Ways to Improve Kitchen Functionality

By Acme Homes 5-23-2023

Many memories are made in the kitchen. It is an integral part of the home. We know that. Which is why we always make creating beautiful and functional kitchens a priority in all of our Acme homes. Even still, there may be adjustments that you wish to make to your kitchen through the years. When you do, here are some things to keep in mind that will always improve the functionality of this space and make it a pleasant place to spend time in.

Optimize Your Kitchen Layout

A well-designed kitchen layout can make a big difference in how functional and user-friendly your kitchen is. Consider the "work triangle" between the sink, stove, and refrigerator, and make sure they are arranged in a way that minimizes the distance between them. It's also important to have enough counter space for food preparation and a clear path for traffic flow.

Choose the Right Cabinet Height

The height of your kitchen cabinets can also affect your kitchen's functionality. For example, lower cabinets are better for storing heavy items, while upper cabinets are more suitable for lighter items that you use frequently. You may also want to consider open shelving, which can make it easier to access frequently used items. Ultimately, just choosing a cabinet height that will not cause you to bump your head often or leave you stretching to open them is ideal.

Install Pull-Out Shelves and Drawers

Installing pull-out shelves and drawers can make a world of difference when trying to access items that get pushed to the back of cabinets. Afterall, you want to be able to utilize all the deep storage space you have, but you also don’t want it to be a frustrating experience trying to find the item you need. Pull-out shelves and drawers can make it simple and easy to utilize all your space and retrieve items at the same time.

Maximize Vertical Storage

In a small kitchen, vertical storage can be a lifesaver. Consider installing shelving or cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling. This can give you extra storage space for items that you don't use as often.

Add Lighting

Good lighting is essential for a functional kitchen. Make sure you have adequate overhead lighting and consider adding under-cabinet lighting to make it easier to see what you're working on.

Invest in Quality Appliances

High-quality appliances can make cooking and cleaning easier and more enjoyable. Look for appliances that are energy-efficient, easy to use, and easy to clean.

By implementing these tips, you can create a more functional and efficient kitchen that makes meal prep and cleanup a breeze. Ditch all the bumped heads, scrambling, frustration of inefficient kitchen designs with these tips in mind.