Are you considering a major kitchen remodel? If so, you have a lot of things to consider. At Mission West Kitchen & Bath we offer a wide range of high-quality equipment, materials, and products ranging from unique lighting fixtures to countertops and everything in between. Read on to learn five questions to ask yourself to plan the perfect kitchen layout then contact us at (626) 799-3503 if you need assistance.
What Do You Want to Do in Your Kitchen?
Is Your Space Sufficient?
What Is Working in Your Current Kitchen – And What Isn’t
What Appliances Are You Going to Include?
What Zones Do You Need?
First and foremost, think about how your kitchen will be used. If you have a large family then you will likely be cooking and cleaning often. If you have children then you may need an area for them to do their homework. If you often have dinner parties then you may need a large island and beverage bar. Whether you’re a baker or you order out, your kitchen layout should work for what you want to do in the kitchen.
It may be that your only option is to work with what you have but it could also be true that knocking down a wall could significantly increase your kitchen space. Do not get stuck assuming you are stuck with what you have unless your truly are.
You are not starting from scratch – you are doing a significant remodel. As a result, you already have an idea of what needs to be changed. While you may be likely to focus on the aspects of your kitchen that don’t work, such as a lack of space, be sure you are also taking into account what does work, such as natural light from a window.
It used to be that kitchens were built with a work triangle in mind, with an over, fridge, and sink all together. Today’s kitchens can be much more flexible. You may want to have two refrigerators. You may need a dishwasher, a sperate range from your oven, a built-in coffee maker – the list is endless. However, appliances take up a lot of space so it is wise to begin by placing them before figuring out the rest of your design.
Today’s kitchens are all about zones: Prep zones, cooking zones, baking zones, washing zones, etc. You can create any type of zone you need, just be sure that everything you need to complete that zone’s task are located in or near that zone.
These are just some of the questions that can help you determine how to design the layout of your kitchen. If you are ready to consider all the available materials and products you have to work with, we recommend you call Mission West Kitchen & Bath at (626) 799-3503 or stop by to see our showroom for yourself.