7 Ways to Optimize Your Kitchen
Remodeling a kitchen is overwhelming. The kitchen is the most utilized room in the house and the number one spot for friends and family to gather! A functional and appealing kitchen can serve as the heart of the home. You want your kitchen to be functional for both entertaining as well as everyday living. So, where do we start, and what components allow you to go the extra mile? We have 7 ways to optimize your kitchen!
Open Floor Plan
This kitchen is open to the family room. According to these homeowners, they said they spent the majority of their time between these two rooms. An open floor plan allows the family to be together when in either room!
Easy Access For All
You don't want to run all around your kitchen to access your cooking tools. What could be better than having them right at your disposal all the time? And not just hanging out on the counter, but tucked away! Still accessible, but hidden.
Plenty of Walking Space
Be sure to have plenty of space to comfortably walk around your kitchen island. We don’t want what some would call a “one-butt kitchen”, where you have to squeeze to get around one another. Ample space on every side allows room to open the dishwasher or the refrigerator without your back bumping up to the island.
Unless you are a complete anomaly, you probably hate unloading the dishwasher. However, unloading the dishwasher is more pleasant (and faster) when your silverware and everyday dishes are stored very close to the dishwasher! You can even have a custom built-in silverware organizer!
Ideal Sink Placement
You may find it very functional to have your stovetop directly behind you when standing at the sink. This allows you to easily transport a full pot of water to the stovetop to boil. If you decide to place your sink in the island, it will be right in the middle of all the action! The look of a sink under a window is certainly appealing, but you also won’t have to worry about freezing pipes in the winter! You could even go a step further and include a pot filler above your stove!
A Spot For Everything
Make your kitchen island and drawers work for you! Drawers allow for so much storage! This island has every nook and cranny optimized for peak storage and functionality. The drawers in this kitchen even have extra drawers and built-in storage inside of them. Drawer inception!
A hidden bar area is just another way to go the extra mile. These custom cabinets may have taken a bit of extra elbow grease to create, but it was certainly worth it. You can leave it open when it's time to indulge, and close it away for a clean look!