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Qualities of Award-Winning Auckland Interior Designs

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When considering having your home resigned by an Auckland interior designer, it’s important to know the qualities of a great design. There are many techniques designers incorporate into the spaces they remodel, but what’s behind those decisions? How do they come together?

Many interior designers have created award-winning designs that involve some of the same basic details. These can all be in place in a variety of ways, so that designs are not all the same, but great design usually involves several of the same choices.

As you think through how to redesign your home, you can speak with your designer about unique ways to accomplish these design elements in your own space. While they represent general concepts, there are endless ways to incorporate them. Here are just a few of the many qualities that lead to award-winning design.

1. Functionality

First and foremost, any space must be designed to function properly. The different parts of the room must work together to accomplish the goals the designer and client have for the space. This means that not only do the appliances and hardware must work well, but also the parts of the room must be located purposefully.

For example, if a kitchen is being redesigned, the creator of the blueprints must consider the work triangle. This refers to the location of the three most used appliances: the stove, refrigerator, and sink. If these are not placed in relation to one another, cooking and preparing food will be much more difficult. However, if their location makes the resident’s movement between them simple and easy, the kitchen works efficiently.

2. Clean Lines

A kitchen’s design can seem disorganized and scattered if it doesn’t have delineations between its parts. Many designs that have been loved by families for years incorporate clean lines, which can refer to several different design choices.

For example, an interesting look is created when a designer decides on countertops with stark edges to complement appliances that look industrial. Where the counters and island starts and stops is made obvious and does not blend in, which makes it fun to select a standout pattern. It can quickly create the centrepiece of the room.

If the kitchen is large, choices can be made to divide up its parts. Even a big dining room table can itself be a room divider, and it all comes down to edges that can be seen. If everything blends, the room will feel less organized and planned.

3. Top of the Line Appliances

Kitchen design, as well as other rooms and their functionality, depends largely on the appliances chosen. Award-winning design almost always involves the choice of the best appliances available.

Not only do these help the residents accomplish the tasks they need to, they elevate the look of the entire room. If you’re looking for an elegant, luxurious kitchen or other part of the home, the top fixtures will help you achieve that goal.

4. Ample Lighting

Sometimes, a room can look completely differently depending on which lights are turned on and whether there are opportunities to let in natural light. Usually, great designs involve options for both types of lighting.

Especially in kitchens, ample lighting is a must for cooking and preparing food. The brightness from lighting also makes the room feel clean and pure, which is a must for a kitchen. Living rooms and the like can feel cosy with soft lighting, but a good kitchen design usually brings in lots of light.

For when the sun is shining, windows can allow natural light to stream in the room, creating a unique softness. Providing good lighting options allows a designer to ensure that the room will function properly and beautifully, as light impacts how colours and textures appear.

5. Plenty of Seating

An award-winning design will be accessible, too. Sometimes well-designed spaces can be remiss to include spaces for actual inhabitants to enjoy the space comfortably. They’re attractive rooms, but they don’t feel liveable. A great design will include seating and space for gatherings so that the home’s residents can enjoy the design of their space.

6. Unique Colours, Textures, and Patterns

Finally, design does also involve choosing colours and patterns. These are the fun details, but they can easily go wrong with a colour palette that doesn’t complement the rest of the design, for example. By choosing colours, textures, and patterns that clearly work with, not against, each other, the design will come together beautifully.

Now that you know what goes into award-winning Auckland interior designs, you can work toward incorporating these qualities into your own space. Speak with a designer soon about the possibilities for your home!

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