Designing a kitchen can be a daunting tasking. The decisions you make will impact your kitchen’s functionality and your cooking experience.
We’ve devised a test to help you pin point what kind of kitchen will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
1. Who spends the most time in the kitchen and what do they do there?
2. What’s your cooking style?
3. How important is easy cleanup?
4. If you could splurge on one luxury item what would it be?
5. What would a holiday feast at your house consist of?
If it’s in the budget, spend the money on a professional-style cooktop and oven, and a fridge big enough to accommodate platters. Make sure you have good task lighting and choose flooring that is easy on the legs.
Incorporate features that will simplify your daily routine such as a self-cleaning oven, a microwave the kids can reach plus lots of counter and storage space. Consider hidden storage bins to deal with the clutter.
A kitchen with lots of cabinetry and counter space is ideal for busy families
Spend on practical cabinets and basic appliances but be careful not to spend too little. Quality counts with future buyers, and a poorly constructed and designed new kitchen is no better than a daggy old one.
Even if cooking isn’t your thing, well-made but practical appliances and cabinetry are essential