How to Plan Your Perfect Kitchen | LD Building Services
When renovating your home, the kitchen is the room most of your budget will be spent on. Thus, you ought to perfect your layout and make sure every bit of space is used to its fullest potential.
Think About Your Needs and Go from There
There’s no point in going in blindly, as the kitchen has to cater to your needs and wishes. Therefore, before even jumping on Pinterest to look for inspiration, assess the area. Think about what you like about it and what could be improved.
Consider the things you’ve always wanted to see in your kitchen, like an island, a sizeable prep area, and a massive sink. Now is the time to incorporate those, but you have to take into account all the possible layouts. You ought to be realistic about what works and what doesn’t, as well as how you’ll use the kitchen in the future.
Opt for the Triangle or Clusters
Most interior designers will tell you that you ought to follow the rules of the golden triangle: the stove, the fridge, and the sink should be near each other for added efficiency. However, you don’t have to rely on that rule so much. In fact, you could even consider clusters.
For example, you can pair food prep with dishwashing by having the sink and prep counter next to each other, or as close as possible. Then, pair those activities with the stove, which shouldn’t be too far away (but not that close either).
Another great idea is to cluster the fridge and pantry together. That way, you can tuck away food storage in one corner, giving yourself enough room for other activities.
Improve the Lighting and Add More Storage
Lastly, never forget that the more storage you have, the less chaos there is in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to add more drawers and deep vertical cabinets to hide all the bits you need while cooking.
As far as lighting goes, use natural light as much as possible and pair it with a flexible system. Additionally, use secondary lighting for areas that may need more brightness in the evening, such as above the sink or in the food prep area.