Even a few decades ago, the kitchen was a neglected part of our house with minimum care and attention. It was a place where meals were cooked, prepared and after finishing the meal, dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2021, kitchen decoration is also a part of interior decoration now. House owner now wants to make the kitchen a warm & cozy place like the other parts of the home. It’s a place where we meet at the beginning and also at the end of the day so it should be a comfortable place right?
The dark & smokey definition of kitchen has been changed. Owner now wants to put more focus on kitchen design & kitchen remodeling with all the modern amenities. Kitchen is now an open and brightly decorated place and the center of the house. Homeowners now prefer natural light, modern cooking systems & proper ventilation in the kitchen and home interior decoration focuses here too. This Corona pandemic has put us in the home for a long time and now we spend more time at home. A bright lighted & well planned kitchen will be good for after meal hangouts.
With the experience of making countless homeowners happy and adding the “wow” factor in your home interior design, here are the 7 awesome kitchen designs I love!
7 Awesome kitchen Design Ideas I would love to put on my kitchen!
Is your kitchen smart?
Technology has entered our kitchen with full force as fancy gadgets, appliances & kitchen accessories. Well planned kitchen has 0 smoke & proper use of natural lights. For a new kitchen design from the ground up, we always prefer smart appliances & sensors to make life, living and cooking safe and interesting. For old kitchen remodeling we have to think about these too. Some must have appliance of smart kitchen are: motion sensor for kitchen faucet so that you can use your hand’s motion to open it, smart refrigerator that will inform you about the grocery sock and items that are there for a long time, Coffee maker that knows when you wake up (so that it will prepare coffee for you), smart cooker which will alert temperature, sensors for smoke, fire and gas etc. You have to pick the best suitable ones from the long list of smart kitchen gadgets. Now technology integrated in the kitchen is the main theme of kitchen design.
Which color do you prefer for your cabinet?
Cabinet color is very important for your kitchen design. because, it’s costly to change the color later and you will spend a good enough time there. So let’s pick a color which you love and will not get monotonous quickly. Few years back white was the most preferable color for kitchen cabinets. Because it goes well with most of the decoration and most of the kitchen appliances can be found in white. So you can keep a subtle tone in your kitchen if you pick white. But now black is the trend. White fades quickly and attracts a lot of dasts. But black color is long lasting and easy to clean. Also there are shades in different colors. Home owners now pick different colors for kitchen decoration. 2021 kitchen designs & kitchen remodeling is seeing a trend of using black or bold colors for kitchen cabinets.
Design, materials and textures needs to be streamlined
The theme of kitchen design is very important and you need to pick it before building it from ground up. Open space, classic farmhouse & mid-century are some popular kitchen design & kitchen remodelling themes. Simplicity is key for overall aesthetic. Removing the upper wall cabinets is the recent trend. It creates a simple & stress free interior design for your kitchen while clearing a visual space. I am not recommending you to follow this but imagine, your kitchen will look bigger and larger. Top shelf is also not reachable for most people while the lower shelves will be more useful and easily accessible.
Open shelves is also a new and modern theme some kitchens have been built upon. Adding rough cut wood or metal tubing will give a unique look. Try to keep the floor design aligned with the kitchen design to create a aesthetic feel.
Using the space properly is the key
Kitchen cabinets are one of the most important features of a kitchen design. It also takes a lot of unnecessary space. The basic cabinet shelves and drawers leave a lot of space unused. In my experience I have seen that most of the kitchen space is limited so you have to be careful while choosing the cabinet. A smart & modern kitchen design will always use the space more effectively & practically. A long & large kitchen cabinet will leave a good amount of space unused and you will be frustrated seeing the waste of money and space. For example, create a common place to store all the small kitchen gadgets, it will be easy for you to find them and will take less space than keeping them separately. The concept of modular kitchen is famous for it’s space saving and convenient theme.
Wooden floor or ceramic tiles?
Again kitchen design trends change with time. Few years back, hardwood floors were the first choice for kitchen design or kitchen remodeling. It gives a nice aesthetic vibe to your kitchen design. The 2nd most popular option for the kitchen floor is ceramic tiles. With newer modern technology, floor tiles have a great range of designs and textures. Ceramic tile floor has some amazing features, easy to maintain is one of them. They come with a variety of shapes and sizes, so you have a lot of options to work with. While the wooden floor is a symbol of aristocracy, ceramic floor is more modern and practical.
Single level kitchen islands for better space management
Kitchen island is now the main focal point of every kitchen. Previously it was in different shapes and sizes based on the kitchen space. Now more homeowners are asking for a single island design in their kitchen. Because they have multiple uses now and a single island can easily be cleaned and negotiated. Since you are following modern kitchen design and keeping the cabinet minimum, the island needs more attention. 2021 kitchen design demands multifunctional kitchen island. It’s the center table for eating meals, holds storage cabinets & can also hides appliances.
Link with nature
No matter how much you love cooking or eating, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Probably after the bed, we spend more time in the kitchen doing cooking, eating meals and washing used dishes. While taking care of the kitchen interior design, we should forget nature. A window, a porch or a door to outside nature will create a big difference. It will not only provide natural lights and save energy, but also will make time in the kitchen more enjoyable.
Hope you have enjoyed the article. Lets make our kitchen more enjoyable, modern and comfortable with these 2021 kitchen interior design ideas.