When you think about your kitchen, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the basics, yet every kitchen has the capacity to function a little differently depending on your list of priorities. The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home and literally serves as a great room for family and friends to gather and spend time together. If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen space, begin by taking a look at your lifestyle and set a list of remodeling goals. For example if you like to have parties with friends and family you may want to concentrate on an open floorplan with more options in appliances than say a family with growing children who cook at home and rarely entertain . As a general rule, begin planning your space by defining work zones for each of the tasks that you will be performing such as storing, preparing, cooking, and eating food while also considering your expectations for utilizing the space for family and friends once it is complete.
Planning your Kitchen Remodel Design to Suit your Lifestyle
Help get a grasp on your kitchen remodel by sitting down with a pad of paper and listing the factors that are important to you regarding your lifestyle. Ask yourself this very important question – what do you need in your kitchen? Think about the type of appliances, cabinets, colors, and the kind of surfaces that are on your kitchen wish list. Other questions to jot down include: What are the daily requirements that need to be accomplished in your kitchen space? Where do those requirements fall short, and what works well in your existing space?
Open Floor Plan Concept Kitchens with Living & Dining Rooms
According to the experienced professionals at Future Vision Remodeling, you should think about the big picture rather than looking at your kitchen as a singular entity. Modern kitchens have evolved over the last decade to become a central hub for household activity. Homeowners expect more from their kitchen space and look for an area that is both functional and beautiful. An open floorplan allows space for a family room, kitchen and breakfast area to flow seamlessly throughout the entire level.
Kitchen Work Area Organization Zones
Traditionally, the kitchen area was designed into a triangle which centered on the refrigerator, sink, and stove. Today, more and more interior decorators and designers are focusing on a kitchen floor plan that combines a series of zones or centers which work together to enable the homeowner to achieve the right balance of functionality, ease of access, and continuity. Ideally, your kitchen work zones should include the following:
Food Storage: Adequate storage solutions for grocery items including non-perishable, refrigerated, and frozen food.
Tableware: Storage space for dishes, glasses, cutlery, and sundry items including scissors and tape.
Food Preparation: Includes the main work space with ease of access to cooking utensils, kitchen knives, cutting boards, mixing bowls, measuring cups etc., and small appliances.
Cooking: A dedicated area used to store pots, pans, bakeware, and other items used for cooking food.
Cleaning: An area for waste management and recycling containers, plus extra space to store household cleaning supplies and other products related to cleaning such as dust pans and trash bags.
Kitchen Makeovers, Remodels, Renovations, Upgrades & More in Tarzana, Calabasas & Greater Los Angeles, California
Whatever your design choices, from modern to traditional and everything in between, the experts at Future Vision Remodeling is available to guide you through the remodeling process and design the kitchen of your dreams! For more information regarding kitchen, bathroom, whole home remodels or other quality construction services for your Greater Los Angeles CA home, contact the knowledgeable experts at Future Vision Remodeling today.