When it comes to your kitchen, functionality is essential. It is a space that serves as a hub not only for preparing and sharing meals — but also for entertaining relatives, friends, and other guests. If you are planning to undertake a kitchen remodelling project to improve the workflow of this area, here are eight things you need to keep in mind.
Come up with a floor plan that boosts functionality. Every successful remodelling project starts with assessing the old floor plan and creating an improved one based on it. This will serve as a blueprint that you can follow to make every element in your kitchen — from cabinetry to appliances — contributory to the enhanced workflow of this area.
Segmentize your kitchen according to work zones. Whether you’re building a new kitchen or doing a kitchen remodelling, understand that this space will work best if there’s a cleverly designated work zones. Depending on the frequency of your kitchen activities, the way you place your preparation, cooking, and cleaning areas should be reflective of your lifestyle.
Drive traffic away from your work area. The pathways toward and the immediate spaces around your work area should be free from possible obstacles and bottlenecks. Especially if you’re a dedicated home cook or a baker, you should make it a point that your move freely across your “workspace.”
Create a snack corner outside your work area. One way of driving traffic away from your work area is by creating a snack of fruit corner outside the main part of your kitchen. By making this particular portion accessible to your household members and guests, you are eliminating significant workflow inefficiency in your kitchen.
Cleverly select a space for your trash. Another way of creating an obstacle in your work zone is by stashing your trash — instead of placing your bin under the sink, why not opt for pull out bins instead? This will help free up some floor space while helping your optimize your cabinetry.
Make the most of your cabinetry. Speaking of your cabinetry, an effective kitchen remodelling also includes rethinking your cabinetry organization. Do your old cabinets make your kitchen look cramped? Are you sure all these storage areas are being maximized? Are you storing frequently used appliances in the right areas? All these details matter if you want to improve your kitchen’s functionality.
Invest in multifunctional appliances and furniture. If your goal is to free up some space in your kitchen, you should consider switching to multipurpose kitchen appliances. You should look into furniture that doubles as storage solutions. By downsizing your set of kitchen gear and accessories, you’re creating a fresher and more convenient environment in this bustling part of your home.
Get help from a kitchen design professional. To make your remodelling project worth it and prevent committing costly mistakes, you should get professional help from the get-go. An expert in kitchen design can help you come up with a layout that will fit your household lifestyle without sacrificing your aesthetic preferences.
If you are looking to do some kitchen remodelling, our team at Panorama Remodeling can turn your vision into reality. Talk to our team today and let’s start working!