4 Tips for the Perfect Kitchen

Designing a kitchen can be an overwhelming task. From selecting features as functionally important as appliances to items as granular as cabinet handles, the process can be an exercise in patience. But all that planning is sure to pay off when you’re cooking on those top-notch stovetops or sorting groceries in that spacious pantry. Your kitchen will play a central role in your home life, so the planning process is not the time to cut corners.
That’s why Truoba House Plans Designs has put together this list of four tips to help you design your ideal kitchen, one that will be sure to wow your guests while keeping you away from calling in take-out every night!

  1. Cabinet Customization

Before you start shopping around, decide if you need to customize. Although the lengths of countertops and walls vary, spacers can be used to make up small differences in size, which means you can semi-customize by choosing cabinets that will hew closely but not exactly to your specs.
Make sure your cabinets serve your needs, not just in color scheme but also in accessibility and variety. Do you want your pots and pans cabinet to slide out or swing open? Think about how you tend to reach for your cutlery and dishware, and use that information to pick out a cabinet that will contribute to the flow of your kitchen routine.

  1. Light

No one wants a gray, dreary kitchen, so even if your kitchen space isn’t flooded with natural light, you can still create an airy, spacious feel using backlighting and under-cabinet lighting, bright and vibrant color schemes, and a variety of overhead lighting fixtures that maximize lighting to ripple through the entire space. Nothing beats a window though, so if you have a way to access natural lighting, make sure windows get top priority. Natural light will work its way through your room especially well in higher-up spots that might be otherwise occupied by cabinets, so consider the trade-off between extra storage space and the feeling of spaciousness by way of abundant natural light.

  1. Counter Space

Whether you want an island, a butcher block, or prefer to simply stick to the granite countertop next to the oven and stove, counter space is crucial for both its maximization of available cooking surfaces and its creation of multipurpose space for, say, a set of cabinets, a dishwasher, a garbage, or an extra storage drawer underneath the surface. Finding ways to generate more counter space will give your kitchen a lot of flexibility and reduce potential clutter.

  1. Appliances

From ovens to refrigerators, top-notch cooking appliances can give your kitchen that sleek, modern feel, but the rewards of quality appliances can be far more practical. Considering long-term use, appliances are not the ideal area to economize. In fact, quality appliances will last you longer, so purchasing lower quality appliances will require both maintenance and inevitable short-term replacement, which will drive up costs in the long term.
We hope this helps you in the process of designing your kitchen!

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