Ben­e­fits of a curved kitchen

George Herald - Private Property - - Property News -

If you love re­laxed open-plan liv­ing spa­ces, a curved kitchen could be per­fect for you. "Trends are not nec­es­sar­ily lim­ited to strictly lin­ear lines, rather edges are soft­ened by care­fully placed curves. The ge­om­e­try of the de­sign makes the kitchen a show­piece, which fits into the open-liv­ing fea­ture of the mod­ern kitchen de­sign," says Ann-donne Stry­dom of Curves & Bevels De­signer Kitchens.

"This par­tic­u­lar de­sign caters for a broad range of func­tions. It is er­gonom­i­cally de­signed to ac­com­mo­date food prepa­ra­tion with the kitchen ad­ja­cent to a din­ing area so that the space is func­tional for open-plan liv­ing and en­ter­tain­ment," says Stry­dom.

BEN­E­FITS OF A CURVED KITCHEN Ac­cord­ing to the Curves & Bevels De­signer Kitchens team, these are the top five ben­e­fits of curved kitchen cab­i­netry:

Cre­ates a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment Coun­try­side hills, rolling waves… these gen­tle im­ages re­flect the curved de­sign that makes the mod­ern kitchen such a re­lax­ing space. Sub­con­sciously we as­so­ciate sharp, de­fined edges with dan­ger, whereas rounded edges bring about a sense of calm which makes the curved kitchen de­sign a much more re­lax­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Suited to open-plan liv­ing

The trend of open-plan liv­ing con­tin­ues Suited to open-plan liv­ing in the mod­ern kitchen de­sign which sees the kitchen as a fo­cal point for fam­ily en­gage­ment and so­cial en­ter­tain­ment. The curved de­sign is par­tic­u­larly well suited to this invit­ing style with kitchen din­ers and break­fast bars gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity.

Avail­able in a va­ri­ety in styles

This mod­ern de­sign was ini­tially more pop­u­lar in con­tem­po­rary homes, but as the curved cab­i­netry has de­vel­oped, there are now styles avail­able for ev­ery prop­erty type. High­end apart­ments, grand coun­try homes and tra­di­tional fam­ily spa­ces will find a com­ple­men­tary curved kitchen style to fit the in­di­vid­ual con­fig­u­ra­tion. Max­imises stor­age space

There is a mis­con­cep­tion that curved cab­i­netry re­sults in re­duced kitchen stor­age space. The re­al­ity is that a well-con­structed curved kitchen will ac­tu­ally max­imise the stor­age avail­abil­ity and is par­tic­u­larly suited to mod­ern prod­ucts and ap­pli­ances found in kitchens.

Brings in some is­land style

Curved kitchen is­lands cre­ate an amaz­ingly cap­ti­vat­ing fo­cal unit which ties the en­tire room to­gether. If you're not look­ing for too bold a state­ment, then the rec­tan­gu­lar is­land can be con­structed with gen­tly rounded edges.

On the other end of the curved scale is the com­pletely cir­cu­lar kitchen is­land which can in­clude a cen­tral hob sur­rounded by use­ful work space.

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