Even in this day and age, your kitchen is an important family and social gathering place. We eat, socialize and entertain in our kitchens. For this reason, kitchens need to be ergonomically designed, reflective of your lifestyle and incorporate a myriad of functions. A custom designed kitchen is one designed to match your needs, accommodate your lifestyles, match the design aesthetic of your home, be able to accommodate all of your food and wine storage, be easy to work in and have convenience, durability, beauty and comfort as the main design priorities.
Your kitchen will incorporate kitchen cabinets that comfortably accommodate your food storage needs, your dishes, your appliances and your cooking tools in a compact and convenient manner. Your kitchen cabinets should be designed with cases and doors that have beauty , durability and convenience as the main design goals.
Kitchens want lots of exterior light from windows and both general and task lighting fixtures that make sure you have enough light options to change the mood from low casual entertainment levels, right up to full on full blast lighting for working.
Your kitchen appliances will be another important kitchen design consideration. The fridges, ovens, cook tops, grills , island cook tops and venting should all be chosen to match the design of your kitchen. Depending on whether the design is traditional, modern or ultra contemporary, you will choose appliances that reflect these design facts.
Another critical component of your kitchen design are the counter tops themselves. Modern materials can accommodate any design and today’s designers can choose from the plastic laminate to solid surface materials and stone like granite and even concrete. Color, pattern and durability are the main factors involved in the choice of the ideal counter top material.
Your kitchen sink and plumbing fixtures are another extremely important feature to consider in the design of a kitchen. You can have stainless steel sinks with double or single bowls, plumbing fixtures with rinse hoses, water purifiers, water softeners and garberators, to mention just a few features and functions available.
Floors round out the main design features of a kitchen. Again the Kitchen design and your lifestyle will determine the materials used. Some designs will incorporate solid hardwood, ceramic tile and even other materials like granite, and other stone materials.