A kitchen renovation is one of the most exciting changes you can do to your home and add tremendous value in the process. One of the things that should be considered when coming up with your kitchen design is to incorporate functionality while you are adding aesthetic beauty. Here are a few tips to consider, so the chef in your family enjoys preparing meals and your family loves to gather there.
- Kitchen Work Triangle – It can be fatiguing to carry out meal preparation if the three points of the work area, namely the refrigerator, stove, and sink, are not distanced properly. If it is tighter than 4 feet, it hampers movement. If it is farther than 9 feet, it can be exhausting. You should also add up the three sides of the triangle and shoot for a distance between 13 and 26 feet total for optimal functionality. If the layout of the kitchen design does not facilitate a work triangle, another option is a work zone kitchen design that accommodates several people working in the kitchen simultaneously. With this layout, you group fixtures and appliances according to use.
- Storage Where Utilized – Your kitchen design should put storage in the area were the items will be needed. For example, have a cabinet for coffee near where the coffee maker will be. Have pots, pans, and cooking utensils near the stove. Also, consider specialty work areas such as a baking zone and put the appropriate tools nearby.
- Countertop Locations – Make sure to have countertop space where it will be the handiest. For example, have a spot for setting items coming out of the oven or microwave. Have an area for prep work handy to the stove or sink, depending on how you most commonly work.
- Entertaining Space – Kitchens are becoming a popular place to hang out with friends and family, so be sure your kitchen design will accommodate added people. For example, a large island or peninsula with seating gives people a place they can converse with you without getting in the way.
If you would like more ideas for making your kitchen design work well for you, don’t hesitate to contact us at B&E Construction. Our four generations give us the unique capability of having tons of experience and imagination to assist you with layout and other considerations. You can count on us for the highest standard of quality in workmanship and service with special touches you won’t get elsewhere. From the big details down to the small ones, your kitchen design and renovation is in the best possible hands. Call today to learn more.