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3 Kitchen Layout Design Tips

Kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular home improvement projects in the United States. While inspiration is easy to find, fitting all the desired elements together can be tricky. Here’s what to keep in mind when working with professional designers to create a layout that works for you.

What Factors Should You Consider During Kitchen Remodeling?

  1. Walkways

The impulse to pack the kitchen full of new elements can inhibit movement when using the room. Leave enough space for people to pass through walkways when cupboard and appliance doors are open. Decide what the primary pass-through path will be and keep the main fixtures away from it to reduce complicated crossover traffic.

When placing an island, check clearances all around it. Not all spaces are big enough to make it a practical addition.

If your kitchen is too small, consider adding a rolling cabinet or cart instead. It can be designed to match the cabinetry, add meal preparation space when needed, and easily slide out of the way when not in use.

  1. Storage

High ceilings in kitchens provide extra storage opportunities. Ask about incorporating open shelves or racks into the design. They can add visual interest to the area, along with functional storage.

Custom cabinets can be configured to hide the trash can or organize loose utensils. They also make better use of all available space.

For example, drawers that fit diagonally into corners maximize storage. Unlike deep cupboards, they pull out conveniently, making it easier to access items at the back.

  1. Visualization

A scaled 3-dimensional layout provides a more thorough understanding of what the final build will look like. Find a contractor who can provide a complete overview of the project before they begin.

This allows you to catch any issues early before they become expensive construction changes. Take the chance to review the design as a whole and add or remove elements as needed.

If you’re interested in a kitchen remodeling project, contact Milano DeZign and Build. They offer complete renovation services from their two locations at 1401 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 300, McLean, VA, 22101, and 10194 Baltimore National Pike Suite 106, Ellicott City, MD, 21042. With a full team of in-house specialists, they can handle all aspects of your home improvement job, from 3D renderings and permits to the final construction. Call (973) 980-5335 today to consult with a project manager, or learn more about their innovative process online.

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