There’s a huge amount to consider when it comes to designing your kitchen.
And more than any other area of your home, you can feel a lot of pressure that you’ll stuff it up.
This episode is about kitchens … all thing kitchens, which means I’ll also talk about butler’s pantries, walk-in pantries and appliance cupboards.
Your renovation or new build can the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to finally get a kitchen that works. One with decent bench space, great storage, and a layout that enables you to enjoy being in it, using it, and getting the most from it.
So, in this episode, I’ll cover the 4 “F’s” and how they relate to your kitchen. I’ll also share 3 mistakes to avoid, and 3 design tips to aim for so you nail this space in your home.
When a kitchen works, it ends up being amazing for improving your time and life in your home overall.
The thing is, for most homeowners I work with have families. And when you have kids, the way you usually entertain is at home. It’s hard, and expensive, to take a tribe of children out somewhere. And even when you do, you never get to actually speak to your friends, because you’re too busy watching the kids!
So getting together with your friends and family usually involves being at someone’s home. And having a lovely open plan kitchen / living / dining area, that then flows to outside, is such a winner with easy family living and entertaining. Sounds good hey?
So what are these mistakes? I mention a lot in this podcast episode, and here are my top 3:
Mistake #1: not planning out the storage you need
Mistake #2: island bench is too stumpy in proportion
Mistake #3: using a corner pantry
There are also lots of design tips. Here are the top 3:
Design tip #1: keep all services out of the island bench (including your sink)
Design tip #2: remember that your fridge is deeper than your kitchen joinery
Design tip #3: consider whether you need an island bench at all
Kitchens are a big deal in our homes. They’re the source of a lot of angst when they don’t work well, and so can be pretty stressful to get right. And, they also chew up a lot of our budget.
Listen to the podcast now. I hope you find it helpful in getting it right in your kitchen design.
Remember if you want to learn more about how to design your home, I’ve created a special (and free!) e-guide for you. It’s called “How to Design a Home: 5 Simple Steps to Getting it Right”. Just click on the image below to get your copy.
Further reading on kitchens on the Undercover Architect Blog:
Design tips and dimensions for your family kitchen >>> CLICK HERE
Greener Kitchens: How to design and build a sustainable kitchen >>> CLICK HERE
How to Design a Compact Kitchen >>> CLICK HERE
Design Masterclass: Kitchens >>> CLICK HERE
What do you need in the perfect butler’s pantry? >>> CLICK HERE
And Undercover Architect kitchen blogs on Mum Central …
5 Ways to get the Biggest Bang for Buck with Your Kitchen Makeover >>> CLICK HERE