Whether you’re an experienced chef or rarely go beyond microwaving ramen noodles, your kitchen is an integral part of your space. Though everyone’s needs may differ, the kitchen often functions as the heart of the home, where friends and family can gather to share meals, stories, or even just a glass of wine. That’s why getting a kitchen right can be so challenging. Don’t worry, we’re here to help.
“Start by fantasizing the dreamiest, most sumptuous kitchen without holding yourself back at all—in other words, don’t think about budget and space constraints,” Caitlin Murray, founder and creative director of Black Lacquer Design tells MyDomaine. “It’s easier to scale back in the beginning than it is to tack things on later. By starting with your most perfect kitchen, you’ll be able to better clarify and define exactly what it is that you want and need. Kitchens are notoriously tricky, and this is an exercise that provides focus, creates intention, and sets a strong foundation for all the work that follows.”
When daydreaming about your ideal space, be sure to consider functionality as well as beauty.
“When it comes to designing your dream kitchen, the most important thing to keep in mind is function,” Ashley Moore, founder and principal designer of Moore House Interiors says. “You can create a beautiful kitchen, but if it’s not functional, it will lose all luster.”
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