Whether you are going for the traditional or the modern cabinets, they give justice to the kitchen only when they perfectly suit the space in terms of size, shape, color, and style. Before designing the kitchen, the following steps need to be followed.

  1. Measure the space you have at hand.
  2. Plan the location of existing appliances and other products like refrigerator, dishwasher, chimney etc in that space
  3. Plan where the sink, electric sockets, plumbing system, gas pipes need to placed.
  4. The location of the full-length cabinet.

Try to opt for overboard cabinets as they leave enough room to work without any hassle. When it comes to choosing the color, go for ones that look well with the kitchen tiles and décor.


2. Choosing the Right Countertops

The foremost factor before selecting a countertop is space. You can find them in a variety of shapes including L-shape, U-shape or one with parallel counters. You can even add an island to them as well. U-shape is one of the most common and widely used styles as it is functional and provides good space for work. Once you are done selecting the shape, next is to select the top. It can be of any material including concrete, stainless steel, marble, granite, quartz and limestone. However, granite is the most popular choice as it is scratch, water and heat resistant. Another popular choice is concrete, which is also durable.

3. Designing the Walls

Cabinets, racks, and overheads cover major portions of the walls of the kitchen. So there is less space left to design the walls. However, they cannot be ignored as they play an important role in defining the overall decor.

  • Kitchen Tiles – Tiles are one of the best options for covering the remaining wall space. They make the kitchen look beautiful and are more durable than paints. They are heat resistant, water resistant, and require normal cleaning.You can find them in a great array of varieties, varying across quality, sizes, designs, and colors.
  • Wall Paints – Colors set the mood, and every room should be painted according its functionality and requirement. Similarly, kitchen also needs a perfect color to set the temper.You can opt for warm hues like variations of red, yellow or orange. For a tidy and classy look, you can go for mild tones as light olive, peach and lavender. It is important that the wall color chosen blend well with the kitchen cabinet.

4. Flooring

The kitchen flooring, besides being practical and durable, is a major design statement as well. The kind of flooring you choose creates an impact on every other element of your overall design and with the variety of materials, colors and textures available today, your choices are nearly infinite.

  • Stone or tile is an excellent choice for heavy traffic areas. Ceramic tile is durable and available in assorted colors and styles with the option for decorative borders and designs.
  • Limestone is a natural stone that offers a traditional look. Downside- It is a porous material and should be sealed upon installation and then maintained twice a year.
  • Cork is a flexible material available in a variety of colors and designs. It is water-resistant and reduces impact noise.
  • Vinyl flooring comes in a variety of styles and colors in either tiles or sheet format to be chosen according to budget and style.
  • For high traffic kitchens, wood is not a good choice as it is prone to scratches and is not water-resistant.
Happy Kitchen Decorating to you !