The kitchen is well known as the heart of the home, since families will spend so much of their time preparing, cooking, and eating food together. A well-designed, updated kitchen can make a big difference in your home’s resale value, as well as your own family’s comfort and quality of life. So when it comes to your kitchen, consider these key guidelines to smart kitchen design and make the remodel a success.
The first thing to consider when designing any room is the use of space. This is especially true when it comes to kitchens since the space should emphasize function. Make sure that there is plenty of room to move around between appliances to avoid bumping into guests or family members while cooking, and allow for plenty of prep space.
Consider the Placement of Appliances and Fixtures
How you place the “big ticket” kitchen items matters not only to the look of your space, but also to the function. Is your fridge sticking out like a sore thumb next to a sleeker dishwasher and oven? Is it difficult to open your oven door when there are open cabinets? Considering how the space will work with all your appliances will help you minimize frustration while actually enjoying using your new kitchen.
The height of counters and sinks is an important part of kitchen design for a number of reasons. Many homeowners may not even think about how high their counters should be from the ground, but the needs of every home are different. For example, homeowners with large dogs might opt for higher surfaces to prevent them from reaching food on the countertops. Countertops lower to the ground will make the kitchen more accessible for homeowners who use wheelchairs or are shorter in height.
Outlet placement is an important consideration in any room. After all, without enough power, you won’t be able to plug in all your appliances. Placement will also determine where you can place countertop appliances. By carefully considering where to place outlets, you can allow yourself more flexibility when it comes to using your kitchen and making the space more functional.
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