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Form Meets Function - Top Ways To Make Your Kitchen User-Friendly

Form meets function top ways to make your kitchen user friendly

In most homes, kitchens fall into two categories: beautiful or functional. Without proper planning, it's impossible to have a space where the two converge.

That can all be changed with the expertise of a reputable remodeling contractor and some ideas to implement for a more user-friendly culinary space. The best part of living for years with a kitchen that's never really worked well for you is that you should have a list of grievances that can be seen as opportunities for areas of improvement!

When you start planning your kitchen remodeling, make sure you have plans in mind to change what you don't like. Add to that some valuable tips for making your kitchen even easier, and you may never want to leave this room.

Tricks To Use For Improving Your Kitchen

Your kitchen may be too small, or the island placement is more of a hurdle, interrupting the natural flow. It probably needs some updates since you bought the house several years ago. But what about some of the best ways to help make your kitchen work better for you?

Maximize lighting - It's better to err on the side of having more lighting than you think you'll need because you don't have to use it all the time anyway. A frequent complaint homeowners have even after renovations is there's not enough lighting, which is instrumental in measuring, chopping, decorating, and other tasks.

Have plenty of landing pads - There's nothing worse than taking something hot out of the oven and suddenly realizing there's nowhere free to set the pan down. Heavy pots, hot items from the microwave, or a pan that's practically splashing over the sides are all things that need an immediate home until the next step.

Wide walkways with concise traffic flow - Whether you're carrying groceries or there are two of you moving around the kitchen putting a meal together, make the space safe and easy to use with wide pathways and a clear direction to flow in.

Want More Advice?

Contact Crosby Contracting for more tips on a cohesive and beautiful kitchen. Even better, call us to request our remodeling contractor services in Lexington, and let us skillfully handle your kitchen remodeling. We're the top local team for remodeling and renovations, so let us show you the potential your home has by bringing your vision for it to life.


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