Design strategies to make your kitchen more functional


We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Of course, cooking with efficiency is key, but this is also a place to entertain, check homework, and have family meetings. This space has become the central hub of activity of our homes. So it deserves the attention to get it right during design. Here are some design strategies to make your kitchen more functional.

Include pull out shelves, drawers, multiple height counters, pull down shelving in your kitchen so it will be functional for a lifetime.

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Make your daily chores easy, include a compost center, recycling center, and trash center in easy to clean pull out cabinets.

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A large walk-in pantry allows you to keep things organized in one place in its place. Don’t settle for a small cabinet solution if your home can handle it, pull out the big guns and make this space work.

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Maximize your storage opportunities, don’t leave blind corners or “spacers” where you can put viable and functional storage spaces.

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Make sure you have lots of natural light. You don’t have to have wall cabinets on all the walls, you can add more windows and use the pantry for storage.

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Open the kitchen up to the living space. This allows everyone to be included and nobody is isolated while preparing meals.

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