Kitchen Questions: Designing the Hardest-Working Room in the House
Seven things to consider when planning a kitchen’s function and flow
Synopsis: This article covers seven essential design considerations that can help you to create the perfect space for cooking, casual dining, and spending time with your family when remodeling or building a new kitchen. The questions cover how open the kitchen will be, what views will be available, how the traffic flow will be organized, whether an island makes sense, where the pantry will fit, what appliances are needed, and what the kitchen’s overall style will be. Floor plans demonstrate the different options for openness and flow.
Designing any part of a home requires a multitude of decisions made by the designer and the homeowners. When it comes to the kitchen, arguably the most important and challenging room to get right, the number of options for everything from flooring to faucets can make the design process feel overwhelming. While every fixture and material is important and must be chosen…