What Should You Not Do When Designing a Kitchen?

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The kitchen is the heart of your home, so it’s paramount that you design it just right. But with so many decisions to make and trends constantly changing, accomplishing this level of homeowner perfection can be daunting. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Ensure There Is Enough Space Between Your Custom or Stainless Steel Appliances

As a homeowner, it is important to maintain your home’s cleanliness and safety. When you have an overcrowded kitchen layout, it can be difficult to maneuver around all your appliances, which can lead to accidents or injuries. It could also create fire hazards if tangled cords or other objects block ventilation systems.

While integrated appliances can be a solution for your kitchen renovation, it’s important to consider what the space would look like if all need to be utilized at the same time. Do you still have access to the counter space you need to have a functional cooking area?

Don’t Underestimate Your Need for Storage Space

It’s easy to underestimate how much storage you will need at the front end of a kitchen remodel. While a few cabinets and open shelving may work for some homeowners, most need much more. Make sure to measure out the full dimensions of the wall space where the kitchen cabinets will go so that you are not left with overflowing countertop space.

Consider every item you own and ensure there is enough kitchen storage in your new design for them – especially those small appliances; they add up! Without proper planning and foresight, you may have wasted space and have to purchase additional shelving or a bulky kitchen island.

Getting the Lighting Just Right

Kitchen lighting should be both functional and aesthetically pleasing to create an inviting atmosphere in the kitchen. Not only will you be able to work more efficiently in the kitchen with good lighting, but it also adds a beautiful aesthetic to the room. By combining natural light with accent lighting, your kitchen can become a place of warmth and comfort where you can prepare meals for friends and family.

Kitchen lighting should be chosen carefully to ensure that it has both form and function — allowing for bright, even illumination that complements the existing decor of your space. Luxury, modern kitchens often include a task lighting fixture for direct lighting in a frequently used worktop space and plinth lighting under base cabinets to light the walkway.

Combine Safety With Style in Proper Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for any kitchen space, as it helps to ensure that the area has adequate airflow. Without proper ventilation, cooking fumes and other airborne particles can accumulate in the air, resulting in poor indoor air quality and strong, lingering food odors. Furthermore, inadequate ventilation can lead to serious health risks such as mold growth, respiratory issues, and increased fire risk due to a buildup of grease and other combustible materials.

Properly ventilating your kitchen will help reduce these health risks by allowing fresh air to circulate and dissipate any fumes or odors. While you can invest in a good hood ventilation system on your own, it takes an expert to install it. Consider calling kitchen designers who can even scope out the existing layout for additional areas they could install vents in your floor space for maximum ventilation.

Get Started on Your Dream Kitchen with RUPP Family Builders

There are so many things to consider when planning your next kitchen design. Do you opt for an open floor plan between the kitchen and dining room or use a breakfast bar as a focal point? Amidst planning your current kitchen, it’s also important to consider the future. Is there a potential for expansion or upgrades down the road? If you reuse the existing wall cabinets, how long until they need to be replaced?

Investing in a kitchen design today to make sure it will fit into your available space and ensure that your kitchen lasts for years to come will give you peace of mind. And with all these home remodeling tips in mind, why not contact RUPP Family Builders? We specialize in helping dream kitchens come true, from conceptualization to planning to construction. When it comes to designing a beautiful and efficient kitchen, we are ready to walk hand-in-hand with you throughout the entire process. Let’s design something together that you can be proud of for years to come!

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