The kitchen is where meals are prepared, coffee is made, parties are hosted, and families gather – it needs to be a welcoming place. But, it also needs to be a highly-functional space. Therefore, when you set out on your kitchen remodel, consider implementing the following strategies for a well-designed kitchen that can support life’s many activities.
Artisan Kitchens & Renovations Inc in Calgary offer beautiful and functional kitchen renovations. Here they share four strategies for a well-designed kitchen.
1. Make the layout functional
Above all, you need a layout that works for you. You should be able to prepare food, cook, make coffee, and perform other kitchen tasks easily and efficiently. Part of this requires designing for the working triangle (also known as the golden triangle). It should be easy to get between the fridge, sink, and stove. Furthermore, implement a layout that works with the shape of your kitchen. This allows you to get the most counter space and cabinet storage out of your unique space.
2. Consider the flow of foot traffic
As mentioned, if there is one essential element of kitchen design, it is the working triangle. The ease with which you move from fridge to sink and from sink to stove can make or break your kitchen. Foot traffic should flow through your kitchen. You should not feel restricted or blocked, by an open fridge door, for example, while trying to get around. This also means walkways should be wide enough for you and guests to quickly move through the space. Furthermore, it’s helpful to separate workstations from socializing areas. That way, supervisors won’t get in the way of the chef! A kitchen island is an excellent way of achieving this.
3. Customise your island
Is your island another food preparation station, a study area, or a place for socializing? Will you be eating on the island? Or is it the ideal spot for the kitchen sink? Answering these questions will help determine the function of your kitchen island. The function then guides design elements such as the amount of counter space, storage, and lighting. Learn more about correctly sizing your kitchen island.
4. Prioritise counter space
Insufficient counter space can turn meal prep into a nightmare. If a lot of cooking goes on in your kitchen, opt for extra counter space if possible. However, if microwave dinners or take-out are more your things, less counter space might be acceptable. That being said, your kitchen should also be able to grow with you through different stages of life. So, it’s a good idea to always include more counter space than you think you need.
Kitchen Renovations in Calgary
Artisan Kitchens & Renovations Inc specialize in high-quality, beautiful, and functional residential renovations. They offer kitchen, bathroom, and total home remodelling services in Calgary. Their accomplished design team will help you create the home of your dreams! Artisan Kitchens & Renovations guarantees customer satisfaction and provides a 5-year warranty on all cabinets.
Contact Artisan Kitchens & Renovations today or visit their Calgary showroom!