The kitchen is the heart of every home. Where family members and friends converge, where food is prepared and cooked. Since this is a part of the house used on an almost 24/7 basis, the priority is ergonomic kitchen design. In kitchen remodeling, before thinking of the aesthetic features focus more on how the kitchen is used. So without further explanation here are some tips on kitchen renovation to take into account: |
1. Plan your kitchen remodeling very well, focus on the uses of each part of the room. An island may look nice for entertainment and additional storage space but it might hinder the traffic through from one part to another, and compromise safety.
2. Measure the existing and planned appliances. Measuring the dimensions of each appliance will give you an idea of how to place these in your kitchen remodeling plan as well as where the corresponding plumbing and electrical outlets should be.
3. Your kitchen renovation will not be complete without planning ample space for storage. Storage is crucial in any kitchen for food, dishes, gadgets and kitchen wares. Plan for enough space plus one to ensure there is enough storage for future kitchen appliances/gadgets that aren’t used on a daily basis.
4. Reusing old appliances in kitchen might not work with your newly renovated kitchen both in looks and function. So instead of reusing old appliances to save money, work out a plan to save on other materials but not on the appliances.
5. Safety of loved ones, especially children, should be accounted for in any kitchen renovation. Make sure that your new kitchen is safe for children and keep dangerous objects out of reach of children.
Kitchen remodeling can be fun and exciting. Just keep these 5 tips in mind as you plan your kitchen renovation. The kitchen is one place that should be kept up to date as a family grows, for other purposes such as starting out a food business or just simply to update. But for whatever reason it is best to keep an ergonomic design for a no-stress and enjoyable space at home.
Charles Bernardi: An author, business owner of Save On Kitchens, that likes to write articles about kitchen remodeling.
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