Having a triangular layout in your kitchen is ideal for all your cooking needs.
The kitchen is usually the place people gather when family and friends come together; this makes comfort and function important to the room. But if the kitchen is your second home, so to speak, because you love cooking, baking, or canning, plan your remodel by considering a few things that are outside the typical kitchen and inside the vision of a cook's dream.
Draw out your ideal and then consult a professional for layout and installation. When planning, minimize the number of steps you would use from prep to actual cooking. Make your primary work area an island or peninsula that is positioned in such a way that you are able to look out a window to a view or enjoy the company of family while you work.
If baking is important to your love of cooking, and I can't imagine it wouldn't be, a baking station is important.
Countertops are so important to a cook. There is almost no limit to the possible materials available, depending on your taste and style of cooking. You can even mix materials.
Lighting is critical in a good cook's kitchen. Create various levels of light. Recessed lighting, traditional surface mounted lighting, or hanging fixtures can create mood as well as focused light on projects at hand. Skylights allow an abundance of sunshine and save on electricity and your pocket book.
Floors are also important to your plans. There are certain types of floors that work well with certain appliances. For example, ceramic tiles and dishwashers, not always a good idea. The most common problem here is chipping.
Appliances are something you must consider. Use solid, professional equipment.
The same is true for your cabinet choices. Check out our website for ideas and help in selecting these items in your remodel plans. The main things to consider are placement, convenience, and functionality. All the great utensils, cookware, and small appliances, well, they are boundless these days.
With good planning and help from the professionals, you can remodel your way to a cook's dream kitchen. Bon appetite or should I say, bon vivant (good gourmet)?
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