5 Kitchen Design Tips to Make the Best Kitchen

Kitchen is often called the heart of the home as it is where delicious meals are made and joyful memories are created. Therefore, personalizing a kitchen is not an easy task but it is a must-do thing. First things first, choosing a trustworthy company like OPPEIN is the priority. And in order to personalize your kitchen, here are 5 questions that you should ask yourself before talking to the designer. Keep reading and understanding your needs better!
1. What Kind of Kitchen Styles You Prefer? 

Nowadays, there are countless beautiful kitchen designs, such as minimalist style, modern style, industrial style, classic style, etc. But remember, do not let style limit your choice, which means you do not have to choose your kitchen based on a specific style. Every style consists of different elements. When you select those elements you like and the kitchen style fits you will just come up. Moreover, kitchen shall never be isolated that it needs to be compatible with your interior design. If you are confused about the style, besides asking for designer’s help, you can look around your house and may get inspired.

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2. Who Use the Kitchen More Often?

This question is a very important one for kitchen design. It decides how high the countertop and the wall cabinets shall be, which can make cooking or cleaning easy for the most-often user. Also, his/her opinion of kitchen layout is crucial. Normally, the layout is planned by actual kitchen area of your home and the rule of work triangle. Kitchen work triangle (triangle formed by stove, sink and fridge) is the fundamental rule to make cooking convenient and efficient. To improve the design, the layout can also be subtly changed based on the cooking habit of the cook, like where to keep the dishes and where to set the cookers.

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3. What is the Food Choice of Your Family? 

Food choice or taste preference means what kind of food your families prefer. By answering this question, you can figure out which kitchen appliances you need. For instance, if your families do not have baked food very often, the oven can be excluded. Custom kitchen shall be designed as you need, so the family living habits are essential references. Be more specific to your demand, the kitchen customization or personalization can be better.

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4. How Many Items Need to be Stored?

Kitchen storage is always a problem. Categorize your kitchen storage before the kitchen plan is made. Then, you can get a rough idea that how much space the kitchen must have. Therefore, the numbers of cabinets and drawers can be determined. What’s more, functional accessories like drawer divider, pull-out tray & corner basket are excellent choices to store as many items as possible and keep them organized. Kitchen design and manufacture company like OPPEIN always has a complete product range for kitchen. Asking them for help, choose some compatible accessories at the very beginning to save your time and money. 

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5. Which Material is the Best for You?

A kitchen is formed by the cabinets, countertop and appliances. For cabinetry and countertop, there are plenty of material choices in the market. Thus, we made a list for the commonly-used materials. By reading it, you may get the idea to find out the best material with your budget. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of several basic materials for kitchen cabinet.

Solid Wood

Pros: Natural and stylish

Cons: Costly and easy to influence by humidity

MDF

Pros: Sturdy and customizable

Cons: Cannot be sanded and not heat-resistant

Particle Board

Pros: Low-cost and lightweight

Cons: Not solid as other materials

Plywood

Pros: Scratch and bump resistant

Cons: Hard to cut or mould 

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And following part is about the pros and cons of 3 countertop materials for your reference:

Quartz Stone Countertop

Pros: Scratch and cut resistant, easy to maintain

Cons: Not heat-resistant

Engineered Stone Countertop

Pros: Customizable color

Cons: Visible seams and easy to get stain

Granite Countertop

Pros: looks high-end and needs little maintenance

Cons: Expensive and may easily get crack

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