Getting Great Work flow in your kitchen
Good kitchen design should be about a space that reflects your priorities, your life style and your budget. Too often we find ourselves inundated by all the decisions that need to be made during a kitchen remodel. We need to pick, door styles, colors and finishes, countertops, flooring and more and then we have to try to figure out how all of those decision are going to fit into our budget. All too often homeowners are worn out after this stage of the design process and they neglect to invest the time it takes, collaborating with your kitchen designer, to create a space that incorporates good work flow into the design.
The things that really helped me understand the importance of work flow was when I read (Kitchen Culture, Reinventing Kitchen Design by Johnny Grey.) In his book he talks about the concept of the unfitted, or bespoken, kitchen design and how important work flow is to creating a kitchen design that makes our lives work better thought convenience and pleasure.
Too many homes I walk into have been built with badly-planned kitchens. I see homes were the refrigerator is placed at one end of the room and the pantry is at the opposite end of the space. Simple by placing the two together in a well designed food storage work station allows the task of grocery unloading some much easier. Another common problem I see is Kitchen islands. They are often placed or sized in a way that cut the walk way to the other work areas of the kitchen.
So take the time to work in collaboration with a kitchen designer to create a space that is not only visually pleasing but is a space with great work flow.
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