Kitchen Remodeling Tips
The single most important kitchen remodeling tip we can provide is to work with a kitchen remodeling company you can trust. Kenwood Kitchens has established a reputation in Columbia, Lutherville, Annapolis, and Bel Air and around Maryland for timely service, quality construction, and friendly expertise. Beyond this first step, you’ll likely have questions about creating the perfect kitchen design for your unique space.
Layout Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
The key to a kitchen design that works best is to improve the classic “work triangle” – the pathway from the refrigerator to the food preparation, and then on to the cooking area. This is your highest foot traffic region, and exactly where you need to plan open, easy routes in order to have the most efficient kitchen space. You need to have enough space to function effectively in each of these zones.
Additional kitchen remodeling layout tips:
- Try keeping a distance between the kitchen sink, refrigerator, and cooktop of 12-24 feet, in a straight line.
- Attempt to keep the kitchen sink between two major appliances since it is used so frequently (though you may need to contend with your plumbing lines, so consult your contractor for exact placement restrictions).
- For safety reasons, your fridge and your oven should each have their own landing zone, even though it is often tempting to place these two large, tall appliances next to each other since they are so large and it feels like it saves space to double them up.
- Aim for at least 10 feet of cabinet space (including lower and upper). This way you have plenty of space for dishes and utensils without a tendency to crowd your countertops with junk.
- High ceilings are a great way to distinguish intimate dining spaces from your kitchen area without unnecessary barriers which hinder movement and can lessen the longevity of your house.
Design Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
The smaller stylistic elements are generally where people enjoy planning out their kitchen remodel the most. However, it can be easy to get carried away with the smaller elements without considering the big picture. So take some time to plan out what your overarching kitchen design themes are before you start in on the details like kitchen faucets and sinks and drawer handles.
What is the feel that you are going for? You can go for the efficiency and sleek pragmatism of a modern kitchen, or the warmth and comfort of a classic English country kitchen; either way, you choose to go, it is imperative to institute your motif early in order to keep your space feeling unified.
- Look at your adjoining rooms. Can you keep the basic design consistent?
- Consider the existing architecture and decide what overall motif fits within the space. A modern kitchen style will utilize space better with its simplicity, hidden appliances, and sharp geometry, and is ideal for any small kitchen remodeling project.
- Do you have any artwork you want to incorporate into the space? That heirloom painting or antique bowl might be great, but design around that, rather than trying to fit it into a sleek minimalist modern space.
- Embrace the history of your home! Most homes have small architectural sections or quirky design elements that make your house unique. Utilize this to add some distinctiveness and personality to your kitchen design.
To speak with a kitchen designer that will work with you, adding their years of tips, tricks, and experience to your personal style, call (800) 211-8394 or contact us to speak with a representative.