Published at Friday, November 24th 2017. by Marveille in Kitchen.
During a kitchen remodeling project, we tend to focus our attention on every aspect that makes cooking extremely pleasurable. From the very attractive kitchen cabinet to the simply divine flooring, theres nothing that disappears off our radar. Except of course for the kitchen furniture, which happens to be every kitchens soul. I guess its high time that we abandon our rather insular opinion about kitchen furniture. They certainly add a great deal of character to every kitchen and make the place look resplendent. Kitchen furniture is more than just a few chairs, tables and cabinets placed with the sole purpose of addressing age-old problems of seating and storage. Today, this includes an entire gamut of benches, counter stools, racks, breakfast nooks, side boards and some very interesting bakers racks. Of course, the multitude of chairs and tables continue to inspire a great deal of admiration even today. Each piece of furniture is designed with the singular objective of adding immense value to the décor of the kitchen as well as the home.
Being easy to assemble, factory produced kitchen furniture has become very common and can be installed very quickly by trained professionals. It is made from very ordinary materials, which reflects in the reasonable pricing. Usually MDF, dowels and furniture glue are the main components. These come together to form the necessary layout around which the fitted kitchen is based. Mass produced kitchen furniture is not only cheap, but due to being packed flat is easy to ship to location. More pricey than regular fitted kitchen furniture are bespoke kitchens where a designer will tailor every aspect of the kitchen to the customers preference. The only down side to this service is the price.
There has always been a clear distinction between kitchen furniture that is basic, cheap and purely functional and that which costs an extortionate amount of money with all the top end design features, superior materials and luxurious trimmings such as marble or granite worktops and state of the art technological innovations including integrated cooker, microwave oven, electro- mechanical waste disposal unit, video/audio systems, online integrated computer station facilities and integrated TV, to mention but a few. In fact, extravagant kitchen furniture is the realm of the very wealthy whose budget can buy the most expensive available whilst we would associate austere furniture with budget kitchens that are functional and of inferior quality comparatively speaking.
Many designs include some extra storage space such as a rack for wine bottles and storage for glasses. Kitchen islands that function as workspace and dining space are quite popular among condominium owners and for young singles or couples living in small apartments. You can mix various styles of furniture to create a functional and attractive kitchen. A retro kitchen bar pub table could effectively be incorporated into a modern style kitchen. Espresso colored furniture is a popular choice for a modern style kitchen. A kitchen is an area that needs to be functional. You dont want to forfeit function for fashion and you certainly dont have to.
Ensure that the kitchen furniture is made from the right materials. You could be in need of a kitchen cabinet from the kitchen furniture stores. Start by examining the face of the cabinet. These are the parts that are visible from the front of the cabinet. The wood that has been used should be of high quality. Examine it to ensure that the wood does not have some knots, sanding scars or some grain irregularities. When you are investing in kitchen tables, ensure that the table is large enough. It should accommodate your family members as some people eat breakfast and other meals on the kitchen tables. The surface of the table also matters. Tables with an impermeable surface are preferable. Spillages are very common in the kitchen. Permeable tables could get stained when drinks pour on them. Tables that are resistant to stains will give you more freedom and help you work at ease.
We remember the retro styles of the sixties, the cupboards with their formica/ melamine finish and doors with translucent glass centres. They were sparse in comparison to the average kitchen furniture of today and had little if any integrated appliances. They were however functional as regards providing food storage space and work top area and represented satisfaction in meeting the requirements of the average family. Strangely we see similar shape kitchens in minimalist styles today with smaller eye level cupboards and base units finished in glossy paint colours. The worktops are however can be in granite or marble and the kitchens themselves can be extremely expensive as they are now the cutting edge of latest kitchen designs and represent innovation. These kitchens are at the top end of the market as regards kitchen furniture and bear only a fleeting similarity to its predecessors of some fifty years ago.