Considerations when redesigning your kitchen, from a certified kitchen designer
1) A Livable Layout. The most important thing is the distance from the cooktop to the sink; it should be as direct as possible. The configuration of your kitchen should be able to pass the “pasta test,” meaning you don’t want to carry a large pot of boiling water too far!
2) Organizational Fixes. Anything that gives access to otherwise unusable, “dead” space is a must. For example, pullout pilasters or magic corners are helpful fixes.
3) Outstanding Details. Since you are investing in updating your space, you want it to stand out. Architectural and decorative elements such as pilasters and crown and frieze moldings can make a statement as well as personalize your space to suit your style.
4) What’s Next. Hidden electronic pop-out storage systems. Great for saving space and efficiently organizing your things—plus, it’s just plain cool!
Jacqueline Weeman has 15 years experience in kitchen design and is currently the managing design director of Clive Christian New York.