Kitchens should not be stressful. However, many people find their kitchens more stressful than they should be because they aren’t designed for streamlined and efficient use. Thankfully, you can remodel your kitchen to make it easier and more enjoyable to use.
Here are some ideas that will help you achieve a kitchen you’ll enjoy using, courtesy of your expert kitchen remodeling company, Renovation Xperts LLC.
Designate an Area for Your Consumables
Your kitchen is where you store and prepare your food. A part of your kitchen should be dedicated to storing food items like bread, canned goods microwaveable food items, and other pantry items.
Use ceiling to floor cabinets for this purpose, along with your refrigerator.
Storage for Your Non-Food Essentials
Interior renovation companies advise dedicating the area next to your consumables for food serving and storage items. These items include your plates, bowls, china, silverware and food storage containers.
Where to Prepare
Next, you’ll want to have a dedicated food preparation area. While many homeowners prefer a kitchen island for this task, this area is best located between your non-food storage and cooking areas.
You’ll want a preparation area with a counter top wide enough for a variety of food items you might prepare. Make sure it has enough space to hold food preparation tools such as cutlery, measuring spoons and cups, among other things.
Set up your cooking area right next to your food preparation area. That way, you avoid spills and make it easy to move from preparing ingredients to actually cooking them. Make sure to choose the cooking equipment you are mostly likely to use: a stove, microwave and oven will do the trick. Include drawers for your pots and pans, cooking spices and other cooking needs.
Lastly, you’ll need a place where you can put a trash bin, a sink, and a dishwasher. Placing these next to your cooking area ensures easy food waste disposal, and easy washing.
What About a Kitchen Island?
The first five areas practically cover what you need to have an efficient kitchen. If you have space for it, a single-level multi-purpose kitchen island will add more function, as it can be used as an impromptu dining table for quick meals, and as an extra food preparation area for those big family gatherings.
Make sure to leave enough space between these areas, and choose flooring types that aren’t slippery, even when wet. Doing these will allow you to move as quickly as possible without slipping or bumping into appliances.
If you’re looking for an experienced kitchen remodeler to transform your kitchen, we at Renovation Xperts, LLC can help you. We also offer roof repair services. Call us at (202) 932-9267, or fill out our online form for a free no-obligation quote.