Tips to Design your Dream Kitchen

Moretti Blog   •   May 23, 2018

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When it comes to design a kitchen the choices to make are many and they involve layout, cabinets style, appliances, storage, worktop and so on.
But where to start?
Here some tips to design your dream kitchen.

Find a balance between aesthetics and practicality

Our habits should be the common thread when designing a new kitchen.
The first thing to do is think how we use the kitchen. If we use it only for cooking, or also to entertain guests and if for us aesthetics is more important than the practicality.
Habits of the person the will use the kitchen have a big impact on how to design it and will make a big difference once the kitchen is completed. So, think carefully how you use the kitchen and the time you spend in there, this will be the starting point of the project.

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Identify the right layout

The shape, or layout to give to the kitchen is the first choice to make. Even if we do have a favorite kitchen layout in mind we need always to start with the shape and dimensions of the room to decide which is the best layout and not vice versa.
In most of the cases, the size and shape of the room will determine the most suitable kitchen design.
As a starting point, you have some classic kitchen layouts to use as a template, such as:

  • Single or double galley, they have one or two continuous runs of cabinets.
  • An l-shaped kitchen that is built into a corner and offering excellent counter space.
  • U-Shaped kitchen which surrounds the cook on three sides with everything within easy reach.
  • Island kitchen that provides additional work surfaces and can also include a breakfast bar, sockets, bookshelves and vine storage.

The island can also delineate the kitchen zone without cutting it off, a plus if you like to socialise with guests while cooking.
When it comes to the functional part of the room a good layout will make the most of the available space and keep everything well organized.
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