If you're in the market for a new German kitchen you will want to make sure you get the best possible design that is delivered on time and on budget. These three design tips will help provide your kitchen designer with the right information so they can advise you and provide the best possible design for your particular situation.
There are three critically important things you should consider;
Function - What is the main function for your kitchen? Storage - How much do you need? Lighting - What type of lighting should you think about?
After reading this article you will be in a much better position to get the kitchen design of your dreams. Let's now look at those main points in a little more detail.
The function and form of your kitchen is highly personal to you. Are you the sort of person who wants to entertain friends every weekend or do you prefer something a bit more intimate. You might want to think about when you will be using your kitchen and what for. Normally there are three work areas in any kitchen, preparation, cooking and cleaning or sink area. In addition some kitchens will have a serving or dining area. Considering these points will make a difference in the design and layout as will your storage requirements.
Storage has become more than just an afterthought especially when it comes to German designed kitchens. If you spend any amount of time around German design you will come to realise that ergonomics are important. The aim here is to provide great functional storage and at the same time to provide style and the right aesthetics.
You will need storage for things like cooking utensils, pots and pans and ideally they should be located near the cooker so they are at hand ready for cooking.
Kitchen drawers and cabinets can be augmented with special organisers that make the best use of space and to keep everything neat and tidy. Ask your designer about the different types of materials that are now available.
Clever use of lighting in a kitchen will make a huge difference to the whole area. There are two main types of lighting to think about.
Task lighting in food preparation areas is obviously important but so is lighting inside cabinets. Incidental or ambient lighting will help create the right mood. If you have a dining table in the kitchen it is sometimes a good idea to have a dimmer switch, this can help to keep the lighting a bit softer and provide a nice atmosphere when you want it.
Now that you understand these three tips you can help your designer deliver you a great kitchen and one which you will be proud of. Last but not least, please provide a budget. Kitchens came in all sorts of sizes, materials and equipment levels. Having a budget will ensure you get the best optimised design and will save a lot of time in reworking.