Kitchen Design Basics

  • Establish a Budget

    The cost of kitchen renovations can add up quickly if you don’t establish your budget in advance and stick to it. Even if you’re working with a relatively small budget, you can still create a beautiful kitchen using affordable materials and making reasonable upgrades that have a big visual impact. Give yourself some wiggle room in your budget in case unexpected problems arise while you’re building or renovating.

  • Create a Layout

    There are many different kitchen layouts. Some are open and airy while others are more enclosed but offer additional cabinet space. Consider your space restrains and decide what kitchen features are most important to you when choosing between straight line, U-shaped, L-shaped, and other kitchen layout options. You can make this task much easier by using convenient tools that help you design a kitchen online yourself.

  • Select the Appliances

    Once you know how your kitchen will be laid out, you can select the appliances you want for your kitchen. In addition to the standard oven, microwave, and refrigerator, you may want extra appliances like a steamer, coffee machine, or warming tray. Decide where all of your large appliances will go before you buy them. You’ll also need to decide what color you want your appliances to be.

The Cabinet Layout

When deciding on cabinet space and their design, take all your kitchenware into account and make sure all of your larger bowls and kitchen appliances will have their own place. Once finished, your kitchen cabinets will be some of the most attention-grabbing features of your new kitchen, so design them carefully. These easy tips will help you create a beautiful, functional kitchen.