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5 Essential Features for a Well Designed Kitchen

For a functional and efficient cooking and living experience, a well designed kitchen is essential. Beyond functionality, aesthetic appeal is also important. Our blog will delve into the key features that make a kitchen functional and visually pleasing. From storage solutions to appliances, we will cover everything you need to know about the top 5 essential features that are both practical and beautiful. Whether you're planning a renovation or starting from scratch, these tips will help you design the ideal space for your culinary explorations.

Super storage

Black and grey luxury kitchen design with large island the centre of the kitchen.

When it comes to designing a functional kitchen, storage space is a crucial element to consider. Without enough space to store your pots, pans, dishes, and food items, your kitchen can quickly become cluttered and difficult to navigate. To ensure that you have ample storage space, consider installing cabinets that reach all the way up to the ceiling. You can also add pull-out shelves and drawers to make it easier to access items at the back of your cupboards. Don't forget to take advantage of vertical space by installing hooks or hanging storage racks on the inside of cupboard doors. By prioritizing cupboard space in your kitchen design, you'll be able to keep your space organized and functional for years to come.

A strong, stylish worktop

Dekton worktop surface in black marble

Are you a cooking enthusiast? Then your kitchen work surfaces are probably used on a daily basis, making strength and durability important factors to consider when selecting a worktop. While aesthetics are important, practicality should also be taken into account. Spend some time assessing how you use your kitchen to make an informed decision on the type of worktop that will suit your needs, both in terms of functionality and appearance.

Efficient Appliances

Built in AEG oven appliances in black kitchen

When it comes to selecting kitchen appliances, it's important to take into account how you use the space as well as the room's size and layout. For instance, if you entertain frequently, prioritizing larger appliances such as ovens and dishwashers might be a good idea. When you’re searching for appliances, consider how energy-efficient they are. You can find this out by looking at the energy-rating label – an A+, A++ or A+++ is a good indication of an efficient product, but it depends on the type of appliance it is.

A hard wearing floor

Light oak wood flooring in a large family kitchen

In a heavy traffic area such as a kitchen, the floor must be functional and durable. Not only does it need to easy to clean and practical but the flooring can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, and can help tie together the different design elements.

A slick splashback

White marble Schuller kitchen

The surface you install behind your worksurface can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Of course, a splashback’s main function is to protect the walls, but it’s also a great opportunity to get creative in your space. Choose a durable material that you can wipe clean easily, but also go for a design that suits your style.


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