Sometimes with kitchen designers rather than kitchen renovation architects, you can obtain a design that fits with the cabinets and appliances that the kitchen designers have a close business relationship with or are in fact in-house kitchen designers in which case your design will be limited to the products that the firm manufactures.
dion seminara architecture are independent architects and not linked to any kitchen manufacturers, suppliers or builders. This means that we will be choosing a design that perfectly fits your needs and wants which includes the ideal kitchen cabinets, appliances and materials.
A kitchen architect does not only design a kitchen customised for you and your cooking and entertaining uses but also looks at the overall room and house design and in particular the design style of the adjacent rooms or areas.
Even if you don’t have an open plan kitchen, the living area it is still important. We believe that your kitchen design enhances and complements the internal style of your home. Naturally the style and layout of an open plan kitchen and living, dining area must influence the style and design of a kitchen renovation design.
A kitchen renovation designed by Brisbane architects dion seminara architecture will be not only practical and a pleasure to work in but also a feature of your home, both complementing and enhancing your home overall.
A kitchen renovations design needs to be perfect as kitchens are one of the most important rooms in your home and also probably the most expensive room to renovate. With dion seminara architecture you can be sure that your kitchen renovation design is just that, perfect and there will be no risk of expensive and frustrating redesigns of a kitchen that once built you discover has many flaws.
Another advantage of hiring a professional like a kitchen architect is that they strike the crucial balance between clever design, simplicity and quality. A skilled kitchen renovation architect will take your ideas and dreams, your current home design together with their design talents and create the ideal ‘new’ kitchen for you whether you are a microwave king or a foodie and/or a regular entertainer…
When it comes to trends it’s easy to be sceptical. You might remember the 70s laminated kitchen cabinets with oranges, green, browns and yellows everywhere you looked. While some trends we are happy to see go, there are some key trends in every decade that are here to stay. For today there are three key trends that you can look forward to seeing both now and in the future.
There are many design options when it comes to renovating kitchens. Depending on space and your budget, you might wish to incorporate one or more of the design options and features for your kitchen renovation that are described below.
There is also additional kitchen design information including the like of the kitchen design triangle, free-standing island benches, U-shape designed, zoned designs etc on our Kitchen Design Page.
dion seminara architecture are also interior architects and within your kitchen renovation we can incorporate all the different interior design aspects that make for a truly great kitchen. If you are seeking a kitchen renovation design that:-
Technology innovations and increases of their use in our daily lives have meant that home integration is becoming a large trend. As the kitchen is the centre of the home, its common sense that it would be the technology hub as well. For example, there are options for having new appliances that incorporate your tablet, as well as lights, music and air flow control options. Televisions and computer screens are also being integrated into cabinets and refrigerators as a way of keeping up to date with news, weather, have easy access to recipes, and to keep in contact with family members.
Lighting trends include the increase in oversized pendant lights, directional accent lighting, and LED perimeter lighting. Oversized pendant lights are an effective way to create a design feature; however, it is recommended that you (and we) pay close attention to height and placement for practicality. LED perimeter lighting is emerging as a big trend in kitchen lighting as it adds another dimension, looks futuristic, and can be an effective way to control the ambience and mood of the kitchen.
Easy-to-maintain and clean work spaces are currently in vogue in the latest kitchen renovations, with solid-surface benchtops and timber veneer cabinetry with gloss finishes (which are easy to wipe-down and allow for bright colours in the design). Push to open cabinetry is important in a minimalist design as it is stylish and there are no handles to draw the eyes. Stone benchtops are beautiful and common in kitchen renovations; however, stainless-steel benchtops too are increasing in popularity and perfect if you require something more durable or prefer the commercial look.