Today, the kitchen is more than a place for cooking. Modern kitchens are the social epicenters for homes where the family spends time together during breakfast or lunch, and if needed, the kitchen can hold the center stage during lavish house warming parties. With so much importance given to kitchens, you must ensure that it is the most comfortable work place with the family. Since kitchen work precedes other requirements, you must have the proper kitchen layout that improves work efficiency and makes cooking more enjoyable.
Suppose you are hot happy with your kitchen. In that case, consulting a company like Roswell Kitchen Remodeling will help to embark on improving the kitchen features by assessing the bottlenecks. Besides looking aesthetically pleasing, the kitchen space utilization determines how comfortable it will be to work in the kitchen. No one wants to spend most of the time cooking and to ensure comfortable and speedy kitchen work; the layout of the kitchen plays a critical role.
When remodeling your kitchen, you must consider whether you want a complete remodel or make only some necessary changes to improve the workflow in the kitchen as well as the aesthetics while staying within your budget.
Here are some useful tips to consider when you are planning a new layout for your kitchen.
Look at a 3D view of the proposed kitchen layout
Easy to use online kitchen planners are now available to save the time and cost of discovering things through the trial and error process. Instead, you can choose from some ready options for achieving the improvement goals. By viewing 3D images, you can plan for the best space optimization, including the most inaccessible corners, which you would have never thought about otherwise. Pay attention to the most overlooked part of the kitchen and always give preference to the location of the garbage receptacle.
Maintaining a linear and unobstructed workflow by considering the available space in the kitchen is most important. At least two persons can comfortably work together without bumping into one another. Place the kitchen equipment in such a way so that there is to clear walkway across the floor. It will help you access each of these and the countertop, the sink, and ovens; opening the refrigerator door or the oven door should not impede movement.
Maintain close distance between the fridge, sink, and the stove so that it is easy to switch between these comfortably and with the least effort. To help open drawers and doors on both sides, maintain a distance of at least 120 centimeters. Finally, keep the last cabinet at some distance from the wall, not less than the door width, to ensure its smooth opening.
Optimal positioning of the kitchen island
Position the kitchen island in such a way that it does not obstruct the area in the front of the main kitchen appliances, which should be within your arm’s reach from the island.
Including a prep sink along with the countertop will maximize the space available for preparing food.