Many of us wish for the good old American dream of getting engaged, having a wedding, and buying a house together.  One of the biggest pleasures of this dream is creating a space where you and your partner will create your life together and lifelong memories.

Since the kitchen is one of the most important parts of the house where you share meals together and enjoy plenty of quality time, it’s important to make sure that you create a space which you love.

When designing your kitchen, here are the most important steps that you should consider when creating your layout.

Cover Your Basic Elements First

While there are plenty of elements in a kitchen, it’s important to stick with the basics initially.  Making sure that you have all of your essentials is key. That means having a sink, stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

Once you’ve fit these into the room’s layout, you can move onto the other details.  If you add your other elements first before the essentials, then you risk not being able to fit the most important items.

Make It Functional for Entertaining

It’s favorable to make sure that your kitchen is equipped for being able to entertain guests.  By having plenty of seating for them and a space where you can cook and prepare while also visiting with the people you love gives the space meaning.

Ideally, most designers recommend an island in the center with space for bar stools.  This is the most functional and popular design which makes your guests able to gather around you while you entertain.  

Create Plenty Of Storage Space

One of the most important parts of a kitchen is having enough storage space to keep your food and dishes.  Storage space makes it possible to be able to keep things stored away and out of sight.

Having too many items on the counters or in sight makes a space look cluttered.  Whereas having everything tidied away behind cupboard doors and inside drawers ensures that you have a clean and clear space which is much more pleasing to the eye.

Keep Your Design Cohesive

Even though you may love a variety of styles, it’s important to keep your design cohesive.  Everything should be connected and related to each other rather than being a clash of various styles.

While some people make the mistake of combining multiple styles because them and their partner can’t decide on just one, it’s much better to make the commitment to just one.  It will feel much better and give your kitchen a much more professionally designed feel. Otherwise, your kitchen can end up looking like a bunch of different colors and design styles thrown into one big hot mess.  

Sometimes the best inspiration comes from looking through design magazines, so get creative and start finding images that inspire you.

 

Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts

My motto in life is 'a busy household is a happy household', and my family of seven certainly keep me busy! I'm a trained chef with a passion for creating nutritious meals that are easy for everyone!My five kids are my life and everything I do is for them.
Sam Roberts

Written by Sam Roberts

My motto in life is 'a busy household is a happy household', and my family of seven certainly keep me busy! I'm a trained chef with a passion for creating nutritious meals that are easy for everyone! My five kids are my life and everything I do is for them.

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