Thoughtful design components are imperative in kitchen since they help maximize the utilization of space, the kitchen’s functionality, and liveability. And it can help you to find a design, layout and style that match your personality and lifestyle.

Here are what to consider when planning your kitchen layout.

Visualize your Kitchen in 3D.

Utilizing kitchen planner computer software to plan your layout can save you from expensive mistakes and unfixable flaws. The 3D software will help you analyze and see how each nook and cranny is going to be. Always make sure to consider where the garbage receptacle, the stove and the fridge/freezer will go in your design.

Reduce Traffic.

Make sure 2 people have enough space to work without bumping into each other, with at least 120cm between opposite workspaces. Ensure that the primary entrance to the kitchen will not be obstructed when opening the refrigerator or oven door.

Make the Distance between Main Fixtures Comfortable.

Keep the sink, the fridge, and the stove close to avoid complicating whichever task you are working on. A distance of at least 120 cm will let you open drawers and doors on both sides. Leave space for a filler piece between the last cabinet and the wall, this will give you enough room to fully open the door which is especially important if you have pull-out wire baskets.

Make Sure the Kitchen Island isn’t too close or too far.

A kitchen island is a built-in desk that serves as a place to prepare meals. Make sure that your kitchen island won’t obstruct the area in front of your main appliances and place it within a comfortable arm’s reach.

Maximize your counter space.

A small prep sink should be included to the countertop. This will optimize the space available to prepare the food. At the same time, wall cabinets are positioned at a height that does not block the view of the countertops. Counter space beside the oven will give you somewhere to put hot trays.

There are a few considerations that people often overlook… considerations that might have a detrimental effect on the usability of their kitchen. It is therefore important to give attention to the following:

Buying your appliances (e.g. stove, refrigerator, etc.) first to enable your kitchen remodeller to accommodate the size in the plan and perfectly fit it in the design.

Make sure that you take the placement of power plugs, plumbing and ventilation into account.

Consider where your rubbish bin should be and whether it should be built into the cupboards.

Make sure that all utilities and cupboards are designed and positioned in a way that the doors of cabinets are not blocked.

Get an itemized quote for your kitchen plans… and pay on time to prevent the work from stopping.

Come to an agreement with the kitchen remodeller in how added features (or changes you want to make after the original plan was contracted on) will be handled – both in terms of the work and the payment. So, if you’re remodelling your kitchen and you’re considering kitchen floor plans, contact us for a free consultation.