Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? That could be a tough job to do. The kitchen is the area in your house where you need two things to make it work, functionality, and appearance. Therefore, when you want to change its design, you also need to consider these two elements. But, we have already shortened out for you. Here, we have tips you can use to prepare your kitchen remodeling project.

Modern Farmhouse by Golden Gate Kitchens
Modern Farmhouse by Golden Gate Kitchens

Space Usage

Plan out how you will use the space in your kitchen. The kitchen is not only a place where you cook. But, this is also the area where your family members relax while enjoying the meal. So, consider the furniture you will put here to support that activity. Make sure it is enough for the people that use it. Adding some entertainment items, like a TV, is also a good idea. It will improve your kitchen meaning significantly.

Kitchen Design Idea, Slick Finish by Millier
Kitchen Design Idea, Slick Finish by Millier

Workspace Design

You need a space where you can cook comfortably. Therefore, planning how the workspace area in your kitchen is also one thing you should do. The easiest method is using the kitchen working triangle. You use the stove, refrigerator, and sink position at each point of the triangle. Make sure you place those three in the locations without any furniture or another object obstructs the route to access them. It won’t only make your cooking time much easier. But, you also can enjoy your activity better.

London Kitchen by Chantel Elshout Design Consultancy
London Kitchen by Chantel Elshout Design Consultancy

Smart Storage

Try to put this option in your plan. Smart storage is a good concept to save more space in your kitchen. It also provides more area to move around the working triangle that we mentioned above. In short, smart storage can improve your productivity.

Smart storage is available in many different forms. The common products we can use are the hanging cabinet and the pot and drawer type storage. They don’t take too much space. Plus, you can easily store all kinds of stuff inside.

Kitchen Design Idea City Retreat by Wendy Labrum
Kitchen Design Idea City Retreat by Wendy Labrum

The Three Lightings

Maybe, in your kitchen, you already have a window for most of the lighting sources. However, you will use your kitchen the entire day. Especially at night, you need electrical lighting to cook your meal. As for this one, you need, at least, three types of lighting, which are general, task, and accent lighting.

General lighting works as the main illumination of the kitchen area. Without it, your kitchen will be completely dark. Task lighting spots a certain area in your kitchen, such as the stove or countertop. It helps you to see the ingredients you process easily. As for accent lighting, it is only for decoration. It makes your kitchen look good and adds a nice ambiance to it.

Thatched Barn by Bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture
Thatched Barn by Bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture

Conclusion

Whenever you want to change your kitchen appearance, those are the things that you have to put into your plan. Make sure you know what you want to do with each of them. Otherwise, you can always call a professional interior designer to help you out to create the best kitchen that you want.

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