Saturday, November 14, 2015
When you host a party or family get-together in your home, where do most people end up? In the kitchen, right?
Since family and friends always huddle by the kitchen, you want your kitchen space to be luxurious and full of all the right elements to keep everyone comfortable. Unfortunately, not every kitchen is designed correctly and as such, the kitchen becomes more of a burden than a place of gathering.
Below, we will go over some common kitchen design mistakes that you should avoid when designing or remodeling your kitchen.
Mistake #1: Not Enough Counter Space
One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your kitchen is not accounting for counter space. If you have ever tried to work in a small kitchen, you know how frustrating it can be when you have to stack dishes on one another and place food in other random places of the house while you make the next dish.
When redesigning your kitchen, make sure that you plan for counter space and that you create enough storage space so that your counters remain free for you to use.
Mistake #2: No Room for Storage
Briefly above we mentioned how storage space is important and it truly is. If you do not have an adequate number of cabinets, you will find you store your items on the counter or even throughout your home.
When thinking about your kitchen space, think about how man cabinets you want and need.
Mistake #3: Appliance Layout
If you do not choose a good place for all of your appliances, you will find that you are running around your kitchen the entire time you cook.
Your appliances should be near each other without being overcrowded. For instance, it would be ideal to have your dishwasher next to your sink and your refrigerator near counter space so you can set items down as needed.
Mistake #4: Inadequate Lighting
Many kitchens have a window or two, which helps provide natural light, but if your kitchen is tucked away in your home, you need to ensure you have enough lighting.
In your kitchen, you should have the main lighting, which illuminates the entire room and then accent lighting that provides an ambient soft light.
If you have the room in your kitchen, a large hanging light will add the right touch of luxury to the space; otherwise, strip lighting will provide ample light and it fits easily on the ceiling.
Mistake #5: Visible Trashcans
Who wants to see a trashcan in the kitchen? But, at the same time, you need one for all of your trash and scraps, right?
Consider placing the trashcan inside one of the cabinets. You can have a section of your cabinet specially designed on wheels to roll out the trashcan when needed. Since the trashcan is behind a closed door, you do not have to worry about it causing odors or looking out of place.
If you are ready to redesign your kitchen, give the professionals at J. Design Group a call today. We have the experience needed to help you bring your kitchen design to life. We marry functionality and luxury to help you create the best looking kitchen.
If you want to add additional counter and storage space in your kitchen, consider adding an island today!