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Kitchen design: best tips for designing a beautiful and functional kitchen

Kitchen design

Kitchen design is a fundamental phase of interior design work, for anyone who wants to move into a functional and comfortable space.

Of all the rooms in the home, the kitchen is perhaps the one to be furnished with the most care: it is in fact a central room in domestic life and the space where people spend most of their time preparing and eating meals and socialising with family and friends. Having a clear idea of what aspects you need to consider when designing your kitchen and what you want to achieve is of great help in achieving an excellent result.

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What should be considered for good kitchen design?

The kitchen plays a major role in interior design choices. Therefore, taking care of the kitchen design phase is a fundamental step in creating a functional and comfortable space where practicality and aesthetics are balanced . The care taken in defining the characteristics of kitchen furniture not only influences the aesthetic appearance of the room, but also the quality of life of the inhabitants of the home and the practicality of the space.

For a good kitchen design, various aspects must be considered, including the solutions available to organise the space, the different materials and colours to choose from, and the type of lighting and ventilation in the room. 

When defining the arrangement of furniture, one must ensure that movement within the room and working arrangements are fluid, and that the position of functional elements reflects the habits of those using the kitchen. To increase the functionality of a small kitchen, for example, a good design solution could be to choose made-to-measure cabinets and a U-shaped layout to make the most of the available space.

The choice of materials and colours in the kitchen is crucial to create a welcoming and functional environment. The design of the kitchen must be consistent with the style of the home and reflect the personality of the people living in the home. When you make a modern kitchen design, one could consider, for example, furniture with a neutral colour palette and materials such as steel, glass and wood. On the other hand, for a classic kitchen, one could focus on warm tones and furniture with wooden doors and copper details.

The lighting and ventilation of the room are also important aspects to consider when you make a kitchen design. The kitchen must be well lit, both naturally and artificially, to create an environment that is comfortable at all times of day. In addition, ventilation must be adequate to ensure a good exchange of air and to prevent the formation of unpleasant odours.

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What type of kitchen to choose?

There are different types of kitchens and each one requires a specific design. Modern kitchens , for example, have a minimalist, linear style with advanced technological solutions, and require a design that pays attention to detail and the use of innovative materials. In contrast, classic kitchens require a more traditional design, using materials such as wood, gold or bronze finishes and neutral colours.

When designing a kitchen, one must also take into account the needs of the inhabitants of the home, the size of the available space and the budget available. If you are furnishing a small kitchen, during the design phase you should favour the use of space-saving solutions, such as vertical or corner wall units and the strategic positioning of functional elements such as the refrigerator and oven.

If you have the possibility, you can also consider a custom made kitchen design. In this case, attention should focus not only on size and layout, but also on materials and finishes.

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What are the best tips for choosing the right kitchen layout?

A good kitchen design must take into account the functionality of the space and the organisation of the elements. The layout of functional elements, such as the sink, hob and refrigerator, must be designed to favour smooth movements. From this point of view, the choice of appliances and kitchen accessories also plays a fundamental role in the design.

Among the accessories to be considered in kitchen design are wall cabinets, drawers, base and tall units, which can be used to store pots, pans, utensils and food. It is important to choose solutions that allow maximum use of available space, such as wall units with hinged or sliding doors, pull-out drawers and equipped tall units.

Furthermore, innovative technical solutions can also be integrated into the kitchen design, such as the use of eco-sustainable materials, home automation solutions, technological surfaces with touch controls and LED lamps, which are able to guarantee energy savings and greater efficiency.

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