In every home, you can expect the kitchen to be the heart of everything. Its the where everyone tends to interact and congregate – cooking, baking, relaxing, and even studying. When it comes to building a new home, creating a fabulous kitchen is one of the most exciting phases of the Whangarei design-build experience.
Plan your Layout.
The key to having a functional and practical kitchen area is by getting the right layout.
In every home, you can expect the kitchen to be the heart of everything. Its the where everyone tends to interact and congregate - cooking, baking, relaxing, and even studying. When it comes to building a new home, creating a fabulous kitchen is one of the most exciting phases of the Whangarei design-build experience.
A good layout is all about convenience and ease of use. This will ensure that you get the most functionality and efficiency within your kitchen in your custom-built home.
Things to keep in mind when doing the layout for your custom-built kitchen:
- Kitchen ergonomics. A well-proportioned culinary workstation that takes height, space and proximity of kitchen tools into consideration.
- Furniture placement. What goes where? Such as countertops, kitchen sink, tables, bar stools, chairs and refrigerator.
- Cupboard and cabinetry. The size of your storage and pull-out bins. (and of course butlers pantry!)
Choose resilient flooring materials.
The flooring for your kitchen is something that you should not ignore. That is because having an improper flooring can lead to risks of slipping.
The general rule is that you need to go for lighter and safer kinds of flooring materials and you have that option when you're planning a custom-build home. In the kitchen, lighter-coloured materials will also create a bright and airy space, aside from the fact that you can see any spills and potential hazards on the floor more easily.
Light up your Kitchen.
When your kitchen is well-illuminated, you can effortlessly get into the flow of cooking, you can see where your ingredients are and create the perfect entertaining ambiance.
Proper lighting creates this positive ambiance where you can prepare food safely and efficiently. There are a lot of options that you can choose when it comes to lighting for your kitchen. Make the most of overhead lighting to keep your counter space well-lit and functional. To highlight specific spots in your kitchen, you can turn to task lighting for a more directional approach.
Keep the Air Fresh.
Properly ventilating your kitchen is also something that you need to consider. It will ensure that the air circulates well inside your kitchen, which is very important when cooking and preparing food. To avoid accumulating smoke inside your kitchen as you cook, you may want to consider getting a good range hood with a powerful extractor. A Whangarei custom home builder can help you with these built-in ventilation options from planning to installation.
After planning your storage during the layout, make sure that what's built in your kitchen is exactly attuned into the storage capacity you need.
Having enough storage doesn't mean stacking kitchen items to the brim, the intention here is having a precise space for each important kitchen item and reducing clutter in the process.
Build your Whangarei Dream Home with Us!
Create a distinct and practical kitchen with the many versatile options Homeworld can offer you in constructing your design-build home. We have the skills and experience to create the perfect kitchen for you. Its all part of building your custom dream home in Whangarei. Get in touch with us, simply call us at Homeworld 0800 86 89 86