The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in our entire home. For many, this is not only a place where we prepare dinner for our families, but also where we gather for meals, help the kids with their homework, work on home projects, or just sit down to talk over a cup of coffee. When thinking about a kitchen remodeling project you want the finished result to not only look beautiful, but also to be a fully functional and ergonomic space. Here are some things you might want to consider for your next kitchen makeover.
How often do you complain about not being able to find something while bending over to peek inside a dark cabinet? For storage spaces on the floor-level consider choosing a design with drawers rather than cupboards.
When deciding where to store your kitchen accessories, place your most frequently used items in the top drawers beneath the kitchen countertop and / or on the bottom shelf above your counters. Items that are rarely used should be stored in either the highest or lowest areas.
When planning your kitchen design, make sure to include free countertop space near the stove. Cooking is more enjoyable when you’re not running back and forth from the countertop to the stove. If you can place countertop space on both sides of the stove, that’s even better.
You should also consider the amount of kitchen countertop space next to the sink. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to stop washing dishes to make room for more dirty dishes. Leave yourself plenty of room to make this task as pleasant as possible.
With the kitchen being one of the most used rooms in your home, odds are you are spending a good deal of time in there. You want the kitchen to be a cheerful environment so plan out your lighting. You want each work area to have sufficient lighting instead of reminding you of a dark dungeon.
Where your appliances are placed in the kitchen can have a huge impact on your kitchen workflow. Make your life easy for years to come by carefully planning out where everything goes. If you’re right handed, place the dishwasher to the right of the sink. You’re probably going to do a lot of cooking over time so don’t stick the refrigerator across the room from the stovetop. Place your appliances where they are easy to reach when you need them most.
If you’re looking for a durable and attractive countertop upgrade for your next kitchen makeover, check out our kitchen & bathroom countertop refinishing. We would love to explain the process and answer your questions – just call us at 913-385-2574.