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How Do I Choose the Right Kitchen Furniture for My Kitchen?
It is exciting to make over your kitchen, especially if it is something you have been meaning to do for a while. There are a lot of ideas and products available on the market to help you design the kitchen of your dreams, but how can you narrow down your options? Here are some tips on choosing the right furniture for your kitchen.
Before you can start to think about individual items, it is best to consider what style you want to use for your kitchen design overall. You might decide that you want your kitchen to blend in with the rest of the house, so your existing style will have a big influence on how you proceed. Do you have a traditional or modern house, and what is existing décor like?
Alternatively, you might opt for something totally different in your kitchen, and this could provide an interesting contrast to your home. For example, if you already have a modern home, you may like the idea of a traditional farmhouse kitchen. This is a good approach when you want to shake things up and style your rooms individually.
Your color scheme may also depend on what you have in the rest of the house. If you have opted for the traditional farmhouse look, for example, you may decide that you would like to use a lot of brown wood in your kitchen. If you would prefer something neutral, take a look at incorporating some gray or soft beige colors. One good approach to consider is making your kitchen neutral and then adding splashes of color using utensils, such as this Gibson Home Color Vibes Cutlery Knife Set, and other accents. When you get tired of the colors you have, you can change up your accents to give the room a whole new look without spending a lot of money.
How Much Space Do You Have?
How much space you have is going to be an important factor in deciding what type of furniture you would prefer. Small cabinets, like this Kitchen Island Cart with Spice Rack, sit well in a smaller kitchen; using oversized cabinets will make your kitchen look smaller and out of place. On the other hand, if you have a larger kitchen, you might decide to go for larger cabinets and appliances. Although this can make your kitchen look smaller, it will also give you a lot of room for cooking and storage and make your space look cozy.
How Will You Use the Kitchen?
This might sound like a silly question; after all, kitchens are for cooking! However, it is important to consider whether your kitchen will be solely for cooking or if you want to eat inside of your kitchen as well. You may find that you'll want to fit a table or a breakfast bar inside, or perhaps you plan to eat all your meals in another room entirely. Often, the kitchen is the hub of the house and everyone congregates there. Think about how many people there are in your family and how to accommodate them best.
The appliances you decide to furnish your kitchen with may depend on the size of your family and how much you like to cook. A double oven is a great idea if you enjoy cooking, entertaining or have a large family. If you like to experiment in the kitchen you will also want other appliances, such as a blender and a slow cooker, such as this Triple Slow Cooker which doubles up as a buffet server. Appliances can be great fun to shop for, but make sure you are going to use them before you buy them; otherwise, you will be wasting your money on something that will sit on the kitchen counter gathering dust for years.
Your lighting requirements are more important in the kitchen than in any other room in your home. You will need good task lighting in your cooking area, but this should not get in the way of your food preparation. Many people opt to have strip lighting or spotlights installed under their eye-level units to improve the lighting in this area. A good overhead light is also essential. If you are also using the kitchen to eat in, you may wish to have a lot of lighting to cook and place more subtle lighting in the eating area. A dimmer switch is a good option here as it means you can control the ambience in the room easily.
Follow these tips to make sure you choose the right kitchen furniture for years of happy cooking and eating.