The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the modern home. It’s where meals are prepared, guests are entertained and often provides much needed respite from busy everyday life.
You want your kitchen to be both stylish, functional and unique to you. But with so many different design options out there, how do you choose a design that’s both timeless and unique?
At Bath Kitchen Company, we believe that your kitchen should be a reflection of your personality and taste. Whether you’re envisioning a traditional look or something more contemporary, our latest blog post provides insight into how you can create a kitchen that’s uniquely yours.
Consider Your Needs
Whilst style is often at the forefront of people’s minds when envisioning a new kitchen, the functionality of the space is arguably more important.
Start by thinking about what you use your kitchen for the most. Whether you love to cook, entertain, or simply need a space to eat and relax. Undergoing this process can help ensure that the kitchen is designed with your needs in mind.
If cooking is paramount then opting for integrated appliances could be a wise choice. On the other hand, if entertaining is at the top of your priority list, then an island with ample seating might be suitable.
Regardless of how you plan to use it, make sure that when planning your bespoke kitchen, it’s catered directly to what works best for your family and lifestyle.
Consider your layout and how you can make the most of the space you have. For example, if you have a smaller space, floating shelves can create more storage without taking up valuable floor space.
Partitioning your kitchen layout to create food preparation, seating, cleaning and food storage areas ensures that your space won’t just look great but will also function as intended.
Taking these few extra steps in the planning process will mean that you can create a kitchen that works for the space you have available with no surprises when it comes to installation.
Details and Finishes
Pay attention to the details and choose finishes that reflect your personal style. From cabinet hardware to light fixtures, each element should be carefully selected to give your kitchen a one of a kind look.
From the knobs and pulls selected to the light fixtures that are added, the detail is crucial. When it comes to designing a unique kitchen, taking time to choose each element with thought and care will ensure that you end up with something truly special.
Don’t be afraid to break from trends – have fun with your style instead and pick finishes that reflect what matters most to you. These details may seem small, but play a vital role in ensuring your kitchen tells a story of who you are.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour. If you’re tired of traditional white kitchens, consider something more bold for your cabinets or walls for a dramatic effect.
Adding rich colours can add a level of depth to your kitchen and make an eye catching statement. If you’re hesitant to commit to an intense colour, you can still add subtle pops of colour through appliances, accessories, or even flooring.
Be Wary of Ranges and Collections
When creating your own unique look, it can be tempting to purchase or take inspiration from ranges or collections, but doing so could limit your options.
These kitchens often come with standard sizing that may not fit certain spaces and can constrain you to certain materials, finishes, and designs.
Instead of restricting yourself to pre-made solutions, opting for a bespoke kitchen allows you to create something from scratch that perfectly fits the space available.
Bespoke kitchens aren’t subject to being categorised to a range, suite or collection, but there are popular styles that have stood the test of time including shaker kitchens, classic kitchens and contemporary kitchens which can be used to draw inspiration.
Be Wary of Following Trends
When creating your kitchen, it can be easy to get swept up in the latest trends, but try to look beyond those. Whilst trends can be a great source of inspiration, basing your entire design process around them can make your kitchen date quickly as what is “in” one year may well be “out” the next.
Your kitchen is there for the long run – so make sure it’s something you’ll love for years to come.
Bespoke Kitchens from Bath Kitchen Company
We hope that these tips have opened your eyes to the possibilities available when designing a unique kitchen that reflects your family’s lifestyle and your own individual style.
At Bath Kitchen Company, we believe that your kitchen should be as unique as you are. That’s why we work closely with you at every step of the way to installing your dream kitchen, taking into account your needs and aspirations to create the kitchen of your dreams.
If you are ready to discuss your ideas with us or want to find out more about how we work, give us a call today on 01225 312003 or request a brochure to explore the diverse range of bespoke kitchens we create.