Kitchen Layouts
Some Ideas To Get You Started.

Kitchen layouts are much more than deciding on what size cabinets to install. There are many factors that need to be taken in consideration.

Anyone can give you the most popular kitchen designs and show how well they look, work, and appeal to a wide range of people. What they don't take into consideration is your particular challenges. 

On this page I will not assume your area is a cookie cutter style. I will simply give you some ideas of what should be considered in any remodel.

Don't feel like you have to have the newest materials, or the newest designs, simply because they are popular now. On the other hand, if you feel like you need these in your new remodel then by all means go for it, but don't get caught up in the "it's very popular now" mindset. Keep an eye to the future, but don't let it totally drive your design.

Here Are Some Guidelines To Consider:

  • The style of your house. Yes, the style of your house will give you give you a good starting point in your design. For example, a traditional kitchen might not be the best choice for an ultra modern home. Having the kitchen style match the home is the best bet.

  • Appliances, appliances, so many choices. The desired appliances such as a double oven or a built in refrigerator will have dramatic design implications if not planned for properly.

  • The available space, obviously, right! You may not have the space for all of your wants or desires but the major gotta haves can fit into any kitchen.

  • The traffic and workflow through the area. Are there multiple doors? Does it interfere with the traffic pattern? Is there enough room for seating at the island? All major considerations.

  • Storage and improvements to the storage capacity of the cabinets. Such as a recycling lazy Susan instead of the less capable food storage lazy Susan. As well as drop down shelves to improve the storage, especially over the cooktop or range and refrigerator.

  • Minimum space recommendations, how much do you really need? It may be more than you think. Are there two cooks who are regularly cooking together? If so, more space is needed, but how much?

  • Kids? Small children can play a big role in the material selection for the remodel. Very expensive and easily stained stone countertops may not be a good choice where spills are a regular occurrence.

There are many things that need to be taken into consideration in the kitchen design. Hopefully some of my guidelines will help you get the best remodel you can get. 

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