Scandinavian-style Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where you prepare meals, entertain guests, and spend most of your time when you’re not sleeping or working. It’s important to design a kitchen that reflects your personality and lifestyle choices, as well as a kitchen that works for you and your family. If you’re renovating or building a new house and you want some ideas for designing a kitchen that fits with the rest of your home, here are a few things to consider before you get started.

Choose your kitchen style

The first stage of designing a kitchen is choosing the style that’s right for your space. A lot of this depends on your own personal taste: do you want something that’s modern or rustic, unique or classic? Some of the most popular kitchen styles in Australia at the moment include:

  • Modern kitchens

  • Farmhouse kitchens

  • Shaker kitchens

  • Scandinavian kitchens

  • Traditional kitchens

Get some ideas by browsing sites like Pinterest online and consider not just your preferences but also the shape and size of your kitchen. If you’re working in a small space, going modern and minimal could help you to make the best use of your space. If you’ve got more room to play with, you can choose any style of kitchen you like.

If you’re keeping any existing appliances, cabinets, or features that might affect the look of your kitchen – like a traditional Aga cooker or a bright red microwave – don’t forget to consider these when you’re drawing up your colour scheme and design.

Make it practical

When you’ve got an idea of how you want your kitchen to look, it’s important to factor in how you want your kitchen to function. Consider what you’ll use your kitchen for and who will use your kitchen. Do you have pets or children, or are you planning pets or children in the future? How often do you cook, and how much space do you need when cooking? What appliances do you need to make room for in your new kitchen?

Plan where your kitchen cupboards will go and where you’ll put different appliances to make sure you have room for everything you need. When you’re allocating storage for food, plates, and cooking utensils, it’s a good rule of thumb to allocate more space than you think you’ll need – especially if you want the option to buy more kitchenware in the future.

Finally, think about the materials you’re going to use in your kitchen. If you have pets and children, choose waterproof, durable materials for the flooring and surfaces. This will make keeping your new kitchen clean a much easier job.

Need a hand?

If you want professional help to design a brand new kitchen that matches the style of the rest of your home, meets your practical needs, and looks the part, call us at Inovative Interiors today on 0418 460 340.

We can help you to renovate any size or shape of kitchen space into something unique, beautiful, and functional.

Call 0418 460 340