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By Tom Houser
Kitchen interior design is one of the most popular areas of interior design. It is also one of the most expensive rooms to re-design.
Many people attempt to do it themselves when it comes to remodeling their kitchen. However, if you choose to hire an interior designer then be prepared to spend a lot more money.
Whether you do it yourself or hire a designer for your kitchen interior design, careful planning is needed to achieve the effect you are looking for in the design. If doing it yourself you must be aware of some of the biggest mistakes made by homeowners when re-designing their kitchen.
One of these mistakes in kitchen interior design is not taking advantage of the storage spaces in the kitchen. There should be approximately forty-eight to seventy-two inches of cabinets for dishes and glasses above your sink and dishwasher for convenience. There should be approximately forty-eight to seventy-two inches of cabinet space near your oven for holding the cooking dishes and supplies. Floor cabinets or base cabinets should be placed near the stovetop for pots and pans.
Another way to utilize space is to outfit blind corners with storage devices such as a Lazy Susan or something called a cookware caddie. Kitchen drawers can be fitted with dividers or full extension glides to make use of their space efficiently as well.
Another big mistake of kitchen interior design is installing an island that is just too big. Island countertops are a great addition to a kitchen but they should only be about thirty six to forty eight inches deep and about thirty six to one hundred and twenty inches wide. If you get into larger size islands they are just harder to use and a lot more work to clean.
One other big mistake that we will focus on is not enough light in the kitchen. Appropriate lighting for your kitchen workspaces would include halogen or fluorescent lighting. Not enough light in the kitchen will make it difficult to do your daily tasks. Kitchen interior designers insist that proper ventilation be added to ensure that offending odors and excess heat is removed from the home. Many do it yourself kitchen re-modelers neglect this important aspect of kitchen design.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. It also adds aesthetic and substantial value to your home. Therefore, a good kitchen design is extremely important. In today’s fast-paced world, many families only see each other in the kitchen for a quick breakfast or dinner. If your kitchen is not functional then these important family meal times can be functionally difficult. Many people like to entertain and it is important for them to socialize with their family and friends while cooking a meal, which again results in the importance of kitchen interior design. The kitchen should be inviting and serve its purpose of providing a space to prepare and cook meals.
If you are planning on a complete kitchen interior design, whether doing it yourself or hiring a professional, make sure you get your plans in writing before beginning the transformation of your kitchen into something you would see on a television-remodeling program. Good luck with your new kitchen.
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