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How Does Kitchen Remodeling Help
Increasing Your Homes Value – When you do a Kitchen Remodeling project to expand or remodel, it is not only good for your homes value but it helps bring your Family & Friends together. Our Licensed Remodeling Company can help with increasing your kitchen’s size, adding custom cabinetry, creating walls to separate the space, and more.
No Kitchens are the Same – We know each home is unique & so are each of you. Our Kitchen Remodel Company takes pride in creating Custom Kitchen Remodel ideas that are designed to your lifestyle. With over 30 Years as a Licensed Kitchen Remodel & Design Company, trust in us at HydraDry to manage your project on time & effectively.
Kitchen Floor Plan Ideas
Each and every kitchen that we design is different than the prior. The traditional kitchen layout is based on the idea of creating a work triangle, with imaginary lines drawn between the sink, range, and refrigerator.
If you’ll have multiple cooks working in the kitchen, you might want to think about the room design in terms of zones or workstations devoted to specific tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and storage.
Single Wall – This space-saving plan works most efficiently when the sink is centered on the wall and flanked by the refrigerator and the cooktop or range. If possible, allow 4 feet of counter on each side of the sink to provide plenty of space for food prep and cleanup. This solution for Kitchen Remodeling is ideal for a smaller kitchen.
Two Wall Galley – Parallel walls contain three workstations. This compact plan lets the cook move easily between areas. But, traffic will interfere unless there is at least 4 feet of space between counters. Ideally, sit the sink and refrigerator on one wall and the cooktop on the other. This design allows ease of access while cooking and preparing meals in your new Kitchen.
L Shaped with Island – L Shape with Island with workstations on two adjacent walls, this plan adds an island. This plan works best in a 10×10-foot or larger room and makes space for a second cook; it routes traffic out of the L’s crook. The larger the kitchen, the more options you have for a complete Remodel & Design.
U Shape – This floor plan is most efficient with one workstation on each of the three walls. The primary cook can pivot from one station to another, while the second cook shares one leg of the triangle. The base of the U should be at least 8 feet long to help cooks feel comfortable.
U Shape with Island – Installing a sink or cooktop in the island allows multiple cooks to work at the same time. Plan 42 inches of aisle space on all sides of the island. (In a two cook kitchen, 48 inches is even better.) Island plans are less efficient when workstations are on opposite walls.
Multiple Work Zones – Featuring two walls and an island in the work core, this kitchen offers multiple prep areas so two cooks need not cross each other’s path while they work. A butler’s pantry and walk-in food pantry offer plentiful storage and additional prep and entertaining space within easy reach of the primary work zones.
Designing the Kitchen Space
Taking proper measurements ensures that your New Kitchen Remodel is functional, comfortable, and safe to use. The below mentioned measurements are recommended and suggested minimums. The following recommendations were adapted from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines. Visit nkba.org for more guidelines.
Walkways – Your walkways should be 36 inches wide.
Work Aisles – The width of your work aisles should be at least 42 inches in a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches in kitchens designed for multiple cooks. A U-shape kitchen should include a clearance of 60 inches between opposite walls.
Sink – If your kitchen has one sink, locate it next to or across from the cooking surface or refrigerator. For a primary sink, provide a continuous countertop at least 36 inches wide right next to the sink. For a cleanup and prep sink, provide a 24-inch-wide landing area to one side of the sink and an 18-inch-wide landing area on the other.
Cook Top – Include a 12-inch-wide landing area on one side of the cook top and a 15-inch-wide landing area on the other. (Landing areas should be at the same height as the cook top.) Allow 24 inches of clearance above cook top (30 inches if there is unprotected cabinetry above it)
Countertops – The standard countertop height is 36 inches; maximum is 45 inches. Allow 15 inches of space between the countertop and the bottom of upper cabinets. A total of 158 inches of countertop space is needed to accommodate landing area, prep and work area, and storage.
Food Prep Area – Include a 36-inch-wide work surface for each cook (adjacent to a water source).
Dishwasher – Locate the dishwasher no more than 36 inches from the cleanup and prep sink.
Refrigerator – Provide a 15-inch landing area on the handle side of the refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area on both sides of a side-by-side refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area no more than 48 inches across from the front of the refrigerator; or a 15-inch landing area above or adjacent to an under counter refrigerator.
Microwave Oven – The bottom of the microwave oven should be 3 inches below the principal user’s shoulder but no more than 54 inches above floor. Provide a 15-inch-wide countertop space above, below, or on handle side of the microwave oven.
Oven – Provide a 15-inch-wide counter space above or adjacent, or on an island or peninsula no more than 48 inches away.
Bar Counter – The height should be between 28 and 45 inches. Provide a knee space between 12 and 18 inches.
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