One important aspect of kitchen design that can have a significant impact on the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the space is the layout. No matter how perfect the appliances and materials are, your kitchen won’t be as stunning and efficient as you want it to be if its layout is bad. When planning your kitchen layout, make sure you keep these dos and don’ts in mind:
DO Control Traffic
Your kitchen will most likely be a high-traffic area. Many people will be going in and out of your kitchen to get or cook food, and to eat. This is why it’s important to have proper traffic and routes in your kitchen. Make sure that the main route in your kitchen is hazard-free and will not be in the way of the cooking area. This way, there will be no interruptions to the person cooking which also lessens the risk of kitchen-related accidents.
DON’T Disregard Poor Lighting
Your kitchen needs to be flooded with light to make tasks easier. Preparing, cooking, eating and cleaning up are best done with adequate amounts of light. Without enough lighting, the risk of having kitchen-related accidents increases.
DO Create Proper Distances
When cooking, you don’t want to have the fridge too far away. This creates a lot of complications to your task which can make you walk back and forth for long distances. This is why it’s important to keep the distance between related things in mind.
DON’T Forget to Measure Appliances
As you plan your kitchen layout, make sure all your appliances should be of the right size. With too many oversized appliances, you may end up with a lot of protruding areas, making it hard to access cabinets and other appliances.
When you come to The Kitchen Store, you will sit with an experienced kitchen designer to discuss your needs and what you envision your new kitchen to be – from the layout to the cabinets and appliances, right down to the cabinet hardware. Call us now at (310) 572-7515, or fill out our contact form for a free design consultation. We serve clients in and around Culver City, CA.