The aforementioned design feature, open shelving, is something that can be effectively implemented with discretion. Too much of it and you are simply creating space for unnecessary clutter. Use the concept of open shelving in moderation and only for some of your kitchen items that you can realistically keep together in an organised fashion. Glass doors can be utilized to keep an open look while maintaining a more reserved and organised style. Some items are just less visually appealing and should be kept shut behind non-transparent, closed-door cabinets while other spaces in your kitchen might be specifically designed for a certain appliance. Your designer will be able to help you choose what features to implement in order to cater to your kitchen design tastes.
The very idea of clutter is not limited to physical items that take up space in your kitchen. The styles you choose can easily create a cluttered look or even create areas of your kitchen that accumulate needless clutter because of ineffective design. One example is the ever-popular material stainless steel. While giving all your appliances a shiny, chromed out, modern feel, too much stainless steel can leave your kitchen feeling soulless and sterile. You are not building an industrial grade food factory, you don’t want to take away the soul of your home with literally too much of a good thing.
Other more subtle design choices can create a cluttered look as well. Many an overzealous, would-be tile designer has added features to a kitchen’s tile design that will simply overpower the whole room creating an uncomfortable room to look upon. Busy kitchen tile patterns and features should be well balanced with smooth colours and contours and only used in appropriate situations.
Call 03 9882 4103 today to find out how our designers have given other kitchens in Fitzroy a cleaner, uncluttered look.
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