Kitchen Design 101: Improve Flow and Function

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Creating a kitchen that is both functional and aesthetically beautiful is a major task that requires you to make several key decisions, but you don’t have to handle it all on your own. Our team at McMillan Millwork & Joinery has years of experience when it comes to kitchen design, and we would be honored to help you create a kitchen you’ll love to admire and use every day.

Kitchen Design 101: Improve Flow and Function

In this article, we’d like to go over a few basic kitchen design tips to think about before you start the remodelling process. As you brainstorm your new kitchen design, make sure to consider the workflow and keep these things in mind:

  • Work Triangle. To create a functional work triangle, the stove, refrigerator, and sink should be organized in a triangle to make movement and access easy.
  • Zones. To improve kitchen efficiency, designate separate areas for cleaning, preparing, and cooking. Our team can show you how zones improve functionality while still allowing for good workflow.
  • Traffic Flow. The way your family uses the space is crucial to kitchen design, as poor traffic flow can be inconvenient and frustrating for everyone.
  • Cabinet Space. To keep the kitchen organized, maximize storage with well-built cabinets, drawers, and pantry space. Our team can provide custom kitchen cabinets to fit your needs.
  • Island. If you need more workspace, storage, or a place to gather with friends and family, think about incorporating a kitchen island.
  • Task Lighting.To light up work areas, install pendant lights above the island and under-cabinet lighting.

Ultimately, your kitchen design should be a seamless fusion of beauty, utility, and individual taste. Talk to our team today about your options.