Food for thought – kitchen interior design ideas

June 9, 2015

The kitchen is the hub of your home so it is worth taking the time to consider any changes or new kitchen designs.
Island benches are a popular interior design solution for kitchens. They are a great working space for cooking, and an additional storage solution.  Making sure the island bench is large enough to work from is crucial, there is nothing worse that having a space that is too small and impractiacle. Do you prefer a sink in the Island, would you prefer soft close drawers in the island ot storage or is a wine fridge the preference, do you need shelves for your cook books, whereyou’re your appliances going to be kept and will you look at a butlers pantry. These decisions are important to make as you will spend most of your time in this space.

Consider engaging an Interior Designer that can take you through the step by step process on what is going to work for you. Spending time and money on your kitchen is really important. I walk into a lot of homes especially with properties going on the market, and this is one thing I always look at and know how much has been spent on this area. Kitchens will add value to your home if designed well so do remember to look at this as an investment and not a cost.

My recommendation would be to buy quality fixtures, fittings and appliances – keep the design simple and elegant. Try to avoid the brighter colours as they will often date. Really maximise the space you have and think about what is going to work for you and work closely with your interior designer.

I always follow this rule when renovating: If we decide to sell this property in 5 – 7 years, will the next buyer like this kitchen and will it still be in vogue. It’s expensive to redesign a kitchen so doing it properly first up is really important and don’t take any short cuts. Remember when you decide to sell buyers will often make a decision on whether they like or dislike your home based on the kitchen.

Have fun creating your kitchen space.

As seen in Geelong GT Magazine

(images shown taken from our kitchen mood board on pintrest)