Design Tips & Tricks

Christmas is well and truly on its way and we are looking forward to getting together with family and friends, entertaining in the kitchen. There are many versatile and functional kitchen elements that will make it easier for you to dine, entertain and celebrate while maximising the use of space. Here are some design elements to consider when renovating your kitchen to make sure that it’s ready for entertaining at Christmas and any other time of the year.

If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen and want it to be the focus of your home, there are many ways to create an inspiring space. Pick a single focus point in your kitchen to invest a large portion of your budget in and let your other kitchen elements complement your choices. If you truly want to make a statement in the heart of your home, check out the following ways to make your kitchen stand out.

Choosing your kitchen layout can be one of the most important decisions when planning your kitchen, as it is the beginning point of your design process. Functional kitchen designs are continuing to incorporate spacious family living with open-planned layouts and seamless transitions from cooking, entertaining and relaxing.

Harrington Kitchens can help you design the perfect kitchen with design solutions for every budget. While looking through luxurious kitchen design magazines it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the financial side of your renovation. Here are some ways to maximise your kitchen renovation budget without sacrificing on quality and functionality.

Planning an efficient kitchen is a process that should not be rushed. Many people understandably overlook kitchen waste disposal and under-the-sink storage. With general waste, compost, recycling, taking meal clean up into consideration when designing your kitchen will make your routine tasks a lot easier. Clever, concealed kitchen garbage designs mean you can keep your trash organised and ensure your kitchen remains tidy without having an unpleasant, exposed flip-top bin.

While kitchen cabinets may be the most visible feature in the kitchen, there are smaller unique details and which can add your personal touch to the heart of your home. It’s not just about the bold design elements that bring big results, it’s all about the finer and unique kitchen details too. You have finished planning your kitchen layout, selected your colour scheme and finalised your bench top material; now choose the perfect finishing touches to really make your kitchen your own.

  We all know mirrors help make any room appear larger but they are also a tiny detail that can create a big impact in your kitchen. A well-placed mirror in your kitchen design such as a mirrored splashback is a sneaky design trick to double your kitchen size and help light bounce around the room. If you are looking for the finishing touch to make a statement in your kitchen take a look at how to use mirrors in your kitchen.

A smart option for choosing a kitchen colour scheme is to choose a combination of shades that will stand the test of time as it will be favoured by the majority of homeowners and won’t go out of style. You can make any kitchen colour scheme work as long as it is used in the right way and accompanied with the right colours and materials. Try these simple colour schemes whether you are starting your kitchen project from scratch or updating your kitchen.