Personalize the Design of your Kitchen: Kitchen and baths are the most visited spaces in a home by both guests and homeowners. With that thought in mind, it makes sense to personalize these rooms to the tastes and needs of the people who use them frequently. Below are several reasons to personalize kitchen and bath design.
Create an experience: No matter how large your house may be or how many other entertainment spaces you have, everyone ends up congregating in the kitchen. It’s important that this room feels cozy and festive because your guests will better remember the experience. Consider lighting, seating arrangements and other elements like fresh flowers or fluid movement from inside to outside. Similarly, you want the bathroom to feel comforting. One easy way to do this is to ensure temperature regulation is maintained in the restroom. No guest wants to visit a frigid bathroom. Also consider lighting in the bathroom. Bright, obtrusive lighting is often unwelcome in this intimate place.
Enjoy your space: Not only do you want your friends and family to enjoy your home, but you should enjoy your own home as well. Keep this in mind as you plan your design, layout, decor and material selections. If you love to cook, ensure your stove and hood are top notch. Make sure the fridge is located in a good place and that there is plenty of island or counter space for prepping and dining. If you’re a wine drinker, consider adding a built-in wine rack or a small wine fridge. Similarly, you want to enjoy your bathroom. If you love taking long, relaxing baths, make sure the light is soothing in your bathroom and that your bathtub meets all of your desires.
Allow your personality to show: We all have unique personalities and what better way to show them off than through the spaces in which we welcome our loved ones? If you have a bright and vibrant personality, perhaps you enjoy loud colors and a lot of patterns. Or perhaps if you’re more mellow, you may prefer earthy tones or classic color schemes like black and white. If you love to wine and dine, ensure your kitchen suits these pastimes. The situation is the same when it comes to the bathroom. Even though it’s often the smallest room in a home, it can still have a big personality. For instance, a powder room is a great place to try out that funky wallpaper you’ve been eyeing online.
Create a space where you’re most comfortable to entertain/live: When designing the kitchen of your dreams, focus on making it a comfortable place for everyday living and for weekend and holiday entertainment. This isn’t as hard as it may seem. A great way to ensure this happens is to create a list of everything you’d want in your dream kitchen and then work to make each of those items a reality. Interestingly, if your kitchen is a place you love to enjoy on your own, it’s most likely going to be a place where you enjoy entertaining. The same should be true for your bathrooms, which is where you begin and end your day. You want this room to be comfortable for you as the homeowner but also a suitable place for guests to use when they visit your home.
Kitchens and bathrooms have come a long way over the decades. Once considered small and insignificant, these spaces have become focal points of modern living. If you’re ready to create the kitchen or bath you’ve always envisioned, contact Braemar designers today.