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Things to Consider When Planning for a Well-Designed Kitchen
Turn a plain cooking area into a functional heart of the home.

It's safe to say that many of us seldom pay attention to how our kitchen looks. As long as we can move around freely and prep meals with ease, we're content with its current state. However, just like the rest of the home, it should be bright, functional, and a reflection of who we are. Turn a lackluster cooking area into a stunning heart of the home with these ideas:

1. Focus on function.

An efficient kitchen allows you to do culinary tasks easily, while leaving enough space for storage and a clutter-free aesthetic. If you're a fan of the minimalist style, focus on what counts in the kitchen: generous countertop space, storage options, and minimal accessories.

Those who love an airy, open vibe may look into SieMatic SE 3003 R in umbra matt lacquer under the Pure style collection. It integrates the functions of the kitchen with the architecture, and lets you entertain guests freely as it connects the kitchen to the main living space.

2. Don't be afraid to mix-and-match.

Whether you're an old soul with a penchant for all things vintage or a modernist who's updated with the latest technology, you can work towards a fine balance of contrasting elements to create a kitchen that works. Reward yourself with an investment piece—a new oven or a rangehood, perhaps? Bring in the vintage vibe by accessorizing with brass fixtures and copper pendant lights.

SieMatic's Classic style collection proves that a classic design doesn't have to be dated. The SieMatic BeauxArts interpretation of the classic kitchen is a good example. It features a variety of display cabinets: ones with smooth, shiny frames; lacquered, gloss door fronts; and brushed stainless steel base cabinets with polished nickel framing.

3. Take inspiration from your surroundings.

The city we live in is filled with ideas that can inspire us to give the kitchen a new look. If you love the fast-paced city life and you want to showcase it in your cooking area, let the space tell your story. Work with raw finishes, choose subway tiles as backsplash, and start an herb garden to bring a touch of the outdoors into your home.

Unique and versatile, SieMatic's Urban style collection focuses on urban inspirations, creativity, and contrasts. This modular kitchen with asymmetrical design has high-quality materials and modern functional elements that will fit in a spacious home. The Urban style collection features the SieMatic 29 kitchen sideboard which makes for a good investment. The freestanding piece that can be customized according to one's needs is a reinterpretation of the kitchen buffet. It can be a storage center, a kitchenette, or even as a fully functional kitchen element.

SieMatic has been providing quality kitchen systems since 1929. For decades, the well-loved German brand has been at the forefront of kitchen design, winning various accolades and collaborating with renowned designers along the way. SieMatic kitchens add to the appeal of your home and allows you to showcase your personality

SieMatic is exclusively distributed by Focus Global Inc. Visit SieMatic showrooms at Twenty-four Seven McKinley, 24th Street corner 7th Avenue, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (+632 705.9999); Pioneer corner Reliance Streets, Mandaluyong City (+632 634.8587); and Design Center of Cebu, P. Remedios corner A.S. Fortuna Streets, Mandaue City (+6332-520.9888). For more information, visit www.focusglobalinc.com.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with SieMatic.

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