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Kitchen Planning & Design

March 22, 2021

Regardless of what your space looks like there are some common guiding principles to be aware of. 

Utilize one of these five classic kitchen design plans. For ease of movement, all plans represent some form of that classic workflow model, the kitchen triangle.

  • One-Wall Design
  • Corridor Design
  • L-Shape Design
  • Double-L Design
  • U-Shape Design

Traffic flow is a key consideration when designing a kitchen. Plan an efficient path through your kitchen based on the way you and your family use your kitchen. 

Kitchen Design Considerations 

Do you want your kitchen to be modern, functional, open, a space to hangout when your family and friends come over? There are so many things to consider, before we even get to the costs of the project. Read on and learn how the following options will impact your new kitchen. 

Cabinets

Cabinets are a high impact element of design with potential to anchor a space. They will end up taking up one-third of a renovation budget on average. When working with a  a tight budget or a quick upgrade changing out hardware can be an instant game changer. Quick upgrades like handles or drawer pull can completely alter the look of drawers or cupboards. 

Layout

A more open plan, or one with a built-in eating area, can transform your kitchen and the way you interact with your loved ones at home. 

Lighting

A light, bright room feels bigger so painting the walls or replacing lighting elements is an inexpensive way to make a high-impact change.

Replace Your Countertops

Another pricey element but  area where an investment will pay out in the long run. A range of alternative materials are available including wood, cork, concrete and laminates. 

Green

Plants evoke a sense of calm and health. Plant some herbs and keep them in pretty pots so that your plants are functional as well.

Backsplash

The backsplash serves as focal point of a kitchen as well as important practical functions. Installing a tile backsplash adds lasting beauty to the home.

Kitchen Sinks & Faucets

When it comes to selecting these fixtures style is sectionary. The goal is to select a sink and faucet that will work well and withstand years of daily use.

Reasons

The functional, inspirational, and sale values that a kitchen remodel adds to your home are greater than that of any other room in your house. So if you want a way to freshen up your home in a big way without remodeling multiple rooms, the kitchen is the space to focus your time and attention. in a home–and also one of the most expensive–so it’s important to consider all your options before tackling a project of any size.

These three primary reasons to consider updating your kitchen include efficiency, beauty, and investment. All can streamline the way you and your family use the kitchen. 

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