Your Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Refacing
Psychological kitchen remodel: How does it make you feel?by Karl Fendelander
Face Your Kitchen Columnist
Beyond simply preparing food, kitchens get used for all sorts of things. As kitchen designer Johnny Grey points out in his article The psychology of the kitchen, "most family life takes place in the kitchen: decisions made round the kitchen table, homework, celebration cooking, polishing shoes, charging phones, mending bicycles and doing the ironing." He points out that "psychology, neuroscience and ergonomics overlap in the design of a kitchen," making something as simple as choosing how to reface your cabinets a fairly major decision.
Form versus function in the kitchen
The desire for a highly functional kitchen doesn't necessarily have to be at odds with the urge to create a relaxing space. Finding a balance between the two that works to maximize the space you have to work with is key. "Emotion is regularly pitched against function," says Grey. "There is importance in creating a relaxing ambiance in a contemporary life full of anxiety."
Here are a few of his recommendations for creating this elusive perfect kitchen space:
Take a look at your kitchen and think beyond a simple color change. Talk to a bonded, licensed and insured* contractor about implementing a few of these mood boosters during the refacing process.
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About the Author
Karl Fendelander cut his teeth on web writing in the late nineties and has been plugged in to the newest technology and tuned in to the latest trends ever since. With an eye for design and an ear for language, Karl has created content and managed digital media for startups and established companies alike. When he unplugs, Karl can be found biking about town and hiking and climbing throughout the West.