As you start to design your new kitchen, you need to think about more than the type of flooring you want. You really need to think about the overall flow and feel of the space so your kitchen remodeling project results in a space you can use and love.
1. Consider Adding Double Appliances
If you are a big cook or you have a large family, you may want to double up on some of your appliances. For example, if you love to cook, you may want a stove with six burners instead of four so that you don't have to juggle what you are cooking. Or, if you host a lot of family gatherings, maybe you want a double oven so that you can have more than one thing baking at once. Or maybe you want to have a mini-refrigerator that has all of your kid's snacks inside of it in an easy-to-reach location.
Doubling up on the appliances you use the most can make your kitchen a more functional and useful place.
2. Create Storage Around the Stove
Next, the stove is a big focal point in most kitchens, as it is where you prepare most of the food. Therefore, you will want to think about how you use your range and design around that space to make it more functional for cooking.
For example, you may want to add storage space next to the range for your pots and pans. Or you may want to have the spice cabinet or drawer right next to the range. You may want to add a pot filler above the range so you can easily get the water you need. Think about how you use the space and add storage and features that make the space more functional.
3. Hide Your Trash
When you remodel your kitchen, you no longer have to put the trash can right at the end of your cabinets. Instead, you can hide your trash. You can add a drawer or two that can pull out, where you can put your trash can, as well as recycling bins. You can hide your trash and make recycling more accessible by using a lower cabinet for this purpose.
4. Think About Electricity
In a modern kitchen, there are tons of items that require the use of an electrical outlet. For example, a toaster oven, blender, coffee pot, or waffle maker are just a few of the minor appliances you might want to plug in. You may want to charge your electrical devices in your kitchen as well. Be sure to add lots of outlets to your kitchen. You can add them along with the backsplash and island. You can put them inside cabinets and drawers. You want to add enough electrical outlets so that you can easily charge or plug in what you need to in your kitchen.
As you design your new kitchen, consider doubling up on appliances you use frequently. Make the space around your stove as functional as possible. Hide your trash and recycling with pull-out drawers. Add lots of electrical outlets. These are just four ways you can build a highly available space. Contact a kitchen remodeling contractor for more ideas.