Whether you are catching up with family over dinner, or sneaking away to make a midnight snack, a few areas of the home are as important as the kitchen. Getting a new build kitchen gives you complete control over how this space will look, but the process can be quite costly and time-consuming if you don’t know where to start.
Helpfully, our guide on how to decorate a new build kitchen can walk you through the process, while introducing you to some new build kitchen ideas to get started.
Planning makes perfect
The best part about owning a new build property is that you have a blank slate to put a personal spin on your new home. This is particularly true for an area as important as a new build kitchen, the room that acts as the heart of the home. A kitchen can have many functions, so working out what functions you need is a crucial part of your planning. By doing this, it will become easier to know which appliances should go where, and how to decorate a kitchen table for everyday use.
For example, if you have kids, a wide open space with a divider between the dining and cooking area would be ideal, enabling you to cook and chat on the go. Are you a fan of hosting elaborate dinner parties? If so, think about the space you currently have, and whether this needs extending.
These considerations should help you decide how big your kitchen table needs to be, and how many cupboards and storage areas you will need in the area.
Once you have a clear idea of what you need from your kitchen, it is time to put your own personal stamp on the place. As the cooker is the focal point of your kitchen, we recommend starting with this appliance and then choosing pieces of furniture that complement it.
If you feel like you don’t know much about interior design, it is easy to find a style that you are comfortable with, whether flicking through pages of a magazine, or scouring the internet using tools like Pinterest or Instagram. If you are really struggling, you can also enlist the help of an interior designer. Through this process, you should be able to work out what colour or texture you will want to inform the look of your kitchen.
Still stuck for inspiration? Not to worry - below, we have outlined some kitchen feature ideas to help liven up your kitchen space.
4 Modern decorating ideas for your Kitchen
1. Dreaming of a White Kitchen?
For a kitchen that looks simple yet striking, we recommend going with a modern white kitchen design. Reflecting light from your countertop to your cabinets, there is something crisp and sleek about an all-white kitchen, and the minimalism of your decor will easily catch the eye of any guest.
The only real downside is that, because of the colour, any dirt or wear and tear will be more visible - if you don’t want to find yourself cleaning more than you have to, it might not be the best option for you.
2. Pass with Flying Colours
If you are looking for something a bit more lively, a multi-coloured kitchen can be a true feast for the eyes. Having vibrant colours in your kitchen will help to boost your mood, and inspire a general sense of playfulness - particularly useful if you have children. The colour red has been a popular trend in kitchens this year, but try your best to ensure your colour tones complement each other - too much colour can make your kitchen look overcrowded.
3. Create an Industrial Kitchen
Looking to make a statement with your kitchen? The practical and edgy appeal of an industrial style kitchen is hard to top. Characterised by materials like stainless steel, and exposed brick walls, and concrete surfaces, these kitchens look great but are also incredibly functional and hard-wearing. It can be difficult to strike the perfect balance between practicality and visual flair, but this style comes close.
4. Hidden in Plain Sight
If you hate the very idea of clutter, you might want to design a kitchen with plenty of hidden compartments and drawers for your appliances. With specific stations for appliances like your toaster, coffee machine and food mixer, you can create a clear and idyllic space for your guests to eat and talk. Similarly, stowing a microwave away at eye level means that it is easily accessible, but doesn’t cramp the smooth style of your kitchen.
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