What Makes a Kitchen Functional?



Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a home cook, it is important that you have a kitchen space that is as functional as it is aesthetically appealing. Functionality is vital for efficiency, comfort and enjoyment while doing essential kitchen tasks and other activities, like dining with your family or socializing with guests.

In this blog post, local home remodel contractor DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville shares the essentials that make a kitchen functional. 

Ample Storage

Having ample storage is a non-negotiable when designing a functional kitchen is ample storage. Sufficient storage space for your kitchen essentials, from pots and pans to pantry staples and utensils, help keep the space organized and free of clutter. Strategic placement and design of cabinets, drawers, and pantry shelves make these items easy to access, ensuring efficient workflow while preparing and cooking meals.

Efficient Layout

A functional kitchen also has an efficient layout that maximizes workflow and reduces unnecessary steps, ensuring a seamless cooking experience. The classic work triangle, which includes the sink, stove, and refrigerator, should be optimized to create an efficient workflow. Having ample counter space for food preparation and adequate clearance around appliances are vital in ensuring the functionality of the layout.

Quality Appliances

When planning your kitchen remodel, be sure to take appliances into account. From the stove and refrigerator to the dishwasher and microwave, reliable appliances make it easy to handle every task involved during the meal preparation and cooking process. Consider energy efficiency, durability and features that align with your needs when choosing any of these appliances.

Proper Lighting

Never disregard proper lighting when designing a functional kitchen, as it helps ensure safety and ease of performing kitchen tasks. Adequate ambient lighting illuminates and sets the mood for the entire space. Task lighting, which includes under-cabinet lights and pendant lights above the island or sink, provides focused illumination for specific kitchen tasks. Maximize windows or incorporate skylights into your kitchen design as well, since natural lighting is beneficial for meal prep and cooking during the day.

Thoughtful Accessories

Accessorizing can also enhance your kitchen’s functionality. Incorporating custom solutions such as a pull-out pantry, spice rack, or utensil organizer optimizes storage space. Streamline efficient workflow with other add-ons such as a pot filler faucet, built-in recycling bin, or adjustable shelving.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

As a leading kitchen renovation contractor in the local area, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville is ready to create a kitchen layout that meets your vision and expectations. Call us today at (256) 670-1834, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation. We serve homeowners in Huntsville and the nearby communities of Madison, New Hope, Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, Triana, Meridianville, Moores Mill, Redstone Arsenal, Harvest and Hazel Green.

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