One of the most important things to consider when remodeling or designing your kitchen is to create a space that works. Not only do you want it to look great, with a modern design and quality appliances, but you also want it to be functional.
Here are three tips to keep in mind when planning the layout of your kitchen:
Tip #1: Consider the size
There are a few common kitchen layouts, but not all of them are suitable for every home. In order to select the optimal design, you need to consider the size of your space. For a tight space, a galley layout works well. It’s simple, and it fits nicely in homes where space is limited, such as apartments.
If you have a larger room to work with, opt for an L-shaped or U-shaped layout. If space allows, add an island for more storage and surface area. You’ll have more room for entertaining, prepping, and cooking in a spacious kitchen. Think about how your family will use the kitchen, and make sure that your design maximises the space that you have.
Tip #2: Create a comfortable workspace
Where you install the sink and the appliances is the key to creating a comfortable workspace. To achieve the ultimate layout, keep the kitchen ‘work triangle’ in mind, which includes the sink, the refrigerator, and the stove. Having these three elements close together makes it simple to grab ingredients from the fridge, prep them in the sink, and then prepare them on the stove. Ideally, you don’t want to have to walk more than a few steps to access all three of them with ease.
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Tip #3: Counter space is essential
Installing an island is the best way to create more counter space. While it can also be used to create separation between rooms in a home with an open plan, they also add more surface area for preparing, dining, and gathering. You might install high-end appliances and custom cabinets in your kitchen, but if you don’t have enough counter space, the kitchen won’t be as functional.
The kitchen is the hub of the home, so it’s very important to get it right when designing or remodeling the room. Keep these tips in mind when planning the layout of the kitchen, and you’ll achieve a functional space that will enhance your home and make cooking more comfortable.