Embrace a classic Italian kitchen design in your home with simple tips and tricks.
If you think of an Italian kitchen your mind will throw up visuals of large cooking space and one that looks luxurious. With advancements in interior design and architecture, Italian kitchen designs have also evolved. Today they are more about giving your kitchen a clutter-free, spacious and organised look irrespective of its size.
So with the help of Sudeshna Guha, Associate Studio Manager – Design at Design Cafe, we bring you some smart ideas to work out the Italian style kitchen even in Indian homes. These design ideas are incredibly functional, beautiful and can be easily incorporated even in small homes/kitchens. So get ready to explore some authentic Italian kitchen design ideas.
Choose An Open Kitchen For A Clutter-Free Look
Italian kitchens are much sorted after because of their clean, organised look and its emphasis on clutter-free surfaces. If you are looking for an Italian kitchen design for a small space then do opt for an open kitchen layout with a modular setup rather than a traditional closed kitchen. This will help make your kitchen look spacious and airy. You can install a chimney to keep it clean and smoke-free. Opt for innovative storage options like magic corner units, tandem drawers, janitor units and skirting drawers to maximise your storage space. A well-organised, clutter-free cooking experience is the soul of Italian kitchen design.
A Foldable Breakfast Counter Can Elevate The Functionality Of Your Kitchen
One of the best ways to get rid of clutter is to design your space according to your own needs and do away with unnecessary items. Italian modern kitchen design revolves around the same concept. So if you have a small family living in a compact apartment you can get a foldable breakfast counter with hidden storage. It will elevate your kitchen’s functionality without taking up much space. Ditch those bulky dining tables that end up taking a huge amount of space. This is an excellent hack, especially if you don’t have a separate dining area.
Add An Appliance Garage And Keep Your Kitchen Counter Clutter-Free
In most Indian houses, we usually place all our appliances/ gadgets such as microwave, grills, and toaster on the kitchen counter. This ends up taking a lot of space leaving little room for movement. One of the best things about Italian kitchen design is that it emphasises keeping the counter as free as possible so you have enough space for meal preparation. “An appliance garage is a great way to ensure a clean counter,” says Guha. This unit is compact and helps you arrange all your appliances in a single place. Thus if you are looking for an Italian modular kitchen, don’t forget to install one.
An Italian Modular Kitchen With Multiple Drawers, Pull Outs And Shutters
One of the reasons why Italian kitchen design is popular is because of its emphasis on the efficient utilisation of space that provides maximum storage and a hassle-free cooking experience. So opt for a range of modern and efficient storage options like oil pull-outs, spice pull-outs, pantry pull-outs, carousel units, drawers with in-built organisers, tandem drawers, bi-fold cabinets to keep your kitchen clean and organised.
A Large Window To Bring Some Natural Sunlight To The Space
A large window is an integral part of Italian kitchen design. Windows bring in a lot of natural light and create an illusion of space making a room look bigger than it is. A large window in the kitchen is also important for ventilation and helps keep your kitchen fresh. “Use muted colours for the floor and laminate finishes for maximum reflection of light,” suggests Guha. This helps lend a clean look to your kitchen as well.
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An Island Counter That You Can Use As A Bar Unit
If you have a big kitchen then you have the luxury to add an island countertop too!. You can install your sink or hob on your island. You can also use it to set up a cosy bar unit where you can entertain your guests or enjoy a house party with your friends. Add some tall chairs to your island countertop to use it as a breakfast counter or a makeshift study counter where you can even attend work meetings while cooking your meals. This is also great for families with kids as they can finish their homework in your presence as you finish your daily kitchen tasks.
Wooden Cabinets, Pastel Colours And Terracotta Flooring, Adds To The Authenticity Of The Design
If you want a traditional Italian kitchen design, try adding some natural elements like terracotta flooring, wooden cabinets and muted colour scheme. For a more modern you can try a combination of wood finished laminates and solid colours as well. But it is advisable to go for pastel colours if you have a small kitchen. Try minimal accents and avoid unnecessary ornamentation in this space. Terracotta tiles bring in a traditional vibe to the kitchen and are extremely easy to maintain. However, there is no hard and fast rule to choose only terracotta floor tiles. “You can opt for white floor tiles, marble or wooden flooring to amp up your modern Italian kitchen,” says Guha.
We hope all your queries related to Italian kitchen designs are answered in this blog. If you are confused about how to design an authentic Italian kitchen design in your home we are here to help. Our team of expert designers can help you remodel your kitchen according to your taste and preference. Design Cafe’s designs give you 20% more space guaranteed – your kitchen will be nothing short of clutter-free! So what are you waiting for? Book a consultation today and for more such design ideas, check our blog section.