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10 Important Things to Consider Before Designing a New Kitchen

When designing a new kitchen, there are many things to take into consideration in order to create a space that is both functional and stylish. Here are 10 important factors to keep in mind:

1. Layout – The layout of your kitchen is crucial in determining its overall function. Be sure to consider the work triangle when planning your layout – this is the distance between the sink, stove, and fridge, and is the most efficient way to move around your kitchen.

An overhead view line drawing of a proposed kitchen floor plan. The layout includes countertops, cabinets, appliances, a kitchen island. Labels point out a refrigerator, oven, sink, dishwasher, and table. This floor plan illustrates how the space could be laid out in an optimized flow.
Proposed Kitchen Floor Plan

2. Storage – Adequate storage is essential in any kitchen. Be sure to include plenty of both upper and lower cabinets, as well as pantry space if possible.

A 3D perspective rendering shows the proposed colorful kitchen design. The cabinets are white and  navy blue with brass hardware. The backsplash is a marble slab and the countertops are quartz. The appliances are stainless steel, recessed lights and the ordinal hardwood floors.
Color Rendering of Proposed Kitchen

3. Appliances – Choose your appliances carefully, taking into account both their function and their aesthetic. Stainless steel is a popular choice for many, but be sure to consider energy efficiency as well.

4. Countertops – The countertops are one of the most important surfaces in your kitchen. Be sure to choose a material that is both durable and easy to clean.

A bright, airy kitchen featuring light brown custom shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, and a large kitchen peninsula. Stainless steel appliances include a Wolk range top, refrigerator, and dishwasher. There is a white apron front sink below a window overlooking a backyard. Pendant lights hang above the kitchen peninsula in gold trim along with tear drop recessed lights. This completed kitchen design creates an inviting, modern space with clean lines and natural light.
Completed Kitchen

5. Backsplash – The backsplash is a great way to add both style and functionality to your kitchen. Be sure to choose a material that is easy to clean and maintain.

6. Lighting – Proper lighting is essential for any kitchen. Be sure to include both overhead and task lighting in your design.

7. Flooring – The flooring you choose for your kitchen should be both durable and easy to clean. Popular choices include tile, hardwood, and laminate.

8. Windows – Windows can help to brighten up your kitchen and make it feel more open and spacious. Be sure to consider both their function and their placement when designing your kitchen.

9. Sinks – The sink is another important surface in your kitchen. Be sure to choose a material that is both durable and easy to clean.

10. Finishes – The finishes you choose for your kitchen should complement the overall style of your home. Popular choices include paint, wallpaper, and tile.

Designing a kitchen is as much a science as it is an art. Knowing the recommended measurements to use when planning the project can make all the difference in the final outcome.

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