Designing a New Home, Designing a New Kitchen
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Couples pay a lot of attention to the kitchen when they build a new home, and they do this for a good reason. Designing a functional kitchen involves a number of key decisions that affect day-to-day activities. The kitchen is a the hub for families, where kids do homework and entertaining takes place. The modern kitchen has to play a number of roles, balancing functionality within the design. The bottom line? Kitchens are important. To connect the practicality that your kitchen needs with the style it must have, keep these factors in mind:
1. Smaller Spaces
Smart compact layouts are replacing copious square footage. Kitchens continue to be the heart of the home, and homeowners want open areas with strong ties to adjoining rooms. But with smaller square footage, it can be challenging to create a spacious kitchen. Most kitchens fall under a few common layouts. There’s the L-shape kitchen, with one long and one short row of counters; the U-shape kitchen, which runs in the shape of a “u”; and a G-shape kitchen, which is a U- or L-shaped kitchen with an opening for a breakfast nook or family room; and the galley kitchen, which is basically two rows of counters with an aisle running through it. In many of these kitchens, depending on the square footage, homeowners can opt to include an island. To get the most kitchen space, home buyers should think about which layout they want, and how to add kitchen amenities like cabinets, counters etc.
2. Quality of Building Material
Since the kitchen is an important room, it is vital to choose the best materials for a kitchen. When selecting kitchen cabinets, look for quality. This is not the place to be overly consumed with trying to save money. Well-made cabinets will provide lasting pleasure and functionality for decades. Drawers (as opposed to cabinets with doors) are more useful and efficient even compared to cabinets with pullout drawers. In addition, choose hard surface, durable, and high quality counter tops. There are a variety of colors and selections available. Granite is an ideal counter surface for the most important room in the house.
The ideal kitchen—and the plan most kitchens follow—is the triangle path cooks make between the fridge, stove and sink when prepping meals. Professional kitchen designers and builders follow this rule of thumb: There should be less than 23 feet running from the oven, sink and fridge, with counters next to each component.
With expert guidance from the professionals at Mazza Building & Development, you can design a fabulous kitchen. We’ve been helping homeowners in and around West Bloomfield Michigan with quality custom-built homes, and we can walk you through the process of building a custom home, from selecting a home plan to choosing light fixtures for your kitchen.
sources: http://blog.bbbuilders.com/, http://www.choicecustomhomes.com/