Kitchen Remodeling Series: Kitchen Design Layouts Based on your Cooking Style

December 7th, 2011

A kitchen remodeling project is exciting when you consider the style and decor choices of your new design, however you should also consider the layout at the beginning stages of remodeling. There are options for kitchen layout design that enhance your space and give you a custom fit based on your cooking style. Great kitchen layouts don’t just happen; they are carefully and strategically planned from the onset of the project. Proper kitchen layout is a specialty of kitchen designers who work with their clients to ensure personal preference and best fit.

Consider looking at kitchen layout as the celebrity chef would plan based on their culinary cooking style. Below are some questions to ask yourself about your style of cooking and entertaining:

  • Do I enjoy cooking and meal planning?

The Rachael Ray Kitchen

Your idea of creating tasty, wholesome meals with all your recipe resources, planning space, and convenient preparation areas aligned in perfect harmony is your idea of the perfect kitchen. A kitchen office nook is perfect in this case. Designers sometimes use the standard triangular method to position the preparation, cooking, and cleanup all within comfortable distant.

  • Do I enjoy entertaining and leave the catering to professionals?

The Martha Stewart Kitchen

This kitchen layout provides gathering space for guests to chat, plenty of counter space for ample food and serving presentation, and a natural flow from the living, dining, or family room. Storage of china, linens, small appliances, and large serving pieces may be conveniently placed near or within the dining areas. Think of the butler’s pantry.

  • Do I enjoy elaborate meals and the art of culinary?

The Wolfgang Puck Kitchen

The layout of this kitchen needs to be designed around state of the art appliances, ample storage, and professional prep areas. Proximity to stove, cookware, utensils and general work area are important for the wannabe chef. The layout may include increased space for a six burner stove, double oven, and walk-in cold storage.

Each of the preferences lend themselves to custom layout and kitchen design based on the functions of the space. Don’t skip taking this important step of planning the layout of your kitchen remodeling project. Your remodel will go much smoother with professional kitchen remodeler planning.