Having a custom kitchen is crucial as it is the room that your family spends most of its time in. Maybe you’ve already considered building your own home so that you can create the kitchen of your dreams. It can be challenging to find exactly what you want in an existing house, as we all know.
In this article, we will guide you through five steps for creating the gourmet kitchen of your dreams. Keep scrolling if you’ve always wanted to design your own kitchen but didn’t know where to begin.
1. Pin Your Vision to Fine-Tune Your Taste
There are hundreds of questions you can ask yourself, but a picture is worth a thousand words, so it is best if you take it to Pinterest. Pinterest allows you to fine-tune your style through “boards.” You can pin ideas that interest you before deciding and committing to any particular aesthetic.
The first thing you should do is ask yourself these aesthetic questions:
- Style: Would you prefer a rustic farmhouse ambiance with a vintage deep sink, or a modern penthouse sleek style with minimalist colours and edges?
- Countertops: Are you attracted to granite or marble countertops?
- Cabinets: Do you prefer slabs or distressed cabinets?
- Lighting: A statement chandelier or low hanging pendants?
Take note of trends that you have been pinning consistently. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to customize exactly what designs and colours you want.
2. Establish Both Your Budget and Priorities
Here’s where priorities come into play. Think about the rough budget estimate you have in mind. What is your budget for renovating your kitchen? Do you want to spread the love to other rooms as well? When customizing finishes, your choices will be heavily influenced by this factor.
Take a moment to consider what you truly want, above all else. Try to narrow down your list of non-negotiable items. By calculating the cost of the items you can’t live without into your budget, you’ll be able to calculate the cost of everything else.
Now that you have organized your budget, it’s time to start contemplating what should go where!
3. Choose a Layout that Optimizes Your Lifestyle
As great as a kitchen is, it will only be as good as its work triangle. But wait, what’s a work triangle? Essentially, the work triangle is the space between the stove, sink, and refrigerator that maximizes efficiency and utility.
There are 4 styles that do this effortlessly:
- The Galley: Featuring an island, this is one of the most classic open floor plans, as it helps break up a large space.
- The L-Shape: Designed for smaller but open floor plans, this layout allows for plenty of breathing room when the dining area is adjacent.
- The U-shape: Chefs often prefer this all-encompassing layout with appliances surrounded on all sides.
- The G-Shape: This layout is similar to the U-Shape, with the added bonus of extra counter space.
A pro-tip: If natural light is a crucial factor for you, choose your building angle based on how much light your house will receive. Consider your requirements and the layout of the space you will be working with to help you determine what will work for you.
4. Finish Your Kitchen’s Final Touches with Flair
If you’ve made it this far, you need to pick the final touches. Finishes bring your style to life and pull the space together. The finishing touches are the last to be selected, such as:
- Cabinet handles
- Bar stools
- Backsplash tile
- Lighting & pendants
- Sink Nozzle
- Wall Art
You’d be surprised at how much difference the right cabinet handles and bar stools can make. Remember that lighting and tile backsplashes play an important role in creating a cozy atmosphere. In the final step, you will determine whether or not you are ready to begin planning!
5. Build Your Own Custom Kitchen
The vision in your head has been formed, and now it is time to put it into action. With Square One, you can take matters into your own hands and design the culinary kitchen of your dreams. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet custom kitchen or a classic style kitchen, Square One Construction can handle it all. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate.