Kitchen designs are made for a more significant purpose than just aesthetics and comfort. They are specially made for you to prepare food without having a hard time. The layout and design of your kitchen impact the functionality and how well you are able to move around within the space.
Before looking into kitchen designs, you will need a little guidance to best suit your requirements. In this post, kitchen remodeling contractor, JLR Home Renovation, discusses some characteristics of an efficient kitchen design as well as considerations you need to make when revamping or designing your kitchen.
- Ample Space
Ample space for movement is very important in cooking and food preparation. When planning the perfect kitchen design layout, it is important to take into account the available space with a view to using it optimally. Always make sure that the kitchen equipment and appliances you buy can be accommodated in the kitchen design that you choose.
- Strategic Placement of Workplaces
Kitchen designs must have well-thought placement of workplaces. As much as possible, your area for mixing your sauces and chopping your spices, meats and vegetables should be near your stoves or where you heat and cook them up. This will save you a great deal of time and energy from trying to run across your kitchen to do some tasks.
Storage of utensils and the things that we use for cooking is an essential part of kitchen designs. Choose a design that has well-organized kitchen cabinets and drawers. Great kitchen design now incorporates in-drawer and in-cupboard organizational systems. These organizational systems manage everything from groceries and pantry goods to cutlery, plates and cookware.
Like vinyl siding, tiles or laminate flooring are the most popular flooring choices for kitchens because tiles are durable and easy to clean, plus its surface underfoot is hard, which should be considered if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Laminate flooring, on the other hand, can bring warmth to your kitchen. They are less durable than tiles as they have a softer surface and should always be adequately sealed to prevent any liquid spills from warping the wood.
- Easy to Clean Areas
The kitchen may be the messiest part of the house. Grease, water and crumbs easily accumulate. Choose kitchen designs that have no deep and hard-to-reach corners. These areas are usually found under hanging cabinets or small shelves used for storing.
Your kitchen designer will focus on the allocation of adequate worktop working space and set-down areas, particularly near ovens and microwaves. Sufficient preparation space is vital in a highly functional kitchen. To meet this need, some sink manufacturers are including optional extras such as chopping boards to help homeowners maximize the space available.
- Energy Efficiency
Kitchen design plays an important role in maximizing the utilization of energy. It is, therefore, crucial to do your research and opt for a commercial kitchen design that not only utilizes energy to its maximum potential but also ensures moderate consumption. Avoid using light in areas that do not require it and consider using natural light to illuminate your kitchen.
- Good Ventilation
Every restaurant kitchen layout is incomplete without adequate ventilation. Proper ventilation is important to curb the inconvenience faced by customers due to different kitchen emissions, such as smoke, fumes, and steam. Opt for replacement windows that offer well ventilation to make sure that the air is clean and fume-free in the dining area and inside your home.
Turn your kitchen into the space of your dream! JLR Home Renovation has been in business for over 20 years. Our dedicated team can give you the kitchen you’ve always wanted, so you can begin to enjoy your space again. To schedule a home evaluation, fill out our convenient form or you can call JLR Home Renovation today at (717) 452-4962. We serve clients in Elizabethtown, Palmyra and Mount Joy, PA.