A kitchen renovation can be one of the best ways to increase your property value with a remodel, a home improvement that is known to have a high ROI. It can also make your home dramatically more functional, allowing you to create a space that makes sense for your lifestyle and household.
Beyond choosing the finishes you like, selecting your dream appliances, and prioritizing your desire for durability, the layout comes first. Choosing the right layout for your kitchen renovation can be a challenge, and we are here to help.
Our designers use top of the line 3D technology to help you visualize your design choices, and can adjust the design until it is exactly to your satisfaction. Contact us any time to get started on dreaming up your kitchen renovation, or keep reading for inspiration for your new kitchen’s layout.
What Layouts are Popular in a Kitchen Renovation?
The most traditional kitchen layout is the work triangle. This is likely what you are familiar with, and it is highly practical and functional for most households, in which the sink, refrigerator, and stove are all located in a triangular formation so that you can efficiently move between the three while cooking.
While this is the classic kitchen layout choice, it has become somewhat outdated as kitchens have become more than just a space in which to prepare and cook food. Kitchens now are used as the hub of the home, where family meetings, entertaining, and more take place. Many households also enjoy cooking together, and would prefer multiple separate zones in the kitchen to accommodate “too many cooks in the kitchen.”
The kitchen triangle was first conceptualized in the 1940s, when the typical kitchen was a small room of the home, separated from the rest of the living space, where just one person was cooking. It may still be the right layout for you, but consider if some of the newer configurations might be a better fit.
Most people renovating their kitchens today want to include an island, or even multiple islands, in the design that boast stunning kitchen countertops. The introduction of an island drastically changes the flow from the 1940s floor plan, adding an entirely separate space. The island might include one or two of the island components, or it might be purely prep space. An island can also double as a bar space to make it an eat-in kitchen.
Separate Range and Oven
Some kitchens benefit from separating the range from the oven, rather than using one combined appliance. When you separate the two, your options open up. Consider installing your range in a space that faces the rest of the living area, allowing you to remain involved in whatever is happening in the home while you cook.
You may want to install a double oven or wall oven, and perhaps in a different location that your range. Take some time to consider any pain points or common traffic jam sites in your current layout and whether separating the stove and oven may eliminate these issues.
Your luxury kitchen renovation might feature more than just a refrigerator, oven, stove, and sink. Are there any other appliances you want to build into the design? Some of the components that you may want to work into the layout might include:
- Warming drawers
- Built in microwave
- Built in ice machine
- Appliance garage for small countertop appliances
- Built in coffee machine
- Wine fridge
- Drinking fountain
You may also decide that some appliances would be better in a large walk-in pantry. Make a list of what your dream kitchen would include and how you want to use the space before meeting with our designers so we can help you design a layout that will be as functional as it is beautiful.