A good kitchen is a joy to use. There’s a sense of space, the logical layout makes cooking a breeze and smart material and colour choices enrich the home’s overall aesthetic.
Bad kitchens? Not so much.
Whether you’re renovating or building a new home from scratch, it’s important to take the time to get the kitchen right.
As one of Auckland’s leading kitchen design specialists, we know that the design of your kitchen can have a dramatic impact on how your home looks, feels and functions. In this article, we’ve rounded up the top five benefits of investing in a carefully planned kitchen.
Save time and avoid DIY disasters
If you’ve ever attempted a DIY job, you’ll know first-hand that seemingly minor tasks can quickly snowball into complex and time-consuming projects. Losing access to your kitchen or a part of your kitchen for days, weeks or even months at a time can be extremely disruptive to your normal routine.
Working with a professional kitchen designer can reduce uncertainties at all stages of your kitchen project. An expert kitchen designer will have in-depth knowledge of common kitchen design pitfalls and can help you develop a plan of attack to ensure your project is delivered on time and within budget.
Optimise kitchen workflow
A good kitchen is a functional kitchen. When it comes to planning a kitchen, it’s important to think about how you’re going to use the space on a day-to-day basis. The work triangle (a design principle where your sink, cooking surface and refrigerator are positioned within easy reach of each other) is a good start pointing, but it’s also important to take your household’s habits and movement patterns into consideration if you want to maximise your workflow in the kitchen.
A good kitchen design specialist can work with you to understand your needs and help you create a wonderfully practical space that reflects your family’s unique requirements.
Make the most of your available space
A well-planned kitchen is particularly important if you’re working with limited floor space. Galley and L-shaped kitchens tend to work best in small spaces, while floor-to-ceiling should be avoided to prevent the space from feeling cramped.
A good lighting scheme is critical for making small kitchens feel more spacious, while smart storage solutions like sliding shelves, tension rods and magnetic strips can help free up precious bench space. If you’re remodelling, use it as an opportunity to declutter your kitchen and get rid of anything you haven’t used in the last six months.
Create a cohesive look
Beautiful kitchens don’t happen by accident. To create a cohesive and visually balanced kitchen, you’ll need to take into account all the design elements that go into making a kitchen, including the layout of the space, materials, colours, appliance finishes and more. It’s important to take a holistic approach here, as elements that look great individually may not necessarily work well together.
From colour palette to benchtop textures and everything in between, a kitchen design specialist can provide expert guidance throughout the design process to help you create a beautiful kitchen that ties in seamlessly with the rest of your home.
Reduce costs and maximise ROI
Last but certainly not least, a well-planned kitchen can help you keep costs down. A good kitchen designer will have a comprehensive understanding of products, materials and layouts, and can advise you on cost-effective options to create a budget-friendly kitchen without compromising on quality.
While investing in a new kitchen typically involves some significant capital, it’s important to remember that a successful kitchen remodelling project can add substantial value to your house – as much as 50 to 100 percent of the initial cost, depending on who you ask!
Contact the kitchen design experts
If you’re looking for kitchen design experts to help bring your dream kitchen to life, Moda Interiors is here to help. Combining outstanding craftsmanship with quality products and more than 20 years of experience, we know exactly what it takes to create beautiful kitchens that stand the test of time.