Remodeling tips for your home's kitchen layout.

Remodeling Tips for Your Kitchen Layout

A functional kitchen is one that meets your needs and helps streamline your daily routiness. With some foresight and thoughtful design, your kitchen layout can bring function and ease to your daily life. While the aesthetics should be pleasing, the most gorgeous kitchen will not be pleasant if it does not meet your needs.  

Which vital elements need to be included in a kitchen remodel to ensure the best workflow and a functional layout for your needs? Let us dive in and find out! 

Create a Functional Kitchen Layout and Enjoy the Heart of Your Home 

Functional Layout 

Design your kitchen so you can move from one task to another with ease. Modern kitchens have workstations—each with a different purpose. In many households, the kitchen is often not just about cooking, so ensure there is adequate space for someone to make dinner while others are doing homework or socializing in another part of the kitchen

Extra Storage

Maximizing your storage space in your renovated kitchen layout is vital to efficiency in your daily routine. Drawers often offer more practical storage space than large cabinets with no dividers. If you prefer the look of cabinets, the shelves can be installed to slide out like drawers, which gives you access to all of the contents with ease! Full extension hardware allows you to open a drawer all the way so you do not lose things in the back. 

Pantry Space

Categorizing the storage in your kitchen includes space for canned goods and other non-refrigerated food allowing for easy access while cooking (or snacking!). A good-sized pantry is essential for every kitchen, and the more organization you have, the better. 

A pantry can be built-in, butler’s style, freestanding, or walk-in. Regardless of its style, it should optimize your kitchen layout by consolidating everything into one location. A walk-in pantry can be useful particularly when it is organized with walls of shelving where you can categorize food and tuck your less frequently used appliances out of sight where they will not take up valuable counter space. 

Plenty of Countertops

Counters play a major role in meal prep, baking, and plating meals—so the more counter space your kitchen has, the better. Popular countertop materials include quartz, granite, marble, laminate, and wood. When you need all hands on deck to entertain or host a holiday gathering, each person needs space to work—and counters are ideal. If you need additional space, add a luxurious island in the middle of your kitchen.   

Luxurious Island 

Include plenty of seating, ample counter space for meal prep, and extra storage so you have what you need at your fingertips. Add a sink that faces the living room on your island (rather than under a window) so you can interact with others as you do the dishes.You can use a different countertop or paint the base cabinets another color to accentuate the island.

Smart Appliances

Upgrading your appliances when you renovate your kitchen is a great way to simplify your life. After all, a refrigerator that takes inventory and interacts with your shopping list to add milk when you need it is a time-saver you are sure to enjoy. 

Smart appliances can automate parts of the cooking process, keep you updated on the progress of your food, or make sure you are following a recipe correctly. Whether you spend a lot of time in the kitchen or just toast bagels and brew coffee, smart appliances can make your life easier. They come in all shapes and sizes—from air fryers and quaint hydroponic herb gardens (that grow right in the kitchen) to smart ovens and refrigerators, these additions can enhance your lifestyle. 

Ample Lighting 

Since island seating may double as a homework station and a place to entertain, ample lighting is of utmost importance throughout your kitchen. For a balanced room, opt for several lighting types with different degrees of brightness. 

  • Ambient lighting – Also known as general lighting, this option offers the most light in the room. It gives uniform illumination throughout your kitchen. Natural light from windows contributes to ambient lighting and can be super refreshing in a kitchen space. Who does not feel happy when sunshine teems through into their kitchen? Track lighting, recessed lighting, and chandeliers all offer ambient light that works well in a kitchen space. 
  • Task lighting – While your kitchen is already lit due to ambient light, task lighting gives even more light to the places where you need to do specific things. It helps you see smaller objects easier and provides more light for tasks that require accuracy, lowering eye strain. Pendant lighting over an island or table and under-cabinet lighting are perfect examples of task lighting that will boost your kitchen’s function and simplify daily life. 
  • Accent lighting – This lighting type is used to illuminate specific points of interest such as artwork or architectural features. It is decorative and complements your décor to add visual interest. Sconces, picture lights, and track lighting are popular types of accent lighting. 

Pull-out Waste Container Cabinet Organizer

This practical addition to your kitchen makes it easy to hide unsightly trash and recycling and saves valuable floor space. 

Deep Sink 

A deep undermount sink is a hardworking element of your kitchen. Its sleek lines will enhance your design and make it easier to do the dishes, especially pots and pans that need space to soak, contain splashing water or even thaw food for a meal. 

Make the Heart of Your Home the Place of Your Dreams with a Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation

You deserve to live in a space you love with all the amenities you need at your fingertips. If your kitchen is not meeting your needs, maybe it is time for a remodel. Write down your wish list and what you want in your new kitchen, then contact our experienced team to help craft a design you will love for years to come. 

At Beissel Renovation, we offer contemporary upgrades that add style and function to your space. From stylish backsplashes to custom kitchen islands, we design a kitchen that fits your lifestyle and delights you. Our design-build process ensures your project stays on task and schedule and on budget. Discover how our kitchen remodeling services can bring your dreams to life, contact us today for a free consultation!