Kitchen Design With Nob Hill
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. It’s the hearth of the home and where the basic elements of family life take place: preparing food, eating and drinking, socializing, celebrating, and conversing. A well-designed kitchen becomes the centerpiece of your home and makes your everyday life more enjoyable.
Many people go directly to a kitchen and bath company to plan their new space. But most companies offer a limited selection of cabinetry and finishes. Using an interior designer can open the door to literally thousands of products you won’t see in a kitchen and bath showroom. For kitchen remodeling and design, you can trust Nob Hill Design to turn your kitchen into a perfectly functional and aesthetic space. Contact us to get started.
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The Elements Of Good Kitchen Design
The kitchen is probably the only room in the house where you’re chopping, frying and baking all at the same time. Because of the heat, the plumbing, the mess, and the major appliances, it’s not as easy to design a kitchen as it is to design other rooms in the house. Many factors are involved in creating a great kitchen design. Here are some kitchen ideas.
Organizing space in a kitchen is of the upmost importance. If the layout does not take into account the many ways your kitchen will be used, from cooking to entertaining, you’ll end up fighting against the design and feeling frustrated.
Good kitchen remodeling should focus on the relationship between the stovetop, refrigerator, and sink. This is called the work triangle, and its layout is of utmost importance. You also need to plan for enough counter and storage space. Without these basics taken care of, the kitchen will always be difficult to use.
Materials And Surfaces
The materials used in kitchen surfaces are vital elements of its design. There are so many to choose from these days: from stainless steel appliances, to concrete, granite, wood, or ceramic countertops. And what about the cabinetry, backsplashes, and flooring? The question then becomes: will the materials you choose serve your purposes well, and, if so, how long will it they last?
We ask you about your cooking habits, get a sense of your aesthetics, and then we suggest materials that will be perfect for your kitchen remodel.
Along with materials, color helps to define how your kitchen feels. Whether it’s soothing blues or spacious whites, warm wood stains or contemporary shads of grey, we can match the kitchen to your precise sense of its mood.
Technology & Appliances
In the past ten years, technology has affected the kitchen more than any other room in the house. From automatic espresso machines to silent trash compactors, there are thousands of products to choose from. We’ll help you through the maze of choices.
A lighting plan should be an integral part of a kitchen remodel. No single light source can provide all of the necessary light for a kitchen. The plan needs to be done in layers and blend four different types of light: task lighting, ambient lighting, accent lighting and decorative lighting. The ability to adjust light levels with dimmers is ideal.
Universal Kitchen Design
Accessibility is vitally important in the kitchen. Making sure that everyone can use the kitchen to its full potential is the main objective of universal design. Ask us about universal design in the kitchen.