How To Design An Organized Kitchen: Charting Your Solution

ProSource | 9/26/2015 | Project Tips

It is time to renovate, or build from scratch, your dream organized kitchen. You’ve been itching to get to it forever. Yet here you are, staring at it and wondering why it’s so hard to decide what you really want.

It’s understandable and you are not alone. It is much easier to know what you don’t like than to visualize what you need and want from your new kitchen design. ProSource Wholesale can help.

Your ProSource Showroom team has the experience and the tools to help you navigate your choices. We can show you how the kitchen layout and individual components will come together. We can easily make adjustments to the plan to bring about your final design.

To get you started, we have some planning guidelines to share with you. These will allow your creative design to accommodate the practical elements you need. So, let’s begin to chart a course to your ideal kitchen.

Kitchen Design And Layout Considerations

  • Desired layout versus currently available space
  • Which food items and tools you use most
  • Large appliances: deciding to keep what you have or replace (and with what)
  • Large appliances: accounting for proper clearance, to avoid blocking or hitting surrounding cabinetry
  • Refrigerator: making sure it opens to the outside of work area
  • Drawer and cabinet organization preferences
  • Illumination needed: can, pendant, under/above cabinetry
  • Maximum counter space needed
  • Proper ventilation: Exhaust and ceiling fans, windows
  • Design, material, and color preferences

Your Kitchen Requirements

Requirements

Answer

Square footage available


How many cooks in the kitchen


Cook/bake from scratch, semi-homemade, or readymade


Open shelving or closed cabinets, or combination


Work triangle, work stations, or heat/cold/water designations


Bulk buy storage, small to medium containers, or combo


Island, peninsula, bar, all, or none


Traffic flow direction


Heavy or light foot traffic


Galley, U-shaped, L-shaped, or other layout preference


Pantry, butler closet, tall cabinet, coffee station


Desired major appliances


Microwave above, below, none


Easy to clean surfaces



Storage And Organization

Storage Design

General

Island and Butler

How Many

Closed cabinets




Closed drawers




Open shelving




Under cabinet pull downs




Slide outs




Hidden trash and recycling




Drawer within drawer




Cabinet turntables




Spice and herb organizers




Cooking tools




Baking tools and supplies




Coffee station or desk




Baking or prep station




Thinking through these considerations and options will help you gain a clearer vision for your kitchen organization. You may find that what you initially thought was important or useful, really doesn’t make sense for the way you work in your kitchen. Alternatively, you may discover ideas you had previously dismissed, or did not know about, that turn out to be brilliant for your space.

As kitchen designs are the most involved home improvement projects, let your local Showroom design experts make yours as easy and painless as possible. We can help you select the right cabinets, countertops, flooring, sinks and faucets.

We cannot wait to find out what wonderful ideas you have in mind for your new kitchen. Let’s get started.




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