The homes in which we live in are most often the place in which we as individuals thrive, relax, and most importantly spend time with family and feel the most comfortable. The phrase “the home is where the heart is” should be changed to “the kitchen is where the heart is”. Each separate room within our homes serves a different purpose and should therefore be designed to suit this purpose in the most effective manner and in a manner that improves our quality of life.
Our kitchens-although some may disagree- are probably the most important room within our homes and are most likely the places in which we spend the most time in either cooking and preparing meals for our families or cleaning up after a certain meal. Therefore to reduce the number of unnecessary hours spent within our kitchens it is imperative that our kitchens be designed with a modernistic approach that improves our quality of life through making cooking, preparing and cleaning up simpler and less time taking. Within this day and age there are many modern kitchen designs that could be implemented within your home to simply improve your quality of life and allow you to spend that spare time with your family.
Transforming your old kitchen to a more modern design isn’t as hard as it sounds! In fact when attempting to remodel your kitchen there a few key elements that if implemented, could completely revolutionize the way your current kitchen looks and feels. These elements include:
- Innovative Technology: The kitchens of today exhibit innovative technology that really gives off that modern feel. These include motorized cabinets that can open and close with the press of a button, hotplate stove tops that use colour to indicate their temperature and long necked hose taps that can swivel and turn in any direction and release water at high pressures that make washing dishes so much easier.
- Lighting: No matter how modern your kitchen is, lighting can make the world of a difference to the complete look of your kitchen as poor lighting can create an unpleasant atmosphere. Your kitchen needs illumination that eliminates shadows inside the whole room as well as specific lighting for certain areas. For example down lights built in to ceiling can provide lighting for specific areas in addition to this under cabinet lighting can provide much needed illumination for work areas in which most of the cutting and cooking takes place. Modern kitchen designs also incorporate natural light which also will also you to cut down on electricity bills and help create a brighter and more open environment which prevents those nasty accidents that are common within kitchens.
- Stainless Steel finishes: When replacing your taps, or cupboard handles aim to use as much stainless steel finishes where possible. This is a common trend amongst all modern kitchen designs and creates a sleek fresh look within your kitchen. Not only this but stain less steel finishes allow for a greater grip when held.