Don't Forget These Key Features When Designing Your New Kitchen

When it comes time to design your new kitchen, it's easy to get distracted and excited. That means that there's a good chance you'll forget some essential features. It's the little things which turn a practical kitchen into the perfect space for your needs. As such, you can't afford to neglect even the minor, typically less-exciting parts of your kitchen.

In some cases, you might find that the easily forgettable parts of your kitchen can be used to bring the entire design together. Whether you're looking to create a modern or traditional kitchen, it's important that you take every single aspect of the design into consideration.

Designing the Perfect Kitchen for Your Home
It's likely that you'll start off with an idea of what kind of kitchen you want in your home. Whether you're going for a sleek, modern kitchen design or a warm, welcoming and traditional style is completely up to you. For the most part, it should depend on the style of your home and the way in which you use the space.

The choice between a modern or traditional style should also impact the colours that you choose to use. Both kinds of culinary space can be designed with bright or dark colours to create the best area for your needs. Most modern-day kitchens are designed with contrasting, neutral colours to create a space which can be either muted or energetic, depending on the lighting and time of day.

Key Features to Consider When Designing Your New Kitchen
Today, there are so many kitchen features that it is all too easy to forget some essential objects. It is also easy to be unaware of the design options that you can take advantage of. The best additions to your kitchen space should work on a practical level and improve the aesthetic of your space as well.

Some of the increasingly popular, stylish and practical features for your home kitchen include:
  1. Kitchen Splashbacks - More and more kitchen designers are choosing to use feature walls as a great way to add colour and dynamism to the space. However, this usually comes at the cost of practicality. Kitchen equipment can cause materials, including food and liquids, to splash onto your walls.
  2. Thanks to hard-wearing you'll be able to protect your walls from all kinds of waste. Hobs, kettles and sinks can all cause materials to land on the nearby walls. This can cause the paint surface to become damp, mouldy and discoloured. Kitchen splashbacks, manufactured from easily-cleanable glass, can stop this from becoming an issue.
  3. Thanks to the range of kitchen splashbacks available today, you'll be able to find a model which suits your needs precisely. These splashbacks can be designed from a wide range of colours to create a stunning aesthetic in your culinary space. They can even be engraved or decorated with images of your choice, to create a truly unique kitchen feature.
  4. Undercabinet Lighting - Using spotlights and LED strips to provide undercabinet lighting can be a great way to add character and brightness to modern kitchens. It can also be helpful when cleaning up as you'll be able to eliminate any shadows which could be hiding waste.
  5. Undercabinet lighting adds ambient lighting, task lighting and can be a stunning addition to darker kitchen designs. This kind of artificial lighting can be ideal for those spaces which need a little extra light.
  6. Warming Drawer - warming drawers, once only practical for commercial kitchens and restaurants, are ideal for domestic kitchens too. These features can be heated extremely quickly. They are used to keep certain foods hot while you finish off making your meal. If you're a budding chef, but you have difficulty with your timings, then a warming drawer can be a practical addition to your kitchen.
  7. Built-In Speakers - In the age of the automated home, built-in speakers are becoming extremely popular in modern kitchens. No more will you have to rely on a nearby radio, or your iPod's speakers. Thanks to built-in speakers, you'll be able to listen to your favourite music without taking up space in your kitchen. Built-in speakers are also more likely to offer a high sound-quality than portable alternatives. If you're worried about these pieces of electrical equipment sustaining damage, due to the atmosphere in your kitchen, our old friends kitchen splashbacks can be useful. They'll stop moisture from accessing your speakers and keep the sound quality high.
Design the Perfect Kitchen for You!
Above everything else, make sure that your kitchen design reflects you and the way you like to cook. If you don't enjoy spending time in your kitchen, it can make cooking less enjoyable. A poorly-designed kitchen is more likely to lead to unhealthy and expensive takeaways and quick, microwave meals.

If you aren't in love with your kitchen, then you need to make a change. When you do, make sure you think about the practical and aesthetic benefits of these great kitchen features! Thanks to today's wide range of technologies and design features, you can make the perfect kitchen for you.

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