When you are planning a new kitchen layout, it is important to consider all the factors that can affect your kitchen’s usability and ergonomics, from traffic patterns to lighting and appliance placement. The most desirable kitchens make efficient use of kitchen size and kitchen layout to create a workspace that feels larger than it is while making everyday tasks easier. To avoid creating a crowded, awkward kitchen, it is essential to make wise decisions when drafting the final kitchen layout.
It is important to work with a professional to learn which kitchen layouts work and which do not. It is easy to make mistakes like putting appliances too far from each other or skimping on cabinet space.
Here are some of the most common layout issues that you should try to avoid:
Some compromises may have to be made depending on the size and shape of your kitchen, but a talented designer can help to create a workable, efficient layout that avoids most of these common layout mistakes.
When you are planning your kitchen layout, it is important to consider how you will be using the space. If you do a lot of baking, you may want dual wall ovens and plenty of counter space to allow items to cool. If you are cooking for a large family, a six-burner commercial range may become the centerpiece of the kitchen, along with plenty of storage for pots and pans. Or, if you are just cooking for two, a compact, efficient triangle workspace may make the most sense.
The style of the kitchen is a significant decision as well. Open designs are quite popular, with no walls to get in the way between the kitchen and dining room, and they are great for entertaining guests. If you want a bit more privacy while cooking, a more traditional layout may be best, allowing you to limit access to the kitchen and focus on the task at hand. A galley kitchen may be ideal for smaller spaces, and with the right layout, it can be quite ergonomic.
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At The Kitchen Master, our design team will work closely with you to create the kitchen of your dreams, and we can help you avoid many of the common kitchen layout pitfalls. Our skilled designers can make the best use of the available space, creating an efficient, ergonomic kitchen that makes using the space far more enjoyable.
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