Kitchen renovations are one of the biggest undertakings that homeowners tackle when they are updating their space. While it is always an opportunity to update the style of your home, it is also an opportunity to make your kitchen more functional. Here are three things to consider to increase the functionality of your kitchen.
Open Up Walls
Open concept kitchens have been a big trend in homes for a while, and for good reason. Over the past few decades, the heart of the home has shifted away from sitting around the fireplace in the sitting room and has transitioned into the kitchen. Because of this, a bigger and more welcoming kitchen is now the norm, especially if it opens up to other areas in the home. For your kitchen renovation, consider opening up walls to make the space larger, to increase sightlines between rooms, and to embrace an open concept in your home.
Rethink Cabinetry Organization
There has been a lot of thoughtful innovation in building better kitchen cabinetry and much of it is centered on organization. If you are renovating your kitchen cabinetry, look at how you currently organize your storage and see if there are ways to enhance it.You might look into where things are placed around the kitchen as well as the type of shelving or drawers you need.
Reconsider Your Work Triangle
One of the key components to good flow in a kitchen is the working triangle, which is the shape you walk between the sink, the stove, and the refrigerator. Prior to your renovation, examine the current work triangle, and see if it still works for you. Is there a way to move something to make it a better flow? For some homeowners, this is addressed by incorporating an island and moving a sink or stove to the island.
Overall, a kitchen renovation is an opportunity to see what works well and what can be improved upon in your space. Lastly, a kitchen renovation can be a beautiful enhancement for your home. Interested in kitchen remodeling? Contact the team at Extraordinary Kitchens today, from custom cabinetry to kitchen design, we can turn your kitchen dreams into realities.