For a successful kitchen remodel, focus on planning. Draw a plan with the available space in mind before anything else if you want to renovate your kitchen. Furthermore, an interior designer or kitchen designer would be a good ally in the planning phase of this project. Here are 5 musts for optimal results.
1.Respect the kitchen work triangle
Good planning of the kitchen work triangle will prevent useless and cumbersome movements when you cook. The various activities must be regrouped in three zones: storage (for food), cleaning (sink and dishwasher) and food preparation (stove and preparation space).
2. Go for quality storage
Choose quality over quantity. Too many modules will make your kitchen look overcrowded and cluttered. A good kitchen designer will be able to use each nook and cranny and ensure maximal storage. Sometimes, compact storage units with adapted hardware could offer as much storage space as large modules while being more functional.
3. Allow for enough work surfaces
Adding a kitchen island can help with food preparation, if you have enough space. However, you must have at least 36 inches between the island and other surfaces to have enough room to move around. Avoid cluttering up countertops with too many appliances or decorative objects. As it could make your kitchen look cluttered.
4. Think about lighting balance
Here are the main lighting types that must be integrated to the kitchen. Overall lighting: use well distributed recessed lights for overall lighting. Accent lighting: Under-cabinet built-in lighting is best to light work surfaces. Use LED lights that do not radiate. Suspended accent lighting: hanging or pendant lights are very useful over a kitchen island, peninsula or sink.
5. Choose the proper surface finishes.
You can choose from many finishes and create your dream kitchen. Selection should be made based on your budget. Go for low maintenance materials in a conservative colour as they will stand the test of time. They will age well with your kitchen and you don’t risk getting bored.