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    SIX STEPS TO OWN A DREAM KITCHEN

    Some simple considerations will reap rewards in the long run…

    1 START EARLY

    Engage a kitchen designer early so that structural work and services are planned well in advance. ‘If you need power to an island, for example, your designer will ensure this is installed before the flooring.

    Think about structural work needed at the initial stages to ensure your project runs smoothly and to budget as well.

    2 WORK SMART

    Plan what goes where. The traditional ‘working triangle’, where the fridge, hob/oven, and sink are arranged in a triangle formation, is a good rule of thumb. The idea is to have a clear path between the key elements so that they’re easily accessible and not blocked by obstacles.

    Ensure there’s enough space to move freely through your kitchen. Whether it’s a walkway between units in a galley layout, or the space around an island, it’s better to leave between 900 and 1,000mm between units.

    3 LIGHT UP

    Often overlooked during the design stage, lighting should be incorporated right from the beginning. Start by working out where you need lighting most – for example, beneath wall cabinets to illuminate the worktop, above the sink to make sure you can see to wash up or inside cabinets to subtly illuminate the contents, making things easier to find.

    4 CUPBOARD LOVE

    Storage is essential to the smooth running of a kitchen, so take note of what works in your existing space and how it might be improved.

    Tall units will not only accentuate the height of the room, but they’ll also allow you to store rarely used items at the top, with commonly used items at eye level.

    5 GET FLOORED

    Performance is key when you’re considering flooring. For busy, hard-working kitchens, we would better to take durable flooring such as limestone.

    Think practically, too. Be aware that grout changes color quickly. Opt for a dark grey grout, as it will end up this color anyway over time.

    6 ON THE SURFACE

    It’s wise to spend as much as you can afford on worktops, as they’re likely to get the most wear. You will need a surface that’s durable, easy to clean and heat resistant.

    Don’t forget practicalities such as aftercare. Marble is beautiful but is more susceptible to stains, while zinc or copper will change with wear, creating a beautiful patina.

    Hope these small tips from https://eahomedesign.com/kitchen-remodeling-virginia/ will help you  to own your dream kitchen.

     

    Houzz

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