There’s no doubt that the kitchen is the most important room in the house for modern families. It is where most daily interaction happens, where people usually hang out and is the hub for family homes especially for those with young children.
The above paragraph is why the kitchen has to be the room with the best design in the whole house. We’re not just talking about aesthetics here. We’re talking about function and how well your kitchen fits your lifestyle. For the best tips for a well-designed kitchen, just take a look below.
Pick the Best Location
Most people use their kitchen as the heart of their homes. If you’re one of these folks, you may want to choose a location that will make the kitchen the central hub connecting all other areas of your home.
To achieve this, your kitchen will have to be within easy access to your great hall and is also connected to the garage through either a laundry room or a mud room. You’ll love the convenience a layout like this brings.
Plan an Island if You’ve Got the Space
A kitchen island is heaven-sent especially if you have a large family or expecting to host a few dinner parties. It can serve as extra prep space, extra counter space, and even an in-kitchen dining table for days when you just want a quick bite. If your layout allows for a kitchen island, go for it!
Go for an Open Layout
If you’ve got limited space but would still want your kitchen to be connected to the family room and the rest of the house, an open layout plan might be just what you need. Not only will it give you more space to move, but an open layout also has a great resale appeal. You may not appreciate that now but you’ll thank yourself when you want to find another home in the future.
Don’t Forget Lots of Storage
The kitchen is the busiest room in the house and holds the most trinkets, appliances, food, and so many other things you need in your daily life. Because of this, you will always be in need of storage space in the kitchen. Make sure that you’ve got ample storage for all the pots, pans, cutlery, silverware, and plates that you need. Add some more for wine, cookbooks, appliances, and food; yes, even if you’ve got a pantry!
Have Outdoor Access
Most people don’t think this is important (especially if they have very limited space or have an unconventional home layout), but making sure that your kitchen has outdoor access means you get to grill outside easily, have lots of natural light, and can maybe convert some outdoor space into an outdoor dining area. Imagine the possibilities!
All in all, your kitchen is all yours. Don’t be afraid to try out new ideas and go for what makes sense for you. Just remember that your kitchen will be your most used room in the house so it better make your life easier and more fun. Whatever design you choose, just make sure you’ll love it!
From all of us at The Goodale Miller Team, we wish our friends and readers on Active Rain a very joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year!