Merideth Sheahan March 13, 2020 Kitchen Design
Since the 1940s, the idea of the kitchen triangle has dominated. The sink, stove, and refrigerator each make up a point of the triangle and should be within a certain distance to one another for efficiency. Instead of a strict triangle, Black thinks in terms of clustering related activities.
Usage: Be honest about how you currently use your kitchen—and how you want to use your new space. Is it the heart of your home where your family often hangs out, or your solitary retreat? Are you all about dishes that take hours to prepare? Or are you more of a microwave chef?
And if the height of the room permits, upper cabinets or open shelving can be designed to go to the ceiling and make the most of every last bit of space.
During layout planning, Black wants to know how her clients cook. ”What are you doing in here? How do you work? What’s your morning routine?” Black asks.
The kitchen demands a specialist, says Denise Dick, a CMKBD and NKBA member in Carrollton, Texas. ”Just like you go to a doctor specializing in a part of the body,” she says, ”the specialist for that part of the home is the kitchen designer. We understand how it all fits together and why the parts are necessary. You’re going to do it right the first time with a designer.”
If you are new in town or are among the first of your friends to tackle major home renovations, finding a designer might be a challenge. The NKBA offers a locator service that can give you a clear picture of local resources. You can also contact the American Society of Interior Designers to find area professionals. DesignBuild4UChicago also notes that an increasing number of general building contractors and home renovation companies are hiring professional kitchen designers for their staff. Design services offered by a building company might be more affordable than those of independent, private design firms.
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