Kitchens are more than just backsplashes and marble countertops. They are places where you live, eat, cook, and share memories. Therefore, you want to make sure that when it comes time to remodel your kitchen, you consider a few things to make the space as functional for your needs as possible.
Think About Counter Space
Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen cooking up a storm? Or do you prefer to simply use the kitchen as a place to store take-out? Everyone uses their kitchen differently. Some need a ton of counter space to make meals for their entire family while others don’t require that much counter space and would maybe prefer more cabinets for storage. Either way, what one home needs is likely to be different than others.
Think About Layout
There is the infamous triangle that everyone talks about. Simply put, it’s the three-sided connection between the stove, sink, and refrigerator. Some kitchens can reach this desired triangle shape, by incorporating an island in their kitchens. Even in compact kitchens with little space, a rolling island can deliver just the right touch to create a nice triangle.
As you are planning out the layout of your new kitchen, you also want to consider the different zones you want to create. For example, think about the traffic patterns you typically make in your kitchen, like from the fridge to the sink to the stove or from the toaster to the coffee maker to your desk. While doing this, be sure to not overlap your zones. For instance, avoid putting your fridge in an inconvenient location where the kids can’t access it easily. Typically, it should be placed on the outer edge of your kitchen and away from the stove.
Focus On Your Goal
Have you ever made a trip to the store with a list of only five specific items, to come out of the store with $200 worth of stuff? We’ve all been lured into all the gorgeous things that come in kitchens, the fancy backsplashes, and the marble countertops. But it’s best for your wallet and peace of mind to simply focus on the end goal: what do you need your kitchen to do for you?
Avoid Changing Your Mind
We can all be a little indecisive sometimes. But when it comes to remodeling your York, Pennsylvania home avoid regretting your decisions. If you start re-organizing and reordering the plan, it will cost money to buy new materials and appliances.
Put Your York, Pennsylvania Kitchen Remodeling Ideas Into Action with C.C. Dietz
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