With the popularity of cooking shows such as “Chopped” and “Iron Chef”, many Rhode Island families are turning back to the basics of cooking and eating together. Current trends in kitchen design showcase how families can interact more comfortably as they cook as a team.
For many, kitchen remodeling becomes a necessity as cooking is no longer just the purview of the woman of the house. The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” is sometimes amazingly accurate if your space is limited or poorly designed. How can you embrace the new trend of cooking together with a re-designed kitchen?
One popular solution is the utilization of kitchen zones. Simply put, with this design, the work done in kitchens is categorized according to a logical workflow. For instance, food preparation areas are separated from cooking areas, cooking areas are separated from dining areas, and so on. How does this help?
Consider the way you actually use your kitchen. Convenience of access is key. For instance, are your dishes and glasses stored close to the sink area, or are you forever walking a few extra steps to put clean dishes away? Is your pantry close to your stove, or are items you need always slightly out of reach? If there is more than one person involved in food preparation, is there adequate counter space on which to work?
A thoughtful kitchen re-design can greatly improve the ease and efficiency of your kitchen, while making it a place where your family will enjoy working and eating together for years to come. As a bonus, you can also include updated, more energy-efficient appliances in a well-planned remodel, along with beautiful cabinets, stunning countertops and flooring options that will make your kitchen sing. If you would like to discuss how your kitchen can be remodeled to more conveniently fit your lifestyle, please contact us. We will listen to your kitchen design wish list and help you find the right fit for your home.