Changing the overall look and appeal of a kitchen is—for many homeowners—the primary reason for undergoing a renovation. This goes true even for other types of home renovations like alfresco renovations for instance. However, one should not sacrifice a kitchen’s functionality for aesthetics.
If you frequently use your kitchen, whether it is simply for cooking or for other purposes like dining and entertaining guests, you should always think about your kitchen’s efficiency. Think about how you want to and actually use this part of your home.
For instance, when it comes to building an island, some people usually have it constructed smack in the middle of the kitchen. Though there is nothing wrong with doing so, it becomes a terrible idea if you have to walk to and fro from the island to the counter. This type of design, taken in this particular circumstance, is rather inefficient as this makes certain kitchen tasks much more difficult.
Also, some people who want to have a more spacious and open kitchen often put appliances pretty far from each other, say for instance the fridge and the range. Walking more than ten feet between these two whilst cooking can be tiring, even for the most industrious of cooks.
Thus, keep efficiency in mind whilst planning your kitchen renovations. For instance, if you want to entertain guests while you’re cooking, place your range and worktop in a position which allows you to talk to your guests while working. If you’re having a hard time planning the best and most efficient way to set up your kitchen appliances and integrating it to your intended design, talking to your home builders or contractor or an interior designer can help.