If you have been hampered by a small, cramped kitchen for years, you may be itching to tackle a renovation that will reward you with more space and a better flow. No matter what size space you have right now, the way it’s configured and how it flows will make all the difference.
It’s time to maximize the space you have while incorporating the kitchen of your dreams. Partnering with a trusted kitchen contractor in Boston MA is the first step.
Here’s how you can make the most of your space when it comes to your new kitchen.
Considerations for a Functional Redesign
Going through a kitchen renovation with a functional redesign at heart accomplishes these four main things:
- You get more storage space and cabinets that give your space a bigger feel even if the square footage isn’t actually increased.
- You get newer, sleeker, smarter and more energy efficient appliances that are easier to use.
- You will change the flow of your kitchen to accommodate your desired layout, freeing up valuable counter, floor, and wall space.
- You can take out walls, and add windows and doors, for a more spacious look and feel.
The best part of a kitchen redesign is that it gives you complete control over the flow and layout, including counter space, appliances and storage. You can get rid of elements that no longer serve you and incorporate those that aid you in your daily life. Islands can hide a ton of storage, while strategic cabinetry can maximize what vertical space you have to the fullest.
The creation of stations or zones is all the rage right now. Traditional kitchens have an L-shaped countertop layout, which is not conducive to all the things you have to do to make and eat a meal. And when you consider all the appliances, cookie jars, coffee makers and utensils you clutter your counters with, it’s no wonder you’re left with little space to prep, chop and plate.
Thus, organizing your kitchen into work-friendly zones is key. The cooking zone will ideally be located near the stove, as well as spice drawers, dishes, pots and pans, utensils and more.
The baking zone could encompass an island that’s located directly across from your oven, with plenty of storage for your baking pins, cookie sheets and other tools.
The drink zone can be located near the refrigerator, where it’s easy to grab a mug or glass, pour a cold drink, get ice, and enjoy a cup of coffee all in the same area. You can add a complete coffee station or even a smoothie station here.
The cleaning zone will be located near the drawers of sanitizing wipes, sponges, paper towels, aluminum foil and cling wrap for easy cleanup and leftover prepping.
In the end, separating your kitchen in various zones serves you well, makes your job easier and cuts down on clutter.
Contact AD Construction
Is your kitchen in desperate need of a makeover? Do you wish the flow was more versatile? Our kitchen designers in Boston can help. Contact us to get started at 877-345-BUILD.