The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in homes. When Gibson clients are planning their new kitchen layout we recommend these 7 features to make the most out of your space.
1. Storage, storage and more storage
If you want your kitchen to be functional, one of the most important elements to consider is ample storage space.
Think carefully about what you need to keep in your kitchen, and choose cabinetry to accommodate design selections such as pull-out spice racks, drawers on both sides of the island, and tall wall units.
Make sure to select appliances that reflect how you use your kitchen and the size and layout of the room. So, if your always the host in your group of friends, a large oven and fridge might be a priority. Or if you enjoy cooking you want to make sure the sink isn't on the opposite side of the room from your stove.
You want to make sure your lighting in your kitchen is well planned out. Strategically placed pot lights, under cabinetry lighting, and decorative fixtures create a lighting scheme that adds both depth and practicality to your space.
Just like accessories can transform an outfit, kitchen fixtures can transform a kitchen. Think, a standard cabinet accompanied by beautiful handles, and a basic sink paired with a well chosen faucet.
Also, fixtures in your kitchen are going to be used a lot, so you want to make sure to invest in quality to ensure they’re strong, durable and maintain the integrity of appearance as long as possible.
With trips from the couch to the fridge or pantry, the kitchen floor is a high traffic area. There are many different surfaces you can choose from; our favorite in a kitchen is tile or hardwood. Whether you choose a classic design to compliment the rest of your home or a brave patterned floor for a stunning statement piece, flooring in your kitchen is key!
6. Back Splash
Your back splash can completely transform the look of your kitchen. Originally the main function of back splashes was to protect your walls, but now it is a great opportunity to get creative in your kitchen.
At Gibson, we've been playing around with back splashes, including: clerestory windows (windows replace back splash) to glass back splashes for a more modern look to patterned tiles to add texture.
What is a must have in your kitchen?