The size and existing floor plan of your kitchen do not necessarily dictate what it can become. In the hands of a creative kitchen designer, all sorts of possibilities can be considered, from purely cosmetic kitchen renovations to a complete overhaul that includes new cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances.
Whether you choose to remove walls or build an addition depends on your end goals. Even relatively minor renovations can make a big difference in the way a kitchen functions.
Creative kitchen designers will focus on maximizing the potential of your space, taking into account your individual style preferences, your family’s personal needs and habits, your home’s characteristics, and your budget.
Kitchens in early American homes were simple rooms with a sink on one wall and a cook stove on another. They were not very efficient, there was little storage, and workspace was often a weathered wood table set in the middle of the room. Refrigeration, if it existed at all, was minimal. As homes became more modern, the pantry became a feature in most homes, and cabinets were added to the kitchen for additional efficiency in the space. Ice boxes, and then refrigerator/freezers became standard features.
Today, the best kitchens are models of efficient space planning as well as beauty, with sparkling work-saving appliances, dedicated space for storage, food preparation and clean up activities. Commonly, there is also room for a table and chairs, or at least a handy snack counter.
Despite all the modern conveniences on the market, not all kitchens work well. In older homes, the kitchen may be a constant source of frustration for the owners.
Common problems include:
At The Kitchen Master, we’ve helped hundreds of clients create custom kitchens to make their homes more attractive, functional and inviting. Consider some of the following ideas as you plan your renovation to create the kitchen you’ve always imagined. 1. Practical and stylish cabinetry can enhance any kitchen. Kitchens with… Read moreView latest blog posts