To most of us, a kitchen is the most central centre of a home. It is therefore important to get it designed right. Designing your kitchen is both exciting and costly at the same time. However, it can add value to your home if done properly. When planning your new kitchen, you need to answer these questions. What are the things that you need hidden or shown? For how long are you planning to stay?
The following are tips to put in consideration when planning for your new kitchen.
1. Design and shape
Start by determining your preferred design and its functional features that needs to be included. Most kitchens commonly used are one with island bench, U shaped or L shaped. Make sure to use the rule of the working triangle which describes some 3 key points such as the stove, the sink and the fridge. You can get the required help online by printing some of the appealing kitchen design that you like or use magazines or newspapers which showcases kitchen designs in Malaysia.
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Your kitchen should be wide enough with working center tops to create more working spaces. Working space is very essential for any kitchen as many activities can take place there with ease.
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3. Counter tops and cabinets
Counter tops area mainly placed on top of the kitchen cabinets. Concrete tops were commonly used in the past owing to their durability but nowadays granite counters are the best since they transform your kitchen into a luxurious feel and look. You can get the granite from local vendors or use the man made granite tops which is also known as solid surface, and are cheaper and readily available.
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The most recommended kitchen cabinet in Malaysia in smooth surfaced high gloss kitchen cabinets which mainly involves laminating the kitchen cabinet doors with Formica, 3G glass, spray painting and acrylic painting. You can consider multi colours for your kitchen cabinets to give it a perfect design.
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Lighting is essential as it lifts up the ambience of your kitchen. It is important to have the lighting fixed to crucial areas especially the chopping and cooking is taking place. If need be, you can have lights installed with your wall cabinets too.
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Most home owners with small kids would prefer to have round edges for their kitchen cabinets especially where the child or infants are frequenting. It reduces the risk of injuries arising from sharp cabinet edges.
The above tips should be considered if you want to have a top notch kitchen which you can use for a very long time without thinking of further renovation.