Kitchen Design Layout Thoughts
Perhaps no other room in your house will get more use from your visitors and family than your kitchen. From food prep to wine tasting, a kitchen should be the ultimate combination of functionality, personality and comfort. Educating yourself on the ins and outs of different kitchen styles can help you secure the perfect kitchen. With the help of a talented contractor, you can remodel your kitchen to impress every guest.
Building a perfect kitchen comes down to identifying three primary aspects of the space: your personality, your home’s personality, and the ideal layout. When you find a harmony between these three things, you will be able to remodel a kitchen into a space that will be the envy and joy of all your visitors.
If your home has a down to Earth country living feel, you may want to build in decorations and tiling that compliments it. On the other hand, if your home is more modern, you may instead opt for slick countertops and shiny appliances. Ultimately, a contractor can help you identify the style of your house and help you pick out a decorative style that will get you the most visual bravado.
Once again, you should never feel hesitant about going a little out there to ensure the kitchen matches your personality as well. If you are an avid juicer, maybe you could add a section dedicated to high-end juicing machines. No matter what the appliance or section you are building in, a talented contractor can help you find a design that compliments both your home’s style and your personality.
After you have a grasp on the visual style of your kitchen remodeling plan, you need to decide on the layout of your space. There are several options, and it will always depend on what you have to work with, but, generally speaking, you have three primary kitchen shapes to choose from. The three most common shapes are L-shape, G-Shape and U-shape.
An L-shape layout is very common, as it minimizes the amount of traffic you will experience in your kitchen. You achieve this L-shape by placing countertops on two adjoining walls that are perpendicular to one another. This design is perfect for corner kitchens or for those that want to include a large dining room table in the space. Having an island included somewhere in this design is common.
U-shape designs, on the other hand, have three walls of cabinets and appliances that make up the layout of the kitchen. Because this design closes the space in, it often does not have an island included. This design is perfect for small side room kitchens and is a very efficient design. Although not as open as some of the other designs, it provides a very logically layout out design that is perfect for people who cook seriously.
Lastly, a G-shape design has cabinets, islands and appliances that create a nearly closed in kitchen space, with an opening that allows people into the space. This shape can be great for those that want to have lots of barstools that make for a relaxing host/guest environment. For those that have frequent guests and parties, this provides a great design choice.
Although you should ultimately go with your heart, consulting and working with a contractor will ensure a top notch professional job and an educated decision. Contact your talented local contractor today to begin crafting your dream kitchen.