Beginning the Kitchen Design Planning Process
Good kitchen design planning starts with an evaluation of the role that your kitchen plays in your life. For many families, a kitchen is considered the most important room in the house – reflect on how each person in the family uses the kitchen each day. Who typically prepares meals? How are they prepared? What equipment or appliances are frequently used? What are your goals for the space, and how extensive of a remodel do you want? The answers to these questions can help us to determine how your kitchen should look and function for a personalized experience tailored to you.
A well-designed kitchen will accommodate your cooking needs, offer the right type and amount of storage, and maybe even provide an area for dining or socializing. Your kitchen’s décor should also complement the rest of the home.
Factors to consider:
- Size of the kitchen and existing appliances
- Cabinetry and storage options
- Work surfaces and flooring
- Connection of kitchen to other rooms
- Homeowner’s lifestyle
- Orientation of light
- Condition of the home