5 Mistakes to Avoid
When Designing Your Dream Kitchen
Use These Techniques to Optimize Your Cabinetry Design, Even if You Don't Know Where to Start!
First off, thank you for reading our article! The intent of this article is to arm you with new tips and tricks to create a beautiful and functional space.
Having a beautiful, functional Kitchen is one of the greatest feelings you can experience as a homeowner. There is simply nothing else like it. That’s because when you create your dream space you get to enjoy the heart of your home with friends and family, while at the same time increasing your re-sale value and maybe even making your neighbors a little jealous!
However, there are many obstacles you will have to overcome before you can get there. Not only do you have to make the design visually appealing – but you also must make sure the space is functional, which can be the most difficult challenge of all. All of this can leave you falling short of the mark and stop you from ever achieving the Kitchen of your dreams.
Fortunately, though, it doesn’t have to be as challenging as you think. Far from it, in fact. By implementing the right tried-and-tested techniques, you can achieve your desired outcome without experiencing any of the common frustrations.
So, let’s get to it!
#1 Ditch the Triangle!
Chances are you have heard of the “Kitchen Triangle” before but if not let me explain. For years people touted the Kitchen Triangle i.e., a workspace triangle connecting your fridge, sink and stove.
Although good in theory, it is also a thing of the past. Like everything else in life, Kitchen spaces have evolved over the years. The Kitchen Triangle works great for a single person working away in a small in-closed kitchen. They gain easy
access to everything they need, and it is all within a few steps. Great right!? Well, not so much anymore. The Kitchen has become the heart of the home. It’s the busiest room in the house, a gathering place for families and partygoers alike. In most cases there is no longer just one person in the kitchen: there are parents, children, friends and even pets! In the past it may have been convenient to have a sink directly behind the stove, but it is now inconvenient because someone is trying to work at the stove while someone else is working at the sink.
We tend to try to work a kitchen out to “workspace” areas now. For example, you may need a prep area, a cooking area, and a cleaning area. Maybe you love to bake? How about an area dedicated to rolling out dough and storing your Mixmaster.
Take into consideration how many people will be working in the kitchen and what they like to do in the kitchen. Is there an area for onlookers to hang out etc.