Today we talked to our interior design correspondent Gwendoline Alderton about kitchens, and how to design them. Spring is coming, and in this season many people start to think about renovating their homes. The kitchen is a room where people tend to spend a lot of time, and therefore it plays a large part in the interior design of your house. When thinking about designing the kitchen, you usually want it to be organised, sterile and practical.
Being organised is important when taking about the kitchen because there are so many hazards to be wary of, such as hot ovens, sharp objects and bleach. The kitchen has to be practically organised. The sink, the oven and the fridge should be connected with an imaginary triangle; this concept is called the 'work triangle'. This helps to make the work space more effective and safe.
After the work triangle has been sorted out, you can then bring in the glamour and accessories. Although Danny did suggest a sparkly kettle can add glamour, lighting can also help to bring individualism. Adding glossy, shiny textures juxtaposed with granites and woods can also make your kitchen more individual and interesting. If your kitchen joins onto another room, such as a family room, make sure the interior design connects as well to improve the overall look.
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