When it comes to designing your kitchen, you need to think about functionality and personality. Building a new kitchen comes with so many options to choose from, but which ones do you truly need? Cole Val Construction knows that building a custom home can come with too many choices. Here are some items that you really need in your kitchen and items that you can cut.
One of the best options for your kitchen is a large sink. Having a large sink can help make washing dishes easier, help make food prep more accessible, and are a beautiful focal point.
Farmhouse sinks are timeless and can help to make your kitchen look sleeker. Make room for a large sink and improve the functionality and entertainment factor of your kitchen. If a big sink is not the best option, you can look at including two smaller sinks or one that is on your island.
Space Between Sink And Stove
Installing a larger sink will mean that you truly need to think about the space between the sink and the stove. Having this space can create fewer hazards and give you more food prep space. This space also helps prevent you from bumping into any others while making food or relaxing.
Designing a space needs to keep functionality in mind. A kitchen can be a busy area with lots of moving parts, designing a kitchen that isn’t too cramped. Kitchens are the heart of the home, so creating a streamlined layout can make your kitchen a comfortable space to be.
Choosing fun new elements for your kitchen can be enticing, but you will need to choose options that can work functionally. Minimize traffic jams and frustration with appliances. The most used places are the sink, cooktop, and refrigerator so create a work triangle to help you flow through the kitchen.
Forgoing Backsplash Or Protective Paint
Kitchen walls need all the protection they can get which is why you should always use the right paint or backsplash. Areas behind the stove and sink need an extra layer of protection to ensure that water spots don’t ruin the look.
If you are a collector of appliances, this can be cluttering up your kitchen. If you have multiple of one appliances or appliances that you never use, you can probably get rid of them.
Appliances are important, but only to help your space to function better. Just because appliances are trending, doesn’t mean that your kitchen needs them. If your space is smaller, with limited storage, you may want to also limit the number of appliances you have. Small appliances can clutter your counter space and limit prep space.
Including carpets and rugs in your kitchen can cause tripping hazards and collect bacteria or dust. They can actually make your kitchen look more dirty and cluttered. Carpets are also easily stained and hard to get clean, which means that having them in the kitchen is not the best idea.
The fibers can become matted and dirty very easily and make you uncomfortable in your kitchen.
Cole Val Custom Homes
We know that building custom homes can become overwhelming. We are here to help you make the best functional choices for your kitchen. Cole Val has many custom options for a variety of homeowners. Not all of them will be right for you, but we can help design the home of your dreams.
Cole Val Construction also completes home remodels. So if building a completely new home is not in the cards for you, we can create your dream kitchen with a remodel. Remodeling your home can improve the flow of your home and create a beautiful space for your guests. Contact us today to start the process of your home.