Want to learn the essentials so you can choose well for your kitchen’s interior design?
Your Kitchen Interior Design can create a kitchen that works, is durable and looks great. But are you ready for ALL the decisions and considerations you need to make?
Kitchens are a big source of cost and angst in a home. They can be the hero of a family home and often the starting point for Interior Design direction for many homeowners.
They’re often a really sizeable investment, and they can be the whole reason many homeowners renovate or build in the first place. Anyone living with a dysfunctional kitchen knows how frustrating and inconvenient it can be in everyday family life.
Looking forward to a new kitchen can be super exciting. And when you’re planning a new or renovated home, the idea of having a working kitchen that’s simple to use, stores everything neatly, is a great place to gather, makes cooking and entertaining easy, and feels connected to the rest of the home so you can keep an eye on all the goings-on … well, that is really something to look forward to.
Infact, many homeowners start their renovation with “oh, we’ll just do up the kitchen” … and then that snowballs into a much bigger project!
Kitchens are probably one of the biggest pieces of eye candy when it comes to Pinterest images as well. All the gadgets and storage and large open benchspaces and fancy taps. There are a lot of lustworthy aspirational images out there calling out to you when you start planning a new kitchen, but if you then start digging on costs, you can see just how quickly prices can run away.
However, in many of these glossy images, you’re missing information on how to choose for durability, low maintenance and long-lasting finishes for family life. There’s so many lookalike materials now too, that it’s hard to know whether they’re going to perform as well, and if you’ll get as good a result.
I’ve done an episode in Season 2 on Kitchen Design, which is a great listen for thinking about the overall layout, and incorporating spaces like a walk-in pantry or butler’s pantry. In that episode I also talk about how to consider orientation and overall planning of your home to get your kitchen right. I’ll pop the link to that episode in the show notes so you can check it out.
Now, in this episode and the next, Frances Cosway from White Pebble Interiors and I dive into much more nitty gritty detail about the kitchen itself, and discussing the materiality of a kitchen.
These are all the elements and decisions that overwhelm many homeowners, because there’s A LOT that goes into the kitchen, and most homeowners are only thinking benchtops, splashback, cupboards and appliances.
However, kitchens that work, and look good, involve SO much more than those items alone. And I really encourage you to be thinking about all of these nitty gritty details as you’re designing the kitchen itself, so you know your dreams and budget are tracking in alignment with each other.
We’re talking about your Kitchen Interior Design, and specifically kitchen cupboards, kickplates, doors and drawers. I hope you enjoy this episode. Listen now.
INTERIOR DESIGN 101: GAIN CLARITY AND CONFIDENCE FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF YOUR FUTURE HOME
Would you like to simplify your choices, and have total clarity and confidence that your interior design will help create your beautiful, functional, feel-good home?
Interior Design 101 is a self-study, DIY program. It contains the full version of all interviews from the podcast, plus extra content specifically created for Interior Design 101.
In this full interview featured inside Interior Design 101, Frances and I also talk in more detail about flatpack kitchens. These can be a great alternative, but they’re not always cheaper, and there’s specific things you need to know before going this way with your kitchen. We also discuss splashbacks and the various choices available to you there.
And exciting news is that my super popular, 5 Day Kitchen Design Challenge, is now living inside “Interior Design 101” as a special bonus. It’s a great burst of info that takes you through the practical formula to creating a kitchen you’ll love spending time in, and that will work for you and your family.
You’ll also find full transcripts, videos, checklists, guides and so much good stuff to support you in the Interior Design of your renovation, new home or smaller project.
Interior Design 101 has been designed to help you gain clarity and confidence in all those selections and decisions you need to make for the finishes, fixtures, colours, materials and items you’ll be living with everyday.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST:
Find White Pebble Interiors online >>> CLICK HERE
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All things kitchens (including butlers, walk-in pantries and appliance cupboards) >>> Check out this Podcast Episode
Frances Cosway’s book, “Your Forever Home” >>> CLICK HERE
To learn more about the self-study, online program, Interior Design 101 >>> CLICK HERE