Let’s face it, thinking about a kitchen revamp, you know, cabinet designs are the real deal. From hundreds of designs, it gets exhilarating to look out for the golden fit in your kitchen layout.
With all these new designs, most of them will have high-end cabinetry and a flattering backsplash, and yeah, not to forget about the fancy island. But do you even have enough space for all of this?
Making the Right Choice for Your Kitchen
Cabinets should be spacious, well-designed, and well-organized. Believe it or not, cabinets can be a real make-it-or-break-it for your kitchen renovations. The same goes for kitchen islands. As much as everyone wants a kitchen island, we must consider the dimension of our kitchen.
While on the topic of renovation and remodeling. One thing; we must all consider is getting our home inspected for a gas safety certificate. Get your gas pipeline checked for proper installations and leakages. Getting a cp12 certificate and ensuring safety should be your first preference.
Designs For Cabinets And Island
Here we have a few designs for your cabinets and island to choose from according to your flavor and kitchen capacity. So, let us dig in!
Cabinets, or may I say the ‘main course’ of your kitchen renovation process. Whether traditional or modern, cabinets can add extra garnishing to your kitchen. From a minimalistic kitchen in the middle of a busy city to a rustic-themed kitchen in a hometown kitchen, we have gathered some inspirations for you.
In the coming years, cabinets will be the spotlight of the kitchen. Therefore, a mistake or a bad idea can make you discouraged. Not an easy thing to deal with!
Kitchen cabinet units are highly instrumental, not only for their practicality but also for their aesthetics. Narrow kitchen layout or a small apartment; with a precise cabinet unit, you too can have an all-purpose kitchen.
small place? No problem. Find a corner and install L-shaped cabinetry. To make up for the small space, you can create a whole cabinetry unit with a hob and a sink for separate but integrated cooking and cleaning stations.
Extending the cabinets from the floor to the ceiling will give more storage space and an open area for socializing.
Sleek and ready: Improve your cabinets and integrate kitchen appliances to give a clean look to your kitchen. Add a panel front refrigerator; so it hides in the cabinetry.
You can have a designated cabinet or a pantry cabinet alongside the refrigerator. This design gives you more room for storage and less mess around.
Multipurpose Cabinets: Like to hide the dishwasher? What about your oven too? Make the most out of your galley layout kitchen by adding a cabinet front for your dishwasher. As for the ovens, a slide-in range may be high-priced but give a more seamless look.
A slide-in range introduces appliances between cabinets. Hence, the sides of the oven are not confined and supervise a glimpse of a high-end, customized, and commercial-inspired kitchen. For a more sophisticated effect, you can choose a hardware-free cabinet.
Most Convenient Layout: U-shaped kitchens are the most desired as they offer massive space and a doorway to a dining room or an open place. You can add an island if the room width is suitable or extend a kitchen arm into a peninsula. The peninsula can be used as a dining bar or a workspace.
Peninsula or island, each can be made more efficient by installing cabinetry at their ends. Leave a wall free to make the kitchen appear airier. If there are too many cabinets seeming oppressive, accommodate a wall-mounted shelve. This layout will make the kitchen appear breezier with tons of storage space. Hence, the perfect kitchen layout.
Adding an island to your kitchen has been essential since the 1940s. In the modern days, we have made some advancements and turned this island from only a breakfast bar to a workstation. Let’s buckle down to make your island more functional.
Working Triangle: Whether a cooktop or a range, you can choose from these two depending on the workflow. You may know that the sink, refrigerator, and stove are said to be; the ‘working triangles’ and should be not too close but not too far.
Adding island cooktops or ranges should add ease to your work and enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen. This design will also allow your kitchen to feel more social without having your back turned to your guests.
Kitchen Island Range: Small kitchen and less working space? Island ranges are the answer! A kitchen range includes a cooktop or stove for sauteing or sizzling and an oven underneath for baking and roasting.
With this kitchen range, there are undeniable, countless ways of cooking you can try.
Efficient Working: Having a smooth simplified kitchen will be convenient for cooking. You don’t have to bring havoc in the kitchen when using a stove and the oven together.
You can do all kinds of meal prep at one station.
Centre of Kitchen: When you have a kitchen island range, it becomes the center of your kitchen, giving you more room for creativity.
Get a shelf or built-in drawers for your island and store some utensils or spices that are often used; at your hands’ reach. Cooking can be much easier with a designated island with range!
Optimization: Optimizing your kitchen around an island is where creativity breaks all records. Miss peninsula-style breakfast bar? Add a bar extension to the island. No room for a dining table? The bonus table is attached to the side of the island.
You can incorporate seating work or other arrangements into your island according to the available slot. You can be creative and Avant-garde when you want to add practicality and style to your island.
Gas line for Gas Stove: The kitchen range, however convenient, includes a step further. You have to install a gas line for your stove.
We suggest contacting a registered gas-safe engineer for this purpose. They will ensure the safe, proper, and leakage-free installation of your appliances.
Ventilation: Lastly, cooking stoves or cooktops require ventilation to keep the air clean. In the case of an island, there are no walls. Therefore, overhead hoods are there to rescue.
They can capture all the grease and smoke, plus provide more light sources to your cooking station.
If you’re afraid it might block your view and ruin the aesthetic of your kitchen, you can opt for a downdraft extractor. This extractor is hidden, retractable, and only rises when needed. It provides a sleeker and more streamlined look.
All in All
Now that we’ve discussed the two main focuses of a kitchen. You can decide which kitchen layout you have and the kind of cabinetry that works best for you. As for islands, if you can’t install a whole range, a cooktop is another option here.
You have to install the ovens in the wall to maintain the clean atmosphere of a modern kitchen. When you’ve decided on these two ideas, it’s easier to know if you would like a coat of fresh paint, new flooring, or maybe even a corresponding backsplash.
Cabinetry steals the show and, with a complimentary island, sets the entire mood of your kitchen. The rest only adds up or abates your kitchen to adhere to the theme you have settled on!