Rules of Kitchen Design (Part 1)

When you are set to redecorate your kitchen, you will be thinking of the many kitchen designs that are available everywhere. Whatever your reasons for redesigning your kitchen, you must still abide to the kitchen designs rules in order to gain attraction for your kitchen as well as the functionality and comfort. The basic rules of kitchen design revolve around the following themes: (1) Space, (2) Light, (3) Color, (4) Texture, (5) Harmony, and (6) Personality. Together with these rules in mind, you must be able to plan your ideal kitchen with ease.

When setting out the space for your kitchen, you must keep in mind that you have to have focal points in your room. This will lead the viewers’ eyes to that focal point and then scan the whole area. You have to make sure that the passageway in key areas of your kitchen is accessible and that people will not bump into each other when they cross your kitchen. Plan out where you will be putting your kitchenware, furniture, equipment and accessories. This will help you reduce clutter and create more space in the kitchen.

Next, in formulation kitchen designs think of the lighting in the room during the day and during the night. If you have a very good source of light from sunshine during the day, perhaps you can maximize the use of your windows to allow light to come in freely. During the night, you can plan for a dramatic fixture for a romantic kitchen dinner or have a bright kitchen where you can easily see everything at once. You can also include in your planning where you will be putting the sockets and plugs and the lighting scheme to highlight some of your favorite areas in the kitchen.

When deciding for color for kitchen designs, think of the hue, value and intensity elements. Hue is the color itself, which is the deciding factor for your kitchen, because you can then adjust its hue (the darkness or lightness of the color) and the intensity or saturation of the color. Would you want it to look white and beige, or silver and black, or a multitude of pastel colors? In addition, as for texture and pattern, remember that light can make a big difference on it. Direct light will enhance a texture while diffuse light will not. So if you have already fixed the light, then you can still control the texture and pattern to enhance your kitchen.

A great and beautiful kitchen is in harmony with everything in it. Always avoid clutter and make use of your furniture and the set-up. Try to connect every element that was mentioned and you will create a harmonious relationship with your light, color, and texture. Finally, you can add personality to your kitchen, even your very own style can be incorporated here. Choose a decoration that will clearly show that you own this space, such as picture frames, wall decors, tile designs, sink and faucet designs, every little detail. Then when you are done with your planning, you can begin your renovation work.