Planning a kitchen remodel can be exciting and daunting at the same time. In one massive undertaking, you break away from the comfortable and give yourself an empty canvas upon which a masterpiece waits to be created. Designing a new culinary hub is more than picking a few colors and choosing new flooring. It is about functionality amidst all the beauty.
Ensure the success of your project when you step back and make a plan of action for your new space. Here are a few to get you started:
Think about everything you expect from your new area. A kitchen is much more than a showpiece. It is usually the hub and heart of a family. Therefore, while you want a particular “look,” keep in mind the various functions that occur in this room. Besides cooking, there may be entertaining and after-school snacking; even homework at the breakfast counter. Whatever happens in this space, flow and functionality should be at the forefront of your mind.
Plan for plenty of storage. You can never have enough storage. Consider how you can use every nook and cranny to house your dishes and small appliances. You might plan on having your above-counter custom kitchen cabinets reach the ceiling instead of stopping part of the way and leaving a gap.
Ensure you have plenty of lighting. Having abundant lighting is a crucial factor in your space. Overhead lighting can be insufficient for the tasks you do on the counter. Plan to install under-cabinet task lights that shine directly on your countertops.
Include wide walkways. No one wants to trip over others while grabbing items out of the fridge. Ideally, aim for 36 inches for pathways throughout the room. For those areas around cooking space, the width should be about 42 inches to 48 inches wide, depending on how many cooks regularly use the room.
Find what you are looking for when you stop by our Doylestown showroom. Our team will walk you through our process of establishing your vision in detail, how we produce your custom kitchen cabinets, and then install them. Our traditional methods mean you have the heart and soul of a master craftsman in your new kitchen. Check us out!
Contact us today to plan your custom-built cabinets for your kitchen, bathroom, library, or other rooms. Call us at 215-489-0851 or contact us online to start your design project.