room
Before designing a kitchen, it is necessary to determine the color scheme of the room, which will depend not only on the owner’s wishes, but also on the size and lightness of the room.
Visibly increase the area of a small room can be, choosing furniture and wallpaper light colors: beige, salad, yellow, soft blue. The kitchen, made in such colors, will seem wider and the ceilings higher. A visual increase in space can be achieved by using glossy and mirrored surfaces.
There are also neutral colours that do not affect the perception of room volumes. These include grey, dark red, green. The kitchen, which is dominated by these shades, will seem in size as it is in reality. Creating a design project of the kitchen, it is necessary to consider that vertical lines stretch a room, and horizontal – expand. Visually increase the volume of the room wallpaper or inserts with a large pattern, with a small, on the contrary, reduce.
Kitchen design begins at this very stage. It determines which side the headset will stand on, what shape it will take. If the room is narrow and stretched out, it can be placed along one wall.
In the second stage of kitchen design, you must determine the number and type of appliances (built-in or free-standing) to be installed. Of the required units, mention can be made of a refrigerator, stove and sink. Of the additional units – dishwasher, washing machine, drying cabinet, freezer. For built-in appliances will need to make additional modules, for solo models leave free space.
The next stage of kitchen design – competent location of appliances in the main functional areas. There are only three of them:
- Food storage area. This area includes a refrigerator, cabinets with groceries. The freezer does not fit in here, as they use it rarely, maximum 1-2 times a day.
- Food preparation area: Sink and at least one work surface.
- Food preparation zone: hob and oven.
Ideally, all these areas should be located within walking distance of each other, i.e. not more than 2.5 meters. Some owners make the common mistake of trying to combine them. For example, they place the stove next to a sink or fridge. In this case, there is an increased risk of short-circuiting, and water and detergent splashes constantly hit the hob, leaving streaks on it. The fridge may break down early due to overheating.