Is a functional kitchen right for me?

When redesigning and investing in a new kitchen there are many questions you will need to ask yourself. The first is, what sort of kitchen do I require? If you have a busy household or like to entertain, then a functional kitchen design is a must. Our kitchen experts have compiled their top suggestions to help you achieve your aim according to the size of your room and the layout you’re planning for.

Are you on a budget?

Everyone wants a beautiful, well-crafted and well-fitted kitchen that will last them many years. The good news is that you can have this for around the same cost as a standard kitchen bought from the big home improvement chains. Nobilia is one of the biggest and best-known German kitchen manufacturers, famous for its price point ‘entry-level’ kitchens that are as well made and beautiful as they are affordable. Nobilia kitchens come in a range of styles, from contemporary and designer to natural and classic, so there’s bound to be something that’s just right for your home. However, if you have a difficult shaped room, then the Classic Range offers bespoke design to accommodate even the most difficult unit size.

Free-standing or integrated appliances?

A top tip when thinking about functionality is to ensure that you only include appliances that you know you will use on a daily basis. So, first make a list of the appliances that you actually use, then consider how you want them to be displayed to ensure the best functionality for your personal choice. Do you want them to be free-standing or integrated into the design, integrated is certainly better aesthetically with modern kitchen design.

What is the best flooring?

The kitchen is the centre of every home, and as such the flooring in this area has the most footfall and needs to be able to withstand the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is where a functional kitchen design comes into its own as the design extends to all areas, including the floor! Choosing a high-quality floor tile is the perfect solution, as it will withstand all the knocks and bumps, looks great and is easy to clean, making it the most practical choice.

Is your kitchen just a kitchen?

Integrating your kitchen with your home’s living space, turning it into an open-plan setting will mean you’ll be able to create and dish up delicious meals at the same time as socialising with guests, talking to your family, or keeping an eye on the kids as they complete their homework.

How much workspace and storage is required?

Naturally, this tends to be dictated by the size of the room. However, to ensure perfect functionality, you need lots of storage. There are lots of clever storage accessories in the Nobilia range that’ll help you make the most of the space you have at the same time as keeping your cupboards and drawers organised and tidy.


8 Jan 2020

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