In many households, the kitchen is more than just a place for cooking; it is the center of the home. It’s used for more than just preparing and cooking meals but it’s also used for entertaining guests, helping kids with homework, and even as a place to get together and catch up at the end of each day while waiting for dinner to be ready. Since the kitchen has become such an important part of the home, it’s important to make sure that its design is suited for the purpose it serves. If you have plans of undergoing kitchen remodeling to make your kitchen much more conducive to cooking, working, and entertaining, then knowing the elements of what makes a good kitchen is important to your project.
Adequate Floor Space
If you and your family spend a lot of time in your kitchen at the same time, then it’s definitely important to have adequate floor space to accommodate all that foot traffic. This will depend on the layout of your kitchen but if you have a traditional L-Shaped or U-shaped kitchen with a kitchen island in the middle, make sure that the aisle from one counter to another has enough spacing to accommodate everyone who goes in and out of the kitchen. A well-designed kitchen has a floor layout that allows for multiple people to step in without bumping into each other so choose a layout that would best suit the size of your family and the purpose that your kitchen serves. If your current layout doesn’t have adequate floor space, then you might want to add that your kitchen remodeling goals.
Storage is one of the most important elements of good kitchen design, especially if you have a lot of things to store. Add cabinetry that goes with your kitchen’s design and style and if possible, add a pantry (even a pull-out one) so you can easily access ingredients without rummaging through one cabinet to another.
Even if you have a well-equipped kitchen, if you don’t have proper appliance placement, you’ll find yourself making a mess all over the place each time you prep and cook meals. Good appliance placement entails positioning appliances that serve the similar purposes together. For instance, your oven, your stove, and the cooling rack must be in close proximity with each other for easy cooking and your garbage disposal bin, dishwasher, and sink must also be placed near each other.
When undergoing kitchen remodeling, make sure you have all these things in mind so that you get the most out of what you spend on renovations.