Roseville homeowners considering a kitchen remodel should realize there is a lot more to take into consideration than than picking out kitchen cabinets, counters, lighting and appliances. The most important consideration is your newly remodeled kitchen’s layout. Some people will call this space planning or functional kitchen design. Here’s some ideas to consider when planning an effective layout to meet your needs and fit your space.
What’s Your Style
And you are probably thinking one of a whole host of terms: modern, contemporary, rustic, french provincial, etc. These terms relate mainly to aesthetics, but for the purpose of this article, I’d like you to think of how you will use your new kitchen.
Do you want people in the kitchen when you are preparing a meal, or do you want people sitting on the other side of the bar? What is your cooking style? How many people do you normally serve for dinner? a party?
These questions and more help our designer to understand your needs. But probably the most important question to ask yourself is, how much do you want to spend? We all know how to spend your money, but to provide you with the utmost in value we must be realistic. We have been helping homeowners like you in Roseville over 37 years. Our experience allows us to provide a kitchen that will serve you and your family well for many years to come.
How your kitchen should function is a reflection of your personal tastes, not ours.
A Great Resource
When it comes to remodeling your Roseville kitchen, we do have a lot of flexibility in design and materials. The one thing we can’t control are the numerous state and local codes that we need to apply to every kitchen design. The National Kitchen & Bath Association also provides guiding principals that result in more functional space. For example, if a kitchen has only one sink, NKBA recommends it to be located across or adjacent to the cooking surface and refrigerator. When it comes to dishwasher placement, the nearest edge of the appliance should be located within 36 inches of the nearest edge of a clean-up/prep sink to ensure maximum convenience.
NKBA has a great website that provides photos for ideas for your Roseville kitchen remodel.Triangle Versus An Island
In most homes, the stove, refrigerator and sink are placed in a shape of a triangle for efficient movement in the kitchen.
With the more cooks and appliances in the kitchen, the “triangle” isn’t quite as relevant these days.
While the traditional triangle works great for smaller kitchens with one cook, there’s a better design for bigger and busier kitchens: islands and work stations. With this approach, each standard task station (prep, cooking, storage and cleanup areas) are centered around a major appliance and it’s landing area.
Kitchen islands, continue to be popular and are a great way to add informal seating and extra space and storage. Islands are a great place for customized details like prep sinks, second dishwashers, wine coolers and shelving for cookbooks.
No single light source can provide all the necessary light for a kitchen. With this in mind, you will want to consider different types of light: task, ambient, accent and decorative. And with today's energy saving LED kitchen lighting technologies, you are no longer limited to fluorescent fixtures. Not only do LED lights use less energy, but they also can last up to 10 years and are dimmable.
Give us a call (916) 747-3726 for your kitchen remodeling project. Anthony Graves Construction has been working with homeowners in Roseville over 37 years. We will work with you to provide you the kitchen of your dreams, on time and budget.
About the Author
Anthony follows in the footsteps of his father, Bob Graves. Having worked side by side he spent years learning the ins and outs of home construction and house remodeling. In 2000, Anthony was promoted to project manager, running his father's company and continued in that capacity for four years. At which time, Anthony obtained his own general construction license.
Founded on a strong work ethic, the company specializes in bath and kitchen remodels, room additions and elderly accessibility upgrades. Anthony Graves construction is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau.
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