There are a lot of factors that contribute to making a kitchen great looking, yet still functional. Here are a few things to consider before you begin your kitchen remodeling:
- The Design
Space Planning and Layout of the work triangle are crucial to make kitchen tasks more efficient. A professional kitchen designer can help clients to customize and maximize the space to their needs. A kitchen should be accommodating to friends and family. Think about it. When you go to a party or gathering, the kitchen is where the action is. Kitchens have become the very center of the home where all congregate and are typically open to living spaces. This is a home’s heart. Large center islands that provide seating for guests are a huge hit, allowing guests to interact with their hosts while they prepare and serve food and drinks. A small prep sink located outside the primary work triangle gives guests or family members a place to wash their hands or help prepare snacks without getting in the cooks way.
A Kitchen must be functional if you plan on actually cooking and using it. Just because you want it to end up beautiful does not mean that it cannot do what its performance is meant to do. Keep in mind that you not only need cabinets, but also need several “Deep” Drawers, Lazy Susan’s, Soft Close mechanism, & Roll outs to name a few. Maybe the refrigerator and stove should also be moved to a more practical location. This is where we at IPQ Construction provide the term, “Having the Best of both worlds”
We know this is what you want and are looking for. The kitchen area should be warm, inviting, and visually appealing. It should be clutter free. It should flow with your personality and style. Every kitchen needs a focal point, a cool feature that grabs your attention and entertains the eye. Depending on your style preference, this may be a dramatic bamboo sink, open display shelving, stainless steel or lighted tumbled marble backsplash, or various commercial stainless steel appliances appropriately placed within the space. This can be done through architectural detail like turned legs and corbels and upgraded finishes such as Deco Panels. For a contemporary design it might be an island with beautiful, crisp lines. On the other hand Granite Countertops come in a wide array of natural swirls, specs, and colors.