Tips for Creating a Well-Designed Kitchen Space

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
by AMAC, D.J. Wilson

Thinking of redoing your kitchen cabinets? While one might be wholeheartedly concentrating on durability and aesthetics to include door color and style, and drawer knobs and pulls, there is something significant that should not be overlooked. That important thing is function. Nowadays we have more  kitchen gadgets than generations before. We own coffee and espresso makers, toaster and toaster ovens, air fryers, indoor grills, food processors, bread machines, mixers, blenders, slicers, and more. Get the picture? What’s the overlapping theme? Having all these modern-day appliances usurps valuable space. While it’s possible to eliminate infrequently used gadgets, often we keep them “just-in-case we need them.” So now, more than ever before, having functional storage is key to having an organized and efficient kitchen space that works well. This could mean extending cabinets floor to ceiling and installing kitchen islands to maximize storage space. Over the years, ingenious designs have come a long way. Here are some newer custom options worth consideration:  

Above are some smart ideas to consider when customizing a kitchen space. The average kitchen remodel costs roughly between $14,000 on the extreme low-end to $40,000 and upward. These price differentials occur based on square footage, general contractor and labor costs, cabinets and countertop materials, and other factors specific to a kitchen remodel. Since it’s pricey to remodel and customize a kitchen, a great option is to retrofit older spaces using store-bought and easy to assemble organizing products that serve similar purposes. For example, one may simply mount a lid rack inside an existing cabinet, add an installation-free expandable tiered spice rack to a cabinet, or repurpose a sturdy file folder divider to separate and store cookie sheets; low cost options that can add function and value to a kitchen.

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