Tips for a Functional Kitchen

Who does not want a kitchen that is elegant and stylish? When making plans for just that kitchen remember not to overlook the functionality of it. This is a huge mistake that many make. How functional the kitchen will be for you is just as, if not more, important as the style. Here are a few tips on how to make your kitchen functional.

The first and easiest step is to organize everything. Nothing will make your time in the kitchen more frustrating when you need a spoon and have no clue where it is. An organized kitchen will never make you go searching for one again.

Make sure to use all the space that is available for you and to make your design functional. It is best to remember the triangle layout. This will keep the three main components of the kitchen together and make it easier for everyday use.

before & after kitchen

An island is a great addition to a kitchen for many reasons. One of these is that it gives more storage, again helping with organization. Remember to keep 42 inches all the way around the island to create a good flow throughout the kitchen.

One last tip to remember is the lighting. Not just the overhead lighting, but the lighting that can be used to better read cookbooks, and used to brighten up the food preparation area. The right lighting can make a job that much easier.

When having a kitchen renovation there are many steps to think about. Keep these tips in mind, making sure you have the functional kitchen that will make your kitchen experience better for years to come.

The Cabinet Cures design team offers unlimited ideas for dramatically upgrading the functionality of your cabinetry. Our design ideas are in part drawn from our ShelfGenie experience of improving the functionality of over 1,300 kitchens.

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