Functional kitchens

13 December 2016

Most people would agree that the kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s a place where people naturally congregate and where families can reconnect with one another at the end of a busy day. One of the benefits of building a luxury custom home design with Perth’s Averna Homes is that the kitchen can be tailor-made to suit you and your family’s unique set of needs.

Villa casa front door walkway

Villa Casa


Floor plan

The first factor that should be taken into consideration is the space in your kitchen and how it will be used. Every home chef has a different style and how they would prefer the area to be designed. While some like working in the midst of a crowd, others prefer to have space around them to prep and create. When working out a design, a floor plan is a great way to get your ideas onto paper.

The advent of open kitchens can often bring with them an unsightly mess, and it is for this reason that sculleries are becoming an increasingly popular option in kitchen design. Essentially, they are a smaller, second kitchen hidden behind closed doors. Designed as a preparation, cleaning and storage area, they also make entertaining in a tidy, presentable space a breeze.

Kitchen storage

When designing any kitchen, factoring in storage options should be one of the most important elements of the brief. Drawers and cupboards that have been custom-designed to cleverly stow away crockery, cooking utensils, saucepans and pantry items are a must. They need to not only fit beautifully and seamlessly into the overall design but be functional and fully accessible as well.

Bench space

A common error many people make when creating their customised kitchen is stinting on bench space. Bench spaces in a kitchen are used for myriad reasons other than prepping, cooking and washing up. Entertaining guests, displaying smaller appliances and even school homework often gets relegated to the kitchen bench, so ensure it is generous enough so that it can be enjoyed by everybody and not look too cluttered. Task lighting also needs to be factored in. Ensure the light is falling in front of you rather than behind you, particularly over prepping stations.

Custom design a kitchen for you

While we all love flicking through glossy home design magazines, it is important not to get too caught up in the latest architectural trends. Fads come and go, and you want to ensure your beautiful custom-designed kitchen stands the test of time. Kitchens that slavishly follow up-to-the-minute trends tend to date, so try adhering to classic, contemporary designs and neutral tones when designing your kitchen fit out. The functionality will never go out of style, so try to focus on the flow and how the space will be used over the trimmings.

Averna Homes have been custom-designing luxury homes in Perth for nearly a decade and are renowned for creating elegant homes. Their experienced design team are available to talk you through each step of creating your unique kitchen, ensuring it will be a stylish, beautiful space where you can entertain your family and guests for years to come.

If you’re interested in building a custom luxury home, contact us today.

Latest News Next Article