There are several ways you can go about proper kitchen design, however no matter which way you approach it, you need to start somewhere. And the start is always about making a list of what you like and what you want to have in a kitchen. Also you need to jot down what you dislike about your cooking area so you know upfront what needs changing and replacing.
Next you need to start looking for appliances to be added to your cooking space. Depending on your needs, you can go either with built-in appliances or built-under appliances. Also you need to think of how many big and how many small appliances you want. Big ones are things such as a stove, a fridge and freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine. The small appliances can be mixers, juicers, microwave ovens, and other smaller gadgets that simply save time in preparing food and doing other kitchen chores.
When you’re ready to buy your new cabinets and large appliances, you need to make sure that they actually fit within the allocated space. You need to do proper measurements before purchasing anything, as it’s more difficult returning them if something doesn’t fit properly.
If you can, use the undercounter cabinets to put small appliances in them so you leave the counter free for cooking tasks. You don’t want your kitchen to be cluttered with lots of stuff that don’t give you proper place for working in the room.
If you decide to put a kitchen island in the room, you need to ensure that you have plenty of space around it. If the kitchen is very small, having a huge island in the middle is not only annoying but it will also clutter your space and you’ll be effectively bumping into it every day.
When it comes to cabinets, place a few larger ones in place instead of many small ones. This will cost you less when you’re purchasing and you will end up having more space in the room as well.