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Five Important Factors to Consider When Designing a New Kitchen

09 July 2018
Kevin Hartley

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There are a lot of reasons why you as a homeowner might consider remodeling your kitchen. Perhaps your kitchen is outdated, stuck in the wood paneling and burnt orange days of the 60’s and 70’s, or maybe it's just not functional for your family the way it was a few years ago.Maybe you’re thinking of selling, and want to impact the desirability of your home. Either way, redesigning and renovating your kitchen can take your space and breathe new life into your home. With that in mind, here are five essential factors to consider when designing a new kitchen.

1. Materials and Maintenance

When considering things likecabinetry,flooring, andcountertops, one of the most significant considerations you're going to have to think about is materials. Think about the level of maintenance you can commit to and what's required to keep each material looking its best.

2. Counter space

One factor that many homeowners seeking to do a remodel forget to think about is counter space. Having sufficient counter space in a practical layout is an essential part of your kitchen. Think about how much space you need and about how often you plan to use your countertops. You may have room to bring in extra space with an island or extended countertop.

3. Appliance Placement

You can have a beautiful kitchen, but if your appliances are laid out randomly, your kitchen is going to lose a lot of its practicality. Considerthe kitchen trianglewhen you're designing your dream kitchen: placing your sink, cooktop, and fridge at perpendicular angles from each other. The smaller the triangle, the closer these elements are together, the more efficient you'll likely be when using your kitchen.

4. Power Points

This saves you a lot of counter space as well since some appliances don't need to be out all the time. If you do frequently use powered appliances such as hand mixers, toasters, blenders, and others, then having many outlets may be a good idea.

5. Distances Between Elements

Chances are you won't want to walk across the kitchen to put dishes back in the cabinet from the dishwasher. Consider the distances between elements to make sure that you have elements placed where you can use them more efficiently.

Over time, the way you use your kitchen changes and your needs will understandably change as well. Designing a new kitchen can be a great way to give your home an update or allow you to feel more comfortable and at ease when you're home.

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Kevin Hartley, Broker is a Toronto based real estate Broker with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate | Signature Service, Brokerage. @Home is his lifestyle blog, an expression of his passion for home keeping though MAKING (Recipes), DOING (DIY), BEING (Health/Wellness) and DWELLING (Home Ownership, Sales & Maintenance).  Content not intended to solicit clients under contract.

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