ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A WELL-DESIGNED KITCHEN
One of the most important steps in any project is starting with a great design. It’s not just about looks, it’s more about function and adding value to your life. More than any other room in the house, a kitchen must be well thought out, carefully configured and designed to accommodate multiple functions. You probably spend more time in your kitchen than any other room, and that’s exactly why it’s so important to start with a great design. Here are some essential elements of a well-designed kitchen to consider with your upcoming renovations.
Makes Good Use of Space
There are two parts to this design feature. The first is using all the available space so nothing goes to waste. The second involves using the space well. For example, keeping commonly used things in your kitchen close together so you don’t spend all your time walking from one side of the room to the other.
Has Enough Storage
A common mistake that people make when designing kitchens is not including enough storage. In addition, the smaller the available space there is, the more important it is to come up with creative storage solutions.
Takes into Consideration Traffic
Designing a kitchen well involves thinking carefully about how people use and walk-through it. For instance, walkways should be big enough to pass while safety is important too. For example, you should keep ovens and knobs away from walkways if possible, particularly if children use the kitchen.
Add an island if there’s room
Let’s face it, people love to hang out in the kitchen — especially when there’s something cooking that smells delicious. For families a kitchen island can help make the kitchen a space where everyone can gather and spend time. Space and kitchen layout will impact your island’s efficiency, so it’s not for everyone. But it’s worth considering.
A great meal doesn’t have to cost any more than a regular one. It needs to start with a great recipe, have quality ingredients and be carried out with confidence and execution in the kitchen. The same thing could be said about your next kitchen design. Make sure it’s a great one!