12 Kitchen Remodeling Tips
Updated: Jun 10
Kitchen design and remodeling tips that can save Dallas Fort Worth residents considerable time and money.
Allow for Spacious Walkways
The walkways in a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Additionally, carefully consider the walkway within the cooking zone as it should be at least 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook design. When planning, adjust kitchen islands and peninsulas accordingly.
For kid-friendly kitchens, carefully consider the placemat of the cooktop as it should be out of high traffic areas to prevent kids from catching handles and spills when running through. Also, the refrigerator should be situated in a spot within reach of the chef and as well as those passing by.
Purposely Plan the Placement of Your Objects
A kitchen should be both aesthetically pleasing as well as carefully organized. Start by mapping out your kitchen. Consider how and where you use certain kitchen objects. For instance, keep breakfast items and utensils near the breakfast table. Place Tupperware close to a work area so that you can wrap leftovers easily. Place dishes and silverware near the dishwasher to ease the unloading process.
Adjust the Position of the Microwave
Though the height and position of a microwave over can best determined by the chef and the degree of kid-friendliness desired in the kitchen, an average of 15 inches above the countertop level is considered appropriate for adults while below the countertop would be a more accessible and safer option for children.
Define the Island's Purpose
While designing the kitchen island, its function should be considered first. If you want to cook and eat on kitchen islands, allow ample space to separate the cooktop from the dining area.
Allocate Landing Space
Within the kitchen design, leave 15 inches of countertop space on each side of the cooktop and refrigerator. Also, allow landing space around the microwave.
Increase the capacity of the kitchen by arranging a second microwave oven and a mini-refrigerator placed at the side of the kitchen's work center can keep family and guests out of the chef's way.
Consider a Pot Filler
If you are fed up with carrying water filled pots from the sink to the cooktop, consider installing a swing out tap, also known as a pot filler, near the cooktop.
Have multiple outlets
Install multiple outlets along the backsplash and on the island so you have electricity wherever you need it.
Break Up the Cabinetry
Avoid, heavy blocks of doors and drawers by adding interesting details such as glass doors, windows, wine storage, a refreshment refrigerator or display shelving.
Use Light Colors
Dark color schemes shrink an already small space and make it less inviting. Use soft shades on kitchen cabinets and natural light to visually expand a small room or make a large room have an even larger appearance.
Find a Focal Point
Splashy tile, fancy floors, sizable range hoods, bright kitchen cabinets, and busy countertop patterns give the eye too much to look at and can be overwhelming. Consider having one focal point in your kitchen design and complement that area with a few other quieter, eye-pleasing details.
Hiring a Remodeling Contractor
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