3 Tiny (But Important) Design Details To Look Out For In Your Kitchen

While carrying out major renovation works for the kitchen, we might miss out on the little details! Some design features to keep an eye out for include the sink mounting style, type of handles, as well as counter and cabinetry edge style.
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When remodelling your kitchen, it’s easy to miss out on the finer details as you focus on the big picture problems.

But these tiny things can actually make a world of difference to the functionality and convenience, as well as the style and cost, of your kitchen!

Here are some of the more minute design decisions that still require your attention:

 

1. Sink Mounting Style

Your choice of the sink mounting style depends on a number of factors, such as usage (heavy or light), kitchen size and style, cost, etc. Let’s go through the common options:

a) Apron Fronts

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These are a good option for those who require a solid mount for heavy pans, are interested in having the sink be the kitchen’s focal point, and where there’s a larger space to work with.

b) Drop-In Sinks

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On the other hand, these types are thought to be more sanitary and those with deeper basins keep water from splashing out.

These types of sinks also tend to be much easier and quicker to install than most other styles.

c) Under-Mount Sinks

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The ones without an extended lip (that traps dirt and grime), are typically easier to clean and appears to make a statement as a modern and stylish choice.

However, it can be more expensive and time-consuming to install.

d) Pedestal (Standing) Sinks

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In Malaysia, the ones that are developer-issued, often come with new homes.

These are more common varieties, and are not as sturdy as other types. And if installed with gooseneck faucets and shallow basins, expect a splash!

 

2) Handles – Pull, Knob Or Both?

While we don’t often think long and hard about kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls, it plays a part on how you want to move around the kitchen (imagine carrying lots of plates and having a hard time opening the cupboard!), and how it looks.

Pick the right type of handle based on the size of the storage cabinet.

For example, you’ll want to go for handles for larger drawers that stores your heavy cookware as it offers a better grip and weight than knobs.

For smaller drawers or swing cupboards, you can consider knobs or recessed grooves.

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You can also consider mixing up the knobs to add an interesting vibe in your kitchen.

 

3) Counter And Cabinetry Edge Style

Feng Shui experts will tell you time and again to avoid sharp edges; it symbolises harm to the occupants of the house.

Even in terms of trendy décor style; rounded, smoother profiles are the contemporary and sleeker option.

It may also be safer if you have young ones in the home that stand at the height of counters and cabinetry. Plus, sharp edges tend to break off more easily than eased or smoother edges.

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Now even within the realm of smooth edges, you’ll have plenty of styles from which to choose from, for example:

  • Full or half bull-nosed
  • Bevelled
  • Double bevelled
  • Convex or concave
  • Combos of these styles and more

Do note that customised edges tend to be slightly more costly. As such, it's always a good idea to have a budget worked out FIRST, so that you don't accidentally overspend!

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This post was contributed by Qanvast

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