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How Do I Choose the Right Kitchen Furniture For My Kitchen?
Have you ever looked around your kitchen and decided that it is time for some new furniture or some new key pieces to make it the kitchen you have always dreamed of? If you are a homeowner, it will be an investment in your home, but if you are in a rental, what you can do might be limited. Before you go to the store or shop online, take some time to consider what you really need in your kitchen and how much space you have. It will save you time and money in the long run.
Your first step before investing in new kitchen furniture is to think about the cost. If you are living in a rental apartment, you may not want to invest in new fitted kitchen furniture as you might have to move in the future. In this case, investing in some key pieces of furniture will be your best option to make your kitchen work better for you, and you will have the option to take them with you if you move on. If you are a homeowner who is ready for a change in your kitchen furniture, you need to consider how much you want to invest.
Draft a Plan
The next step is to draw a plan of your kitchen. This is important because it may be difficult to remember the exact measurements when you get to the store, and you could end up buying a cabinet that you cannot fit through the door! Make a note of all the access points, such as doorways and regular traffic areas, as well as the ceiling height, floor area, and windows. Even if it is not a professional plan, these measurements will help you make decisions about what furniture to buy and where to place it. If you are really hopeless when it comes to pen and paper, you can always use your cell phone to make a short film of your current kitchen. If you are going to get assistance from a professional kitchen planner at your local kitchen furniture store, providing a basic plan will help them understand what furnishings will be most suitable for your kitchen.
Decide On An Interior Design Style
Before you start shopping, another important step is to think about what type of kitchen you would like. Maybe you currently have a modern fitted kitchen but have always longed for a traditional kitchen, where family and friends can gather and chat while you prepare a meal. Perhaps you are into contemporary house design and would like wall-to-wall fitted cabinets with everyday appliances hidden away behind built-in doors and a cocktail bar, with classy wine glasses such as this Vino Grande Bordeaux Set? Whichever style you choose, make sure that you have all of this in mind before you start shopping for new kitchen furniture. If you share your home with someone else, make sure you both have the same design ideas!
Shopping for Kitchen Furniture
Once you have decided on an interior design style that you really like, you can turn your thoughts to the furniture that will suit it best. If you are thinking about that traditional kitchen with the wooden table and a comfy chair to read a book while dinner cooks in the oven, there are many designers of kitchen furnishings that have taken their inspiration from the best styles of previous decades and given them a modern twist. If you are looking for a more contemporary-style kitchen with granite worktops, and countertop-to-ceiling storage, you can find some great inspiration from modern kitchen designer magazines or even online.
Once your kitchen furniture has been ordered, it is time to think about complementary color schemes. Traditional kitchens look good with soft pastel colors, such as those on this Dinner Set, and fabrics with floral country prints, while contemporary kitchens tend to look better with neutral colors such as grays and whites with pops of a primary color. There are many sites on the internet that will help with color schemes, with styles ranging from traditional or retro to ultra-modern and contemporary, giving you an easy starting point from which to choose new furniture and colors that work for you and your tastes.
By making a good plan of your current kitchen and doing some research on interior styles and furnishings, choosing the right kitchen furniture will be a straightforward process that can give you the kitchen you have always dreamed of.