Your kitchen is, undoubtedly, one of the most important spaces in your home. There are so many reasons, based in current and past history, that make this a reality. Your kitchen really is the place in your home where you encourage people to gather together and cherish each other’s company. The kitchen, around the hearth, has historically been a gathering place for families. It was a place a warmth- both physical and emotional- as well as a place for sharing a family meal. While over the course of history the function of the kitchen has ebbed and flowed, one thing remains constant in today’s kitchen trends: the kitchen is again becoming a place to share warmth and experience together. Just think about coming home from school as a child and having a snack while talking with your mother or father or siblings about the past day at school. Sharing conversation and meals have long been a goal of the kitchen, and today is no different. If your kitchen does not serve this purpose well, it just might be time to invest in a kitchen remodeling project that keeps all of these important ideas in mind so that you can better meet the needs of your family, both physical and emotional.
The home remodeling experts at Marrokal Designs and Remodeling know just how critical the creation of the perfect kitchen can be. That’s why they are so well versed in the remodeling world and why they can be a real asset to you as you work out your kitchen remodeling plan. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to ensure your dream kitchen is created without a hitch:
1. Leave plenty of space to move around: If your kitchen is going to be a gathering place, there needs to be room for people to stand around and chat. If you have a countertop in the center of your kitchen, you should make sure that the walkways between the surfaces are at least three feet wide. This way your family can gather and move through the spaces without running into each other and causing you, the cook, the banish everyone from the kitchen just so that you can make a meal
2. Form should match function: Make sure that you make your space work as efficiently as possible; this way you do not waste precious time running from one part of the kitchen to the other just to make everything happen in the best way possible. For example, keep your silverware and plates and bowls storage near the dishwasher to make unloading easier. If you have a space where you typically prepare food or package up leftovers, make sure your tupperware containers are stored close by. These simple tricks will make your kitchen remodeling plan more functional leaving you with more time to do other things.
3. Use warm lighting and colors: If you wish to turn your kitchen back into a gathering space for family and friends, it is not only important to leave a lot of space for people to gather in, but to also make sure the colors and lighting in the space are warm and inviting!