A Guide to Your Kitchen’s Flow
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Every kitchen features its own unique flow. From small modern apartment kitchens to large Tuscan-style kitchens, understanding the flow of a kitchen space is key when renovating or adding new fixtures.
By understanding a kitchen’s flow, it is easier to create a design that will utilize the space in the best way possible. The following guide will help homeowners determine their own kitchen’s flow with tips on how to best use the room’s design.
The first step to determining a kitchen’s flow is to walk through the kitchen, making note of every available walkway. In smaller kitchens, there may only be enough room for one-way traffic. In larger kitchens, walkways might span around islands and require more steps to reach the other side of the room.
Walkways are an important place to begin a kitchen’s design.
For example, homeowners with busy families will want to keep stoves away from areas where children walk through and potentially bump into pot and pan handles.
Work on decluttering any walkway space and reducing the amount of traffic through the cooking area.
Another key to improving the workflow of a kitchen is to focus on increasing efficiency. For example, if the kitchen sink is far away from the stove, homeowners might consider adding in a pot filler above the stove rather than moving the entire appliance in a costly remodel. This makes it easier to fill pots and pans without requiring a massive renovation.
Organize the room in zones, taking note of what accessories could lessen the need for running to and fro in the kitchen.
Create a Functional Island
Islands are a great way to add to a kitchen without redoing the entire space. Consider creating a functional island space to help improve a kitchen’s flow.
For example, adding a wet bar to the kitchen island could make it easier to tackle meal prep without getting in the way of someone else doing dishes.
Avoid a Cramped Space
For smaller kitchens, cutting down on the cramped feel of the space is key. Getting rid of clutter, organizing the counter space, and investing in sleek fixtures are a must.
For example, a wall-mount kitchen faucet can free up sink space, opening up the area.
Kingston Brass Offers Kitchen Inspiration
For homeowners looking to improve their kitchen’s flow, the first step is understanding the current layout of the room. The second step is turning to Kingston Brass for kitchen inspiration. Kingston Brass carries a quality selection of kitchen faucets, sinks and accessories perfect for improving the workflow of any kitchen. Additionally, with a wide variety of styles, designs, and finishes, there is a kitchen product to match any homeowners’ preference.