Choosing the suitable kitchen layout is the first step in achieving a comfortable and successful kitchen design. It’s not hard to do that; you just need to be patient and use the help of these tips. The first thing that you need to do is to take the measurements accurately to get a good idea about which layout will fit your kitchen space whether small or large and shape whether narrow, tall, short, or wide.
Now, it’s time to make a list of all the things that you need to include in your kitchen starting from the furniture pieces to the small appliances. Next, you will need to set your budget; I know that choosing the perfect layout won’t cost you anything, but may be the layout that you choose requires some additional adds-on, so it’ better to be ready for any extra expenses or at least you will have a good idea of what you will be able to replace or give up, planning is always the best, right?
When you choose your kitchen layout, make sure to go for the one that serves your needs, for example, if you love cooking like chefs, then look for a layout that offers several countertop spaces like the U shaped layout. Having enough space to move freely in the kitchen is something we all seek for, so remember to pay attention to this point as well. That isn’t all, you need to choose a layout that gives you free space to enter and exit your kitchen without any traffic problems, so make sure to provide enough free space next to the kitchen door and the backyard door if you have one.
Choose the layout that helps you to get the best use of the work triangle and reach it easily (the sink, refrigerator and the stove), these are the things that you use the most and there is no doubt that you will need to reach them easily without wondering in your kitchen to finish your tasks.
If you are remodeling your kitchen, then make sure to choose the layout that fits the size of your kitchen appliances and your kitchen sink and in the same time provides you with enough free space to move. On the other hand, if you are planning on buying new appliances or if you are designing a new kitchen, it would be better to buy appliances that fit your kitchen space; this will give you more freedom to choose the best layout without any clutter.
Avoid placing any of the small kitchen appliances on the countertop and go for other solutions like saving a place for them in the kitchen cabinets. It’s important to consider this step when you choose the layout, because may be you will need additional storage places and this may cause some changes in the plan. If you don’t like the cabinet idea, then you can replace it with the wall shelves, you can even use it to place your microwave or small oven, just make sure to install them in suitable height that fits you and your family.
Having enough working places or countertops in your kitchen is so recommended to finish your kitchen tasks easily, so if you have large or adequate kitchen space, choose the layout that offers this feature. If you have a small kitchen in which you can’t have enough number of counter spaces, then you using the smart alternative ideas like raised counter sounds more than good in this case.
You will also need enough storage places to store your kitchen items to eliminate any clutter atmosphere in your kitchen especially on your countertop. Choosing a kitchen layout that offers enough storage places will help you to achieve that with no doubt. I know that small kitchen won’t allow you to have the enough storage places that you need, in this case you will need to look for kitchen cabinets that have smart ideas like pull out shelves, using the empty vertical space like installing wall shelves, sounds like a good idea as well. Just make sure to choose a layout that fits these ideas to get the final kitchen design that you seek for.
We can’t deny the importance of having a natural lighting source in our kitchens and that means you will need to design a big window to enjoy the morning sun rays reflection in your kitchen. The size of your kitchen window may control the choice of the kitchen layout especially if you designed a large window.
Using one of the advanced visualizing software will help you a lot to choose the most fitting layout to your kitchen, that isn’t all, this software will help you to avoid any mistakes that may appear during installation, you can imagine how much money and time this will save you, right?
Last but not least, be patient, take your time and think carefully of all the available options that you have to make the right choice. Eventually you use the kitchen a lot in your daily life that is why it should be designed in a way that provides enough comfort.