The heart of the house, the room that sells homes, the space where the memories are made… the kitchen is where design makes or breaks your house. Kitchens are constantly the subject of homeowner’s nightmares, and thoughts about how to improve them increases their anxiety just thinking it. When is it the right time to update my kitchen? What are the latest trends? Where am I going to get the most bang for my buck? Why can’t my kitchen look like that? Who can afford that?
I think we have come to a good time in design where there is finally a good understanding at how really important kitchens are to people. They are more than a room to whip up something fast and move on to the next activity, they are an experience all of their own.
Me, I have been in the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good are usually open, have a nice flow and don’t look like their trying too hard. The bad typically have awkward counter space, inconsistent appliance ages, brands, styles, and they aren’t where you want to linger. The ugly, well… we have all been there and don’t need to ever go back…
For those with kitchen nightmares I have found some inspirations for you. Over at Houzz I found some kitchens with good interiors that have me saying, “What’s cookin’, good lookin?” and you can use these as a starting point to cleanse your palette from bad design.
So even if your work triangle is a little lopsided, don’t worry. There’s plenty of good interior design out there to help make the best of what you have. For more ideas, head over to my ideabook Reader Area Development