In many homes, the kitchen is often a center of activity and it is important to consider your needs and those of your family's while designing your new kitchen.
Kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, and major appliances
are four key components of a kitchen design. The integration of these four components with a well-designed work flow will go a long way toward ensuring a successful kitchen remodeling project. It is helpful to develop a master plan before starting such a major undertaking. This plan is often arrived at with the help of an architect, interior decorator, and contractor if one is used. Having a plan helps you to work within your budget and balance the costs of construction materials, cabinetry, appliances, and labor.
The five basic kitchen layouts are one-wall, galley, L-shaped, U-shaped, and wraparound. The size of your kitchen and its traffic patterns, as well as the way your family uses the kitchen, can often dictate its general layout. Window locations and ventilation factors can also influence the kitchen sink and major appliance locations as well as the placement of cabinets and work surfaces.
It is also important to do research into the details such as electrical line routing, water pipes, drains, vent flues, and so on. The placement of these utility lines can be a major consideration in the construction and costs associated with a kitchen construction project.