Preparing For Your Kitchen Makeover
How To Prepare Your Kitchen For a Makeover
If you are planning a kitchen remodeling job, you want to think about more than just the decor. More than any other room in the house, you really want to consider how you are going to use the space as well. It can really make a difference in how you feel about cooking.
One thing to consider is the appliances that you have and ones that you might want to add. A really convenient one is a Kitchenaid food processor. These make preparing food a great deal easier. But planning space on the counter to use it is important. If you are going to be using it a lot, you may want enough counter space to keep it out.
There are other appliances that you need counter space to use such as toasters, coffee makers and blenders. If you are a coffee drinker, you probably want space to keep it out all the time. The toaster and blender, on the other hand, may not need constant easy access.
Your space needs to be designed around the appliances that stand alone such as the Kitchenaid oven and your refrigerator. Space can be built for your microwave so that it does not need to take up counter space. You want as much counter as possible for your workspace.
Home storage shelves are very important in the kitchen, as they are throughout your home. For food storage, it is really convenient to have a walk-in closet with shelves that can be used as a pantry. This can also give you place to store items you do not use on a regular basis such as fondue pots or large serving dishes.
Think about your storage needs when figuring out the drawers you need as well. You can have a drawer specially designed to hold your spices. This makes it much easier to see what you have and find what you need than to have them on a shelf.
Kitchens that are large enough can benefit from a stand-alone butcher block in the middle. This is a great space for preparing food. It is both convenient and easy to clean having it separate from the other counter space.
To make the most of remodeling your kitchen, spend the time you need to plan properly. How you use your spaces is critical for making cooking an activity to enjoy. A smartly laid out kitchen makes it even more of a pleasure to entertain.