Kitchen Redesign Fundamentals

June 11th, 2018 12:00am

The kitchen is the most important room in many homes, and approaching a redesign can be intimidating. However, with some forethought and planning -- as well as an honest, helpful team of in-house designers and remodeling contractors like the Good Guys team -- your kitchen redesign can be a smooth and rewarding process. Here are some factors to keep in mind as you prepare for your kitchen redesign:

Kitchen Traffic

Whether you're a family cooking enthusiast or a frequent dinner party host, traffic in and out of your kitchen is one of the most important things to consider as you make redesign choices. Think carefully about how you use your space now and how you would like to use it in the future as you consider the placement of appliances and counters, as well as the size and functionality of your storage.

It can be easy to focus on the time you spend within the walls of your kitchen and forget the basics of entering and exiting, but these considerations are equally important. If you want an easier experience for carrying groceries and other heavy items into your home, consider a design that allows quick access to your garage or driveway. If you want a buffer from the Phoenix heat or a place for storing shoes, consider incorporating a mud room-like space if your kitchen meets an entrance to your home.

The Work Triangle

The work triangle is a mathematic solution that uses geometry to determine whether there is enough room to work in your kitchen. By determining on the space between your sink, range, and refrigerator, the work triangle ensures your kitchen isn't just spacious but functional for movement and cooking. A reputable kitchen redesign company will incorporate these considerations as they guide you through the decision-making process.

Necessary Gadgets and Clearances

Beyond the big-picture of how you move within and outside your kitchen, it's also important to think about smaller space concerns, such as:

  • The amount of room around your cabinets and drawers
  • The clearance for your fridge and other large appliances
  • The space surrounding your oven, so that you can open it without bumping into other features and comfortable stand in front of it while preparing food

These considerations may seem overwhelming, but a full-service remodeling contractor will provide in-house designers assistance to help guide you through the fundamentals of creating a functional and beautiful kitchen redesign.

If you want to know more about a kitchen redesign or you need other services such as kitchen planning, contact Kitchens By Good Guys for more information.

 

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