Large kitchens, small kitchens, kitchens for families or singles — no matter what kind of kitchen your home has, you want it to be functional. The way you design your kitchen impacts how efficiently you use the workspace for preparing meals or doing dishes. With so much that needs to get done in the kitchen, do yourself a favor and maximize your kitchen’s functionality with these tips.
A Triangular Layout
The three points in the kitchen that people will move to and from most are the sink, stove, and refrigerator. Increase your kitchen’s functionality and your efficiency while cooking by keeping a pathway between these three points unimpeded. Imagine a triangular path between all these points to keep your kitchen workflow uninterrupted as you move to each.
Large Kitchen Island
A large kitchen island helps boost functionality in your kitchen by creating a point where you can install one of the appliances mentioned in the triangular layout tip. Furthermore, a large island means more surface workspace and even additional storage capabilities for your kitchen. Choose a countertop material for your island that suits your cooking style to optimize its use.
A kitchen island is also a place where people tend to gather. Keep them comfortable — and more importantly, out of the way — by providing them seating on the further end of your island.
Proper Kitchen Appliances
Broken and outdated appliances drag down your kitchen’s functionality. If your old appliances still work but aren’t quite performing at full efficiency, consider replacing them with kitchen appliances for a modern kitchen. For example, why settle for a regular kitchen sink when you can upgrade to a galley workstation that provides multiple functions in one?
Smart storage options like installing custom cabinets do more than add aesthetic appeal to your kitchen. Custom cabinets are made to function optimally for your specific kitchen needs. Better organization and space-saving with cabinets mean fewer troubles finding and storing your kitchen goods.
Having sufficient lighting makes working in the kitchen more efficient and safer. If your overhead lights aren’t enough, installing under-cabinet lights is a great way to increase visibility on your kitchen countertops and stovetops.
Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.
Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.