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Blunders: The most Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

Filed in Kitchen Design by on April 27, 2017 • views: 515

Organization and layout are of the utmost importance to how you will cook, clean, socialize, and eat in your kitchen. The functional aspects of a kitchen’s design are just as important as the aesthetic considerations. People can sometimes overlook key aspects of design when going through the process of a kitchen remodel. Here are the most common

Designing the Kitchen Triangle

 The area containing the sink, stove, and refrigerator is known as the kitchen triangle, and it is the most active and used area of the kitchen and first you must think of in the designing phase of a remodeling project. The sink sees more use than the other two, and should be equidistant from both refrigerator and the stove as well as the main countertop. It may seem dumb to say that the sink should be near the plumbing, but you would be surprised at how many kitchen designs place the plumbing in inconvenient, impractical places. If your home is not fairly new, you can be sure that you will need to enlist the help of a plumber as part of the kitchen remodel. It is up to you to weigh the benefits of hiring a plumber in addition to a general contractor with the skill set.

 

Wasted Storage Space

 When people think of the finished kitchen, they fail to envision where their appliances will be either stored or placed in the remodeled environment. It may be a bit more expensive, but you should consider having built-in areas for food processors, stand mixers, and roll-out garbage bins. If this is cost prohibitive, make sure to make enough space in the final design to allow easy, uncluttered placement. Place lighting or potted plants along the molding for an easy sprucing up. Always install cabinets over the refrigerator; not utilizing this area is a waste of storage space for large or seasonal kitchen items.

 

Inadequate Counter Space

 Almost anyone who has gone through the process of a kitchen remodeling will say that the one thing that they wish they had more of is counter space. Consider every activity in a kitchen that require a countertop, as well as appliances that are permanently located there, you want to fit as much open horizontal surface area in a kitchen as possible. A neat idea is to add an additional bar area for breakfast materials to compliment to an L-shaped countertop. 

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Hello! I’m Melissa the Content Editor at CabinetMania.com's Blog, kitchen design related website! When I’m not pouring my heart and soul into my writing, you’ll find me down the street scouring the shops for all the latest home ware buys. They say your home is where your heart is, and that certainly rings true for me. It just wouldn’t be the same without my beloved cats, and of course, my passion for kitchen design.

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