Give your kitchen the curvy look
When looking to improve your living space, the kitchen is often one of the first places home owners start to make improvements. As the heart of the home, it is a room that is used by every member of the household and often serves several purposes. For this reason, it is important to get the design of your kitchen right. There is more choice than ever available now, with designs to suit different tastes and needs. One option that is currently popular is kitchens that include curves in their design.
The visual appeal of a curved kitchen is often the predominant reason that people make this choice as they look amazing while still being functional and practical. Their sleek and contemporary design creates a softer and warmer look in your kitchen. In comparison, the traditional style of kitchen appears boxy and angular. Curved kitchens are often associated with exclusivity and luxury, so by choosing to have a curved kitchen fitted you are upgrading the image of your home.
Opting for curves, such as those in the Alto Textured Clay collection, can also develop a better flow through your home and they are perfect for open-plan living. This is particularly the case if your kitchen and dining area are together. Curves create a sense of the rooms being connected while also offering some division and distinction between the two spaces.
Another advantage of curved kitchens is that they are often a better choice for small kitchens. Issues with smaller kitchens include space for a door to open, limited storage and room to move around. Curved kitchens often take up a little less room at the ends of the unit. This means there is more rooms for doors to open and the shape frees up floor space to manoeuvre around the kitchen more freely. They make the most of the space available, especially if your kitchen is also irregular in shape.
If you have children, there are also safety benefits to opting for curved kitchens. Safety is an issue of paramount importance to most parents and is something they are likely to consider when choosing their kitchen. As curved kitchens have fewer corners and edges, there is less risk of children running into the edges and suffering a knock to the head. Ouch!
It is not just your choice of units that can add curves in your kitchen. Finishing touches, furniture and room design can all play a role in creating a curved theme. Opt for waved shaped cupboard door handles, have an arched doorway into the kitchen and look for fun accessories to complete the overall look. Also, if your kitchen has a dining area, then consider a round or oval dining table rather than a rectangular one.
The kitchen is the focal point in many homes and is a room that is often multifunctional. Making the right choice when selecting a kitchen is important in making sure that it reflects your tastes, looks fantastic and meets the practical needs of your family. A curved option may be the ideal choice as they are visually pleasing, have many practical benefits and are a great solution to many day-to-day difficulties faced in the kitchen by families. Have a look at Mulberry Kitchen Design’s kitchens and see for yourself!
For more design ideas, call Mulberry Kitchen Design on 01355 587281