The kitchen is one of the most hardworking spaces in the home and often designed to emphasise practicality rather than personality. At Jonathan Wolfe Kitchens we understand that the heart of your home should be as beautiful as it is functional, offer intelligent solutions after all, we spend much of our days in this space.
How to Plan Storage for Your Lifestyle
Whatever size kitchen you have, carefully planned storage is key to a successful design. Aside from everyday practical requirements, you should also draw up a list of elements that you may need in the future, ensuring your kitchen has longevity.
Understanding the basic principles of kitchen layout will help you use every inch efficiently without overcrowding the space. Whether you have an L-shape, galley style, U-shape or Peninsula kitchen, the positioning of storage can determine how well it flows and functions. The ‘working triangle’ is one of the most well-known layout principles; the triangle includes a cooking area, prep/ storage zone and wash area. If you have a large open plan kitchen, one of the best ways to pull a space together is to see it as a whole, with multiple zones within it allocating functions to each.
Multifunctional Family Spaces
Jonathan Wolfe Kitchens are experts in turning chaotic family kitchens into organised homely spaces. When designing your dream family space, work out what’s important to you. If you cook together and preparing lunches in lockdown, simple design considerations such as appliance clearances, organised food storage and larger distances between work areas will ensure there’s plenty of room to manoeuvre.
If you’re wanting to give your kitchen a new lease of life in 2021, then follow these five rules:
- Work with odd numbers – objects displayed in three, five or seven creates a better dynamic.
- Think about overlapping items to create a sense of unity. With this tip, it’s always good to have a range of sizes or a ‘high point’ such as a tall vase or cut flowers.
- Group objects together to create a story. This doesn’t just apply to decor items. You can create visual appeal with practical objects such as groups of chopping boards, oils or beautiful everyday ceramics.
- If you’re not one for a polished look, introduce softness with plants or objects with organic shape and texture.
- When displaying dry food goods, decant items into matching containers for a streamlined look or mix jar sizes for a more eclectic feel.
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