The process of redesigning your kitchen can achieve more than just adding more space and storage. You can also make it more ergonomic and accessible. After all, once your kitchen remodel is completed, you will want to spend more time inside it. That time should be spent as comfortably as possible!
Focus on the Work Triangle
You may be wondering what the term “work triangle” means. It just refers to the area connecting the refrigerator, stove, and sink. Focusing on this can make your kitchen easier to navigate, which is more valuable than money. You don’t want your kitchen to feel too cramped, so these elements should not be right on top of each other; all the same, you don’t want to have wasted motion slow down the process of preparing a meal or getting the kitchen clean after you’re done with the cooking. Striking the balance between open space and close proximity is the key to help your kitchen feel more ergonomic.
Consider the Height of the Countertop
The countertop also matters. Many homeowners would consider this to be common sense, but you would be surprised by how often the countertops aren’t optimized for the people who rely on them every day. Installing the countertops at a custom height can make more of a difference than you might expect. This can help make meal preparation easier because you could spend some time sitting down and reduce the strain on your back and shoulders.
Make Cabinets More Accessible
If anyone in your family has mobility challenges, then they’ll appreciate the cabinets being more accessible. Pull-down shelves are better suited for upper cabinets, and pull-out drawers are suited for cabinets at waist-height or below. This minimizes the need to bend over or kneel and dig for whatever items you are trying to store or retrieve.
Reorganize the Kitchen
Finally, plan out how you wish to reorganize the kitchen. Clutter and disorganization can be just as overwhelming as a sink full of dirty dishes. Now think about what happens when you have a broken dishwasher. This situation feels even more out of control when used cookware is left out all over the stovetop with food residue still on them. Bringing order to your kitchen can help reduce feelings of anxiety and irritation and make your kitchen a happier place to be. Think about where the cups, dishes, and cutlery will make more sense from a storage perspective. Then move onto foodstuffs and snacks, and then finish by putting smaller appliances somewhere they won’t take up valuable counter space.
Home Improvement by Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform and beautify your home in Maryland and Virginia this fall with affordable kitchen remodeling services that will exceed your expectations. With our reasonable prices and flawless customer service, you will love the results. If you’re ready for a free quote, visit us online or give us a call at 1-844-320-9847. If you’d like to see our previous projects, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.