If you’re just starting to think about a kitchen remodel and want to make sure your new kitchen is everything you want, start with the right layout. Although your biggest complaint about your current kitchen may be the style or the lack of storage, if you don’t start with a good layout, nothing else will matter. Working with a good kitchen remodeling company can help you avoid some layout mistakes and come up with a kitchen you love.
The Work Triangle
It’s often referred to as the work triangle because in order to make just about anything in your kitchen you’ll be moving between these three spaces:
Look at your current kitchen, are these three items in logical places? If not, start with moving one or more of them so you can better work. If your kitchen remodeling company has a designer on staff, they’ll help you with the best layout for your space. Just keep in mind the more you move, the greater the expense of a plumber and electrician.
Is your kitchen between two living areas? How are people going to pass through the space? Look at how the open areas allow for movement. Also think about how the new layout will work if more than one person is trying to cook at one time. Being able to move through and in a kitchen is essential.
Although may families will site lack of storage as their biggest complaint, another common problem is workspace. Work with your kitchen remodeling company on having continuous work space. Even if you end up with the same amount of counterspace, having a continuous work area is more efficient than several small ones. Don’t forget to think about what you’re going to do with that hot pan when you remove it from the oven. Will you also be able to serve without struggles?
Also think about cleaning up. What happens when you open the dishwasher? Is there enough space for someone to walk through? Can someone be putting away leftovers at the same time as someone loads the dishwasher?
A new kitchen should reflect the style you’re looking for, but more importantly it needs to work for you and your family. If you keep in mind these three W’s, you should be happy with the results. Jamco Unlimited has the experience and knowledge to help you every step of the way. If you need a kitchen remodeling company for your new kitchen, call us today at (727) 412-8524.