If you plan to renovate your kitchen, whether your current design is a little outdated or in need of a new look and feel, understanding how the flow will be set up in your kitchen is vital. That is where the contractors come in. They can provide invaluable insight into how to maximize space by creating different layouts for rooms that might otherwise have been wasted space. Here are some aspects to consider when planning and other key elements that will help to determine a successful flow in your kitchen:
1. Make Sure Contractors Have Enough Room
Properly planning where contractors will put their equipment is one of the most critical aspects of designing a practical layout in any project. That is especially true in kitchens where an efficient design will keep things running smoothly while also maximizing usable workspace. In short, make sure your contractor has enough room to work – especially as you go along.
2. Plan Counter Space For Prep Areas And Food Prep
When planning with a contractor, keep in mind that most of the equipment that contractors need are things that help to prepare food – like sinks and counters. Counter space is invaluable in planning a kitchen layout since it can help you prepare (and store) food while also allowing you to use your oven and stove at full capacity using less area. Consider the layout of your kitchen related to prep areas – whether it is a separate space on the same wall or a different one.
3. Consider Installing Built-In Cabinets
A built-in cabinetry system can help you keep things organized and clutter-free while adding more usable food prep and storage space. You can work with your contractor to customize the appliances to be within the cabinets. That way, your kitchen can have a seamless flow while giving it that modern and clean appeal.
4. Isolate Cooking And Cleaning Zones
Clouding the flow of a kitchen is an unwieldy amount of space between your cooking equipment – like stoves and ovens – and your cleaning zones. In particular, when it comes to kitchen remodeling in Perth Amboy, NJ, you should consider installing movable barriers or utilizing built-in cabinetry systems that let you utilize one side for food prep while using the other side for cleanup. You can even consider isolating these areas by adding a wall or asking your contractor to add a sink or cabinets away from the prep/cooking area.
5. Plan Out Your Refrigerator Placement
The size, location, and shape of refrigerators all impact how well they fit into your kitchen layout design. Consider where your refrigerator will be placed to ensure it works with the rest of your cabinet designs and flooring plans. You will want to maximize usable space while also keeping equipment accessible or have it relocated closer to the pantry to keep all food storage in one area.
Relationship Building with A Contractor
When you plan out your kitchen with a contractor, you essentially hand over your dreams to them. One way to make sure these decisions fall into place is by choosing and building a relationship with your contractor. The more you know about what you want in your kitchen, the easier it will be to coordinate each detail with precision with an expert.
At Five Star Remodeling, we are a full-service kitchen design and remodeling company ready to work with you. We can provide you with your remodeling needs, including interior and exterior cabinet design, countertops, sink selection, backsplash tile selection, and wood selection. For more information, you can contact us when planning the flow of your kitchen.