When thinking about interior design options for your home kitchen, it is important to keep a number of factors in mind.
First off, when shopping in your local kitchen center, if your budget allows, be sure to consider new technologies in appliances, finishes and materials. Often times your choices here might cost you more in the short term, but in the long run you will find that as the industry catches up with the technologies, your choices will continue to be relevant well into the future. Make sure that all appliances that you choose are only of the highest quality. This is the most important part of your kitchen… it’s what the kitchen revolves around, so don’t cheap out here.
Don’t be afraid to spend extra money on your kitchen floors. High quality kitchen flooring will not only look good for longer, but they will also add to the resale value of your home. When installing your kitchen floors, make sure to keep them level and even consider adding heated floors for extra comfort and value.
When choosing cabinets for your home kitchen design… think simple. Ornate or complicated designs will usually not stand the test of time. Styles which might be trending now are likely to date your kitchen down the road.
When planning colors for your home kitchen, consider the colors of adjoining rooms. Keep your design consistent and avoid contrasting colors between adjoining rooms. For example, if your walls in the room next to your kitchen are blue, yellow walls in the kitchen will clash. Look for complimentary colors.
And last but not least, always consider your counter space. Try to maximize the area on which you will be preparing your food. You’ll not only be thankful at Christmas time, but your family will be as well.