Thursday, June 12, 2008

Home Decorating Kitchen Design Planning, Advice and Ideas

The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home or house. Its usually the first place we stop to sit down when we enter the house. It’s where we store our food and prepare our meals and often the kitchen is where we dine.

However its not just the food area of the house as its usually central to the traffic and living flow. Preschoolers will play there while the parent is using the kitchen, children will often do their homework there with the help of the parents while preparing an evening meal and if you have a party you can bet that’s where many of the partygoers will gravitate.

It’s an odd phenomenon but the kitchen is the heart of the home and that’s why this site explores all the areas and needs of the kitchen. All the activities and more are part of the kitchen's role and the themes are endless from contemporary to ultra modern to a traditional country kitchen.

The fantastic thing about modern kitchens is that they can look old or to any style and still be practical with the modern finishes and appliances available. Kitchen design is not a simple process but it is logical and using this site will enable you to answer many of the questions you have about kitchens and how to design and plan a kitchen.

The golden question is how do we go about putting a kitchen and the associated areas together, how do we make the choices from the hundreds of options available.

In this site you will find categories that cover all of the aspects of kitchen design including how to design.
They are as follows:

Planning a kitchen

The planning process

Appliances what they are the basics of how they work and some of the models available.

Plumbing fittings, the faucets, boiling units, dishwashing and garbage disposal.
Lighting, How to create mood in the kitchen, how to make sure the lighting is correct and efficient and how to make sure it’s attractive.

Flooring. The area that gets the most wear and tear and abuse every day, what are your options, timber, vinyl, stone, concrete, carpet, cork. There are a lot of possibilities but which?

Wall finishes. What looks great and is impervious to steam, grease, food spills and yet can be cleaned without staining or deteriorating. We look at a whole lot of options here from tiling to papers to laminates and special paints to mention a few.

Electrical requirements such as the amount of outlets needed for all the appliances that a modern kitchen requires, safety aspects, aesthetics, and planning the positions of these items.

Cabinetry, here is a very large subject. This section helps you choosing different finishes, planning the cabinets layout and why, drawers that have to go into them and where the hardware that goes on the cabinets from self closing hush drawers to handles and hinges.

Storage. This is an endless area with manufacturers coming up with new and innovative store solutions all the time. Here you can see what’s available.

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes and we will show you how to get the most from the space that you have. We will find out the best ways to flow through your kitchen and make it a comfortable space to work in. So start looking for ideas right now!

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