The kitchen is one of the most neglected parts of the house, it’s because some home owners just place their needed appliances in it, and they just let it be. Most do not realize that the kitchen is the heart of the house, wherein the food to maintain the health of the family, the equipment for cleaning the house and bonding activities can be found, only and only if you give it some importance.
I believe that when you started planning for your dream house, you also gave your best thinking for your dream kitchen; of course for most women they want their kitchen to be the best, and for men to satisfy the dream of their wife. You should not stop dreaming in order to fulfill your plans to your kitchen; however you should also act on it. You will never know what you can achieve if you if you don’t put your dreams into action.
Little by little, fulfill your dream kitchen.
If you are still on the building of your kitchen, you can incorporate your designs on how you would imagine your kitchen to be. You must make sure that you have an idea on what appliances you will use and put, the placing, and perhaps the sizes – as part of your layout.
If you already have a kitchen (example, you bought a house) and plans to renovate them – you don’t need to do it fast. Take it per sections, especially if you are going to change the home equipment, so that it will hinder your cooking activities.
Check some designs.
If you are unsure of what design you want and to give you some inspiration to have your own touch, try to check some designs. You can get it from websites, magazines about home and kitchen, or from your local stores.
You can choose from a variety of options, just make sure that you don’t over think or overdo it (putting all you want in one place), to prevent your kitchen looking too tight and cluttered, and no coordination.
Your home equipment must-haves to complete your dream kitchen.
Your dream is just a step away, you need to focus on your likes and check the correct appliances to start making that dream come true. Don’t forget your budget as you follow this must-have list.
- Refrigerator – one of the most important must-have in the kitchen. With so many varieties to fit your kitchen, choose the color, size, and the style. You must also check the features included that can save energy, eco-friendly features, and without compromising your budget.
There is one, two, four door; you can use some to divide the kitchen and dining table; you can have one that is directly installed, and add camouflage effect to your kitchen; or you can have one or more fridge available. In any way you want to use it, you must consider how you can save space with it.
- Cooking counter tops, tables and stove – could be separated, or can be put together in one area. You can do so many variations with it, especially the color that can complement the wall and the floor of your kitchen, or contrast the room and the house. The right size, shape, color, and position will make your kitchen look neater and creates more space.
Depending on your design, you can make counter tops and tables out of the conventional wood, the modern concrete or with tiles. You can also have a combination of materials to do away from the old-style.
Your cooking equipment depends on you; you can check the effectiveness of the appliances, if you prefer gas range or electric range, combination of stove and oven, or having an area of preparation of the food, away from the cooking part. Most cooking equipment is near a window for better ventilation and circulation of air.
Make sure that all the things you need for cooking, such as knives and cooking pots are well placed, that is why it is important to make your tables efficient in storing these stuffs. Having more drawers, cabinets and hidden “pockets” are very helpful to make your kitchen look more organized.
- Dishwashers and cabinets – they are needed to keep food and preserve spices, and keep the utensils and cooking appliances clean. The good thing about dishwashers and cabinets is that they can be hidden from view, and can be compact to save space.
Dishwashers should be near the sink and table, and mostly near the floor, you can choose the size and the features of your dishwashers, and those that can save energy.
Cabinets are used for storage of food and cooking utensils. However, some prefer to have a walk in storage for spices, you can choose to have it depending on how big your space (remaining space or house) is. Some fixtures can also be added to maintain the effectiveness of your kitchen.
Achieving the perfect dream house should not be stressful, but rather be enjoyable. Consult experts, learn from other people, or learn on your own, these and many more can be used to plan that perfect dream kitchen to fit your dream appliances. Designing and being involved in the planning will make you aware of the needed compromises and budget, to make everything work perfectly.
The dream should not just be in sleep, but dream to improve the quality of your life – and start with your kitchen!