5 Things To Consider When Designing Your Kitchen

5 Things To Consider When Designing Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the central gathering hub in your home. It’s where family meals are made and enjoyed, general socialization and large gatherings occur, and work is completed. How is your kitchen serving you and your family’s needs? Our latest blog covers the top 5 things to consider when designing your kitchen to better suit your needs and wants.


The layout of your kitchen determines its overall usability. It determines how streamlined cooking and cleaning will be, how well it will serve you during gatherings, and its level of comfort. The top things to consider when creating your kitchen’s layout are the dimensions of your kitchen, how you use your kitchen, how often you use your kitchen, and what you hope to do in your kitchen. The top five kitchen layouts include L-shaped, island kitchen, galley, p-shaped, and U-shaped. Working with an experienced designer will allow you to better come up with an array of design choices that incorporate exactly what you are looking for in your new kitchen.


When designing your kitchen, it is important to select lights suited for your space carefully. Lighting makes all the difference in your space’s functionality and aesthetic. For instance, an inadequately lit kitchen will make it hard to use, while one flooded with lights can be overkill, taking away from its coziness factor. While having lights is important to ensure the functionality of your space, it can also add or take away from your kitchen’s aesthetic. Lights can serve as a focal point in your room or help illuminate the parts of your kitchen you love the most.


Like your lighting selection, your countertop can affect your kitchens usability and look. There are so many kitchen countertops to choose from including, butcher block, granite, marble, and more. Items to consider when shopping around for your new countertops include, your lifestyle, aesthetic choice, your budget, and the maintenance it requires. Taking the time to learn about the pros and cons of each will help you select the right countertop.


Picking out the appliances in your kitchen is a ton of fun. But with so many new and modern kitchen gadgets out there, it’s important to buckle down and identify your priorities. As with everything in your kitchen, kitchen appliances can affect how use your kitchen and how it will look. A helpful tip is to shop around for appliances that are energy-efficient and that are more discrete in order to avoid the look of a visually cluttered space.


There’s no such thing as too much storage when it comes to the kitchen. Having ample storage solutions will ensure that all your kitchen tools and items have a place. Having a dedicated space for everything will make it easier to keep your kitchen organized. There are many creative ways to maximize what you’re working with and eliminate dead space. Some of our favorite storage solutions include hidden pull-out spice racks and pull-out appliance shelving units.

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While designing your dream kitchen can be a lot of fun, it can also be incredibly overwhelming. The options are endless and you may feel a lot of pressure when shopping around for items fit for your space. We hope that this blog on the 5 things to consider when designing your kitchen was helpful. If you’re feeling inspired and need just a tad more guidance, feel free to our design expert, Lisa Packard, for more design help!