Things to Consider When Designing a Kitchen

by Kevin Smith Author

Do you know the key things to consider when designing a kitchen? This is a question that professionals are frequently asked about. Designing a new kitchen is more than selecting materials and style. If you already know that you are interested in upscale kitchen designs in San Francisco, CA, then this is a start. Knowing the style of kitchen you want to go for can help to cut out a lot of options that won’t fit your desired style. However, there is still more to consider than this. Here are some things to consider when designing a kitchen.

Don’t Feel Rushed

Remodeling and renovating can usually take longer than you initially anticipated. Keep in mind that the design portion can take weeks. Once you completely approve of the design, then ordering the different pieces for the kitchen can take two to ten weeks or more to complete. The time it takes for ordering can depend on if you require custom pieces. Also, since you are designing an upscale kitchen, plan for things to take a little longer.

During your decision-making, it’s important that you don’t feel rushed into choosing anything. This can lead to a mistake that you regret later, or some small detail being overlooked. This is a large purchase. Take your time to do it right. Details can make or break your kitchen.

Once you know the positioning of the items you desire to have in your kitchen, then you can determine where the gas, water, electric, etc. should be. This should be known before building starts.

Kitchen Flow: The One to Three Step Rule

A poor kitchen layout will only frustrate you, and fast. The flow of your kitchen is often seen as the most important design aspect. The flow, and how you are able to get things done in your kitchen, the most efficiently, wasting as little as your time and energy as possible, is key here. For example, you don’t want to be making a cup of tea and have to walk from one end of the kitchen to the other, just to get what you need to successfully complete your cup of tea. 

Even though, things should be conveniently located, you don’t want to cram your space either. The ideal kitchen flow will connect the main parts of your kitchen together, without the cramped effect or too much distance. The working triangle model is often used here, but doesn’t have to be. The main sections can include the stove, oven, sink, and refrigerator.

The ideal goal is to have these key areas within one to three steps maximum, away from each other. It’s more than designing a floor plan, the placement of your appliances and things you frequently use, is key for your upscale kitchen designs in San Francisco, CA.

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