A well-planned layout
A well-planned layout is all about zoning the tasks and organizing elements, so they make sense and there is a sequence behind it. You don’t want to be walking from one side of the kitchen to the other to do something within the same sort of task. You should be able to get your food out prep it, cook it, and clean up within a sequence or flow that makes sense without having to go backwards and forwards or spreading yourself out all over the kitchen.
Your lifestyle will also influence your kitchen layout. You need to think of who is using the kitchen and how many people are using the kitchen at one time. If there are going to be multiple cooks in the kitchen then you will need to plan for this with your designer to ensure there are adequate working surfaces and storage options to accommodate your lifestyle.
A practical splashback
A splashback is an important feature in the kitchen. Not only does it have to be practical, to allow for easy wipe downs after a family cook up, but as the splash back takes up a lot of real estate in your kitchen its important to get the colour and material selection right too.
A tiled splash back is always a great option to add depth and interest to your kitchen splash back.
Quality and timeless fixtures and fittings
A kitchen is a functional space and a high working area so the fixtures and fittings you include, such as tapware and handles, must withstand a lot of use, so make sure your fixtures and fittings are strong, durable and timeless.
Finishes such as chrome and matt black tapware that are a continued staple finish, will stand the test in comparison to colour trends in finishes.