It’s Time To Plan For Your Dream Kitchen
Autumn is right around the corner, and before you know it, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s will be here! Now is the time to plan for your dream kitchen. The one you’ve always wanted… a well-designed space with all the options and conveniences your current kitchen doesn’t offer. If you could have anything you want in your kitchen, what would it be?
What’s in your dream kitchen?
Are you someone who loves to cook or bake? Then suggest a chef’s kitchen to your designer or architect. You’re looking for good storage for all of your pots, pans, dishes and baking utensils. Where things are placed will be important. You should have easy access to all of those items, plus the food and spices you’re planning to use. A good floor plan is essential, especially if there’s more than one cook in the kitchen! Take into account placement of appliances and how you’ll use the stove, refrigerator and sink.
Like to cook, but it’s not a priority? Then perhaps you would prefer a cozy eat-in style kitchen. This design could feature a breakfast or dining nook, a snack bar, or a small island space with seating for one or two people. Consider including a booth with a bench utilizing underseat storage… no wasted space in a small area!
If entertaining family and friends makes you happy, then a kitchen island in an open space design would work well for you. We all know too well how crowded it can get in a kitchen when celebrating a special occasion or the holidays. Everyone seems to gather there for food and conversation. A well designed open area with counter space (for food and appliances) will give your kitchen a spacious feel.
And what about a kitchen with an abundance of electronics? It’s not uncommon to have a television, audio equipment, and a computer set up in a kitchen area alongside appliances. It might be your space for catching up on social media, checking the weather forecast, or for the kids to do their homework. It’s designed away from the work zone, but still a part of the kitchen area.
Talk with a kitchen designer
These are just a few suggestions when talking with a kitchen designer. If you have something in mind you want to be included, designers will do their best to incorporate it in the kitchen. Come in to Builders Surplus and speak with one of our designers when you’re ready to remodel or build. And then, you’re on the way to creating your dream kitchen!