Home Design & Architecture

Everything you need to know about loft kitchens.

For modern homeowners, the term loft kitchen is something that they rarely hear. But this is a common trend in houses which are located at hillside or cottages. Basically, if you have an extra loft space in your house, you are considered quite lucky as it can be used in multiple ways. Some people uses loft as a kitchen area or a part of it and in both ways it can be very advantageous. However, there are also trendy kitchen designs which are known as loft kitchens which means your entire cooking area is maintained and built up in this loft. Again, there are somethings that you should definitely know about when you are designing loft kitchen in your home.

  • Take extra care of safety when designing a loft kitchen – You might be aware that a loft is an area near your ceiling or roof, just like an attic. So, there are high chances of over heating, fire, pest infestation and even water leakage in this area. Imagine if you have a kitchen designed in this space and one of these problems occur! You’ll definitely be in a fix! So, before you start actually building up your loft kitchen, get the insulation properly checked, the fire system checked, water proof the ceiling and so on. These basic steps need to be taken before the construction work of the kitchen commences so that you have a very solid and secure place for your loft kitchen in your home. 
  • You have to plan the layout very carefully – Another important thing that you should know and accept about loft kitchens is that this area is mostly low in height. And sometimes even the space is very compact. So, if you are not designing the kitchen area keeping these two important criteria in mind, your end results will be entirely unacceptable. 
  • Wooden loft kitchens look British and elegant – If you are looking for a primary theme to design your loft kitchen, then we would suggest you to opt for wood as the basic criterion of decorating this space. When you scroll through the loft kitchen ideas, you will find that wooden loft kitchens look wonderful in any kind of home. Also, wood is a very durable and low maintenance material which make it more convenient for a kitchen area in a loft space. Thirdly, the brownish look that it provides in your kitchen gives you the English kind of elegance and beauty in your home. 
  • You can even build a modular kitchen with a loft area for extra storage —  Some of you are confused as to if loft kitchens need to be built up in this space only. Actually, even if you have a modular kitchen in any part of your house, and if you have the loft area nearby it, you can utilise this space for the extra storage items of your kitchen area. Some of the home builders place their dining tables in the loft area and it has a modular kitchen beside it. Basically, this loft area serves as an extra space which can be used in many ways that makes your kitchen more functional.

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