10 November 2023
“All of life plays out in the kitchen, for this is truly the beating heart & social hub of the contemporary home.” – Kelly Hoppen
Where would we be without our kitchens?! From the early morning coffee to the family dinners and late-night snacks, our kitchens are a hive of activity. It’s where we congregate, cook and connect with family and friends, making them the true heart of our homes – the place where we spend the most time. So it’s only fitting we put careful thought into ensuring this space is not only designed for aesthetics but also for practical living and seamless functionality in our homes.
When we embark on designing a kitchen for our clients, we firstly always consider both the practical and aesthetic aspects. It all begins with a conversation to understand our clients’ lifestyles and preferences. After all, not every functional kitchen is beautiful and not every beautiful kitchen is practical. Plus, it’s worth noting that your kitchen is often where you’ll invest the most money, whether it’s a budget renovation or a luxe makeover.
At Studio GIW, we hold a special place in our hearts for kitchen design, and we’re excited to share some valuable tips that will help you create a liveable and inspiring kitchen space.
Before you start renovating, ask yourself;
- How do you want it to function in your daily life?
- What are the must-have features or appliances that will enhance your kitchen’s functionality?
- What’s your style and how can you bring it to life in your kitchen?
Investing in quality finishes such as engineered or natural stone is a great way to make a kitchen look elegant and timeless. Additionally, incorporating colour with a patterned tile splashback or wall cabinetry can create a pleasing contrast.
Maximising storage is a must, so consider installing built-in wall cabinetry and floating shelves or open shelving for both functionality and style.
Creative tile combinations
Combining tiles in different formations can add a unique touch to the kitchen.
For those who enjoy entertaining, creating an open-plan space or including an island bench will make a larger and more inviting area.
To enhance the connection between the kitchen and backyard, consider installing large exterior doors. This can contribute to a more seamless transition between these two spaces.
At Studio GIW, we’re here to help you turn your kitchen dreams into reality. If you have questions, need expert advice, or want to discuss your kitchen renovation project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Let’s work together to design a kitchen that truly reflects your lifestyle!