An effective kitchen design combines beauty and function, so you have a lot to think about when you are designing your kitchen. For example, according to Divine, you need about 14-18 square feet of kitchen cabinet space per person. Of course, thinking about a kitchen cabinet is not the only thing you need to consider. Here are some other elements to think about.
1. Choose Your Layout
The L-shaped layout is one of the most popular, but it’s not the only type of layout. There is also a G-shaped layout and a U-shaped layout. Of course, you also have the single wall of the “galley” layout. The L-shaped layout works in just about any size kitchen. The layout is an essential design component of any kitchen. It determines where the kitchen cabinet array will be, where the appliances are, and where counter space will be installed. It’s perhaps the first thing you need to decide.
The kitchen is a busy place. To make your kitchen more efficient and to ensure your design is effective, you must think about the workflow in your kitchen. The workflow in a kitchen is all about ease of use. For example, including a kitchen cabinet under your island will make the workflow easier when prepping food. Stove placement, refrigerator placement, counter space, and kitchen cabinets all play a role in your kitchen workflow. The more thought put into how you cook in your kitchen or how you would like to cook in your kitchen, the more effective the design will be.
3. Making the Most of Space
If you’re working with smaller square footage, you must consider design elements to help you make the most of the space. For example, you can use vertical space (wall space) for storage instead of installing base cabinets. An effective design, especially in smaller spaces, requires thinking outside the box. Give some thought to what design elements will help you to make the most of the space.
Effective kitchen design requires input from professionals, yet it’s also a highly personal decision. An effective kitchen design is simply the design that works best for you. Work with a team that can provide input to help you make an informed decision. Call today to learn more!