Six Keys to Choosing Kitchen Furniture

Kitchen furniture is the main focus of one of the most important areas of a home. Therefore, we must pay it the attention it deserves. Here, we share six keys to choosing kitchen furniture.
Six Keys to Choosing Kitchen Furniture

Last update: 28 January, 2021

The kitchen is one of the areas of your home you probably spend the most time in, whether it’s cooking or, if you have a large kitchen, spending family time while eating lunch or dinner. Below, we share a series of keys to choosing kitchen furniture based on your needs and tastes.

1. Functionality, a key to choosing kitchen furniture

A small kitchen.

Before choosing kitchen furniture, we recommend that you take some time to think and draw on a sheet of paper the ideal distribution of your kitchen.  This will depend on the space you have.

This way, you can adapt your kitchen furniture to both your needs and space. Remember that you must adapt your kitchen to your needs and not the other way around.

2. Be faithful to your style

A white kitchen.

Another of the most important factors when it comes to choosing kitchen furniture is the style that your kitchen will have and, consequently, the furniture you’ll choose.

Nowadays, kitchen decor has evolved, meaning there are hundreds of different available shapes and colors to choose from. Indeed, the styles that stand out the most within this huge variety are modern, classic, and rustic.

Also, you should take the decoration of the other spaces of your home into account, especially if you have an open plan kitchen and living room.

3. Choosing kitchen furniture – practical openings

A minimalist kitchen.

Although it may seem minor at first, the openings of the furniture are one of the most important elements to take into account, especially if you have a small kitchen.

The furniture must have practical openings that don’t occupy or hinder more space than necessary. For this purpose, the best option is to use furniture with sliding doors or with drawers that don’t have doors.

If you decide to opt for furniture with doors that open to the outside, try to place them in spots where they don’t hinder the space.

4. Take the measurements of the furniture into account

A gray kitchen.

Another aspect that you must take into account when it comes to choosing kitchen furniture is its height. Furniture located at the bottom, such as countertops, should be at a height that allows you to stand correctly when you’re doing tasks.

If the counters are too low, you may adopt bad posture over time. Consequently, your back will suffer. The same goes if they’re too high.

As for cabinets, bear in mind that you should place them at a height that allows you to reach them; not only to open their doors but also to take out any item you need.

5. Custom shelves to take advantage of gaps

A kitchen with an island.

It’s very common that, when you’re assembling and installing your kitchen, you find gaps that you may think are useless. You can solve this problem by installing one or more shelves, depending on the free space. Put jars with kitchen ingredients, utensils, or even a small decorative plant on them.

You can take advantage of these gaps to gain even more space, which is useful, especially in small kitchens where each gap is necessary and essential.

6. The choice of countertops

A decorated kitchen.

Countertops are the main piece of furniture in your kitchen. Therefore, you must be very careful when it comes to choosing them. The two main characteristics that good countertops must have is resistance and durability.

Depending on your needs, you must also take the material the countertops are made of into account. Some examples are wood, granite, or marble.