May 31, 2019 2:40 pm
An entire new kitchen or a kitchen design refresh is one of the biggest purchases you will make as a homeowner, and the main aim is to ensure that the quality and design lasts for years to come. Here are a few tips to help future-proof your kitchen so it will work as good as new as it did the day it was installed.
By investing in high quality unit and appliances, even though they may have an initially high price tag, they will extend the longevity of your kitchen. Quality products will maintain their durability and functionality during day-to-day life, as well as their appearance avoiding discolouration or warping. Moreover, if you choose a bespoke design for your kitchen that is specific to your requirements, you are less likely to need replacements or upgrades in the future.
In order for kitchen lighting to be sustainable for the future, you should try to incorporate the four layers of lighting. Ambient lighting will generally light the whole room so the position is vital; this can include decorative lighting by using a chandelier or other statement light. Task and accent lighting is more focused and often used as spotlights or LED track lighting. Task lighting is specified for where you will prepare your food and accent lighting will highlight decorative aspects in your kitchen such as artwork.
It is always better to have too many storage options than too little when you are first designing your kitchen. In hindsight, you will accumulate a number of different kitchen accessories over the years so it’s important to have enough room to store everything. Clever storage solutions like a multitude of drawers and cupboards, hidden or within a pantry, will ensure your kitchen can stay practical, functional and future-proof.
Choose Your Style
Don’t try to predict future trends or choose your kitchen design based on what everyone else thinks, stick to your guns and choose a style that you absolutely love and know that you’ll love for years to come. Whether you’re a traditionalist or minimalist, by doing this, you can future-proof your kitchen and ensure that future tweaks to your design will be unlikely.
A kitchen is a big, but necessary, investment, so by making these choices that will help your design last into the future, you will save money in the long run. Want some expert advice? Contact us today to talk about your kitchen design and how you can make it as sustainable as possible.