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3 Functional Design Ideas for Kitchens

No matter the size of your kitchen, you can only truly make the most of it when it’s functional. This is why aside from looking for the best local kitchen remodeling contractors for your project, you have to make sure that you’re getting a truly functional kitchen design. At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Charlotte, we can provide you with just that. Here are some of our design recommendations:

1. Know Common Guidelines

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) offers proven guidelines that help to ensure a kitchen space is functional. For example, if a kitchen has only one sink, NKBA recommends that it be located across from or adjacent to the cooking surface and refrigerator. A dishwasher should be located no more than 36 inches from the nearest sink or prep area for maximum convenience, and the sink should be flanked on each side by a landing area.

2. Have a Place for Everyone

People naturally gather in kitchens. While you’re busy cooking, your friends or family might watch what you’re doing and hang out. Unfortunately, too many people in the kitchen can hamper your movements. Fortunately, you don’t have to ban anyone from the room, you just have to make sure there’s a spot for everyone. This can be as simple as putting bar stools at the other side of your cooking counter or as elaborate as having a kitchen nook installed.

3. Don’t Skimp on Lighting

Traditional kitchen remodeling favors making spaces look bigger. There are different ways to achieve this effect, but one of the easiest is to add lighting. Depending on what you currently have, this can mean installing windows or skylights to let in natural light during the day or setting up task lighting to illuminate work spaces.

Your Dream Kitchen, Realized

At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Charlotte, we are passionate about bringing your dream home to life. We’re a full-service remodeling company, so you can count on us for all your needs, from design to construction, ensuring you have everything you need in one place. To learn more about what we can do for you and your home, just give us a call at (704) 243-8887. Let’s start a conversation today!

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