As one of the most highly used rooms in your home, good kitchen design is important. It's a multi-functional space for cooking, dining, and entertaining, and when not laid out well, it can be uncomfortable and annoying. We recommend working with a professional kitchen designer, as doing so will help you avoid some common mistakes.
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1. Deep Base Cabinet Drawers
Deep drawers can hold almost anything you need to store in a base cabinet. Plus, it's much more efficient to just pull the drawer out and have all the contents on view right in front of you than having to open two doors and root around for what you need. Soft-close door hinges and drawer glides are more must-haves. It is worth the small extra charge for these features, which allow you to shut doors and drawers with one efficient push and no slamming.
2. Horizontal Cabinets
For those who want closed wall cabinet storage, take a look at horizontal cabinets. There's only one door you need to open to see everything in the cabinet, and you don't have to step out of the way as you open and close it.
3. Avoid Corner Cabinets
If you can design your kitchen to not have corner cabinets, do so. Corners tend to cause traffic jams in kitchens, and corner cabinets can be awkward to use. If you can't avoid corner cabinets, then at least make them as functional and easy to use as possible with fully rotating lazy Susan's or clever corner drawers.
4. Designated Function Cabinets
Base cabinets tend to become the pit of clutter, so one key way to keep that from happening is by designating each cabinet with a particular function. The options for custom function cabinets are endless nowadays, from food storage containers, to pots and pans to wine glasses. Base cabinets can be as versatile as you need them to be.
5. Custom Pantry System
Custom pantries are increasing in popularity as many homeowners need to knock down walls to achieve an open concept in their home. Most cabinet manufacturers have tall pantry cabinets that will seamlessly blend into the other cabinets of your remodel. Shelving made of stainless steel is cheaper and lighter than wood pantry inserts.
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