Five Design Tips to Create a Kitchen as Elegant as it is Functional

As the busiest room in the house, the kitchen needs to be functional – but that doesn’t have to come at the cost of elegance. Even if you have a boisterous family or are a messy home cook, a kitchen renovation can seamlessly blend style and practicality to give you the best of both worlds. Here are five design tips from The Renovation Company in Tauranga to create an elegantly functional kitchen.

Hard-wearing benchtops

Marble to timber, stainless steel to concrete – any of these commonly used materials can look stylish when combined with the right aesthetic. That’s why we recommend prioritising practicality for kitchen benchtops. This is where the majority of the magic happens, and you need a sturdy surface for all that chopping and rolling, kneading and mixing.

A show-stopping backsplash

Aside from splashes and sprays, your kitchen backsplash will not experience heavy wear-and-tear, making it the perfect place to make a statement. Add some intrigue and elegance to your kitchen with a backsplash made of etched glass, patterned tiles or dark stone.

Consider a scullery

If you have space, a scullery is one of the best ways to keep your kitchen tidy and attractive. By having this additional cupboard-sized room, you can move the dishes out of sight which will keep your kitchen looking great when entertaining. Sculleries are also the perfect place to keep items that can clutter up your kitchen like kettles, toasters and mugs.

Flooring favours the bold

Your flooring is limited only by your imagination. If you’ve played it safe and classic for most of the design elements in your kitchen, the space underneath your feet is your chance to be bold. Choose a hardy material like luxury vinyl tiles that come in bold patterns or colours while offering water-resistance and durability.

Hidden rangehoods

If you’re after elegance, there are few purchases as effective as a hidden rangehood. Instead of the typically big and bulky rangehoods, options like built-in, slimline or slot-in rangehoods are integrated more seamlessly, bringing a minimalist touch to your kitchen renovation.

What do you want from your kitchen renovation?

If you are looking for a space that is hardy yet handsome, efficient yet elegant, talk to Tauranga’s renovation specialists at The Renovation Company.

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