Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Kitchen Flooring and Cabinets: Reach a balance

A great kitchen is one that has a cohesive design and all the crucial elements of the kitchen work together in some way. When renovating or remodeling a kitchen space, homeowners often struggle with the problem of matching the two most important elements of their kitchen – flooring and cabinets. To ensure that your kitchen looks the way you want, you must consider these tips while selecting your flooring materials and cabinets:
  • Style: Coordinate the style of the flooring material and kitchen cabinets. For example, slab style cabinets and floor tiles with clean edges work best together. Kitchen cabinets with pronounced wood grain need a wooden flooring style to stand up to the cabinets.
  • Pattern: Not every tile pattern can go well with your custom kitchen cabinets. Often decorative cabinet designs work beautifully with patterned floor tiles. You can also select plain floor tiles and raised panel cabinets for creating a contrast in pattern style.
  • Color scheme: Matching the color scheme of your kitchen floor and cabinets depends on the type of kitchen you're building and your preferences. Contrasting the cabinets with the flooring material color is a good idea if you want to set them apart. You can even select multiple shades of one color (such as darkest shade for cabinets and light shade for floor) to accentuate your kitchen.
In designing kitchens, the more things match, the lesser are the chances that your eyes will be drawn to a specific point. This suggests that contrasting flooring material and cabinets are ideal for creating your dream kitchen.

Factors to consider when designing kitchen floor plan

How should your new kitchen look like? What makes a kitchen perfect for your family? When you’re building a custom kitchen, these questions must be answered first before you even contact a kitchen designer. Designing a kitchen floor plan is often a complex task but it should be designed in a way that suits your needs now and in the future too. You must consider these three factors for creating a personalized space plan and a user-friendly kitchen for your family:

– Triangle vs. Workstation: For efficient movement in a kitchen, stove, refrigerator, and sink are placed in a triangular fashion. If your kitchen has small space, then the triangle layout will work for your kitchen. For bigger kitchens, workstation layout works better wherein each standard station is designed around a major appliance.
Budget: The cost of remodeling a kitchen can be astronomical unless you begin with a firm budget. Set a maximum budget for the crucial elements of your kitchen including cabinets, countertop, and flooring while designing floor plan with your kitchen designer. This will prevent you going beyond your set budget.
Style Preference: Some homeowners embrace the more closed-off kitchen layout, but these days’ new kitchen designs reveal a different approach – open-concept kitchen. You can get creative with both kitchen layouts but you need to select the kitchen design that is budget-friendly and meets your family needs.

Off course, aesthetics are important for your kitchen, but function is even more important. Consider these three factors while designing kitchen floor plan with a kitchen designer so that you can maintain a balance between aesthetical design and functionality.