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The Perfect Kitchen Layout

The Heart of Your Home

The heart of most homes is the kitchen, where culinary magic takes place, family spends time together, and you entertain guests! The perfect kitchen layout includes plenty of space for all of the must-have amenities, plus room to expand and adapt for future innovations and features.

Whether you’re building your dream home on the tropical islands of Hawaii or the snowy mountain ranges of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, your kitchen layout is essential to the overall flow, comfort, and feel of your home.

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Soho Kitchen & DesignNaples, FL

First and foremost, it’s important to work with a kitchen design expert that you trust. From walking you through the logistics of what can be done and how, to fulfilling your vision for the gorgeous kitchen of your dreams, a kitchen designer and their team can help make the process run smoothly.

Designing the initial layout of your kitchen is step one, but step one dictates the residual steps in the building process. With a trusted kitchen expert by your side, you’ll be able to focus on making your kitchen a dream come to fruition.

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Old Goats Hard GoodsWhitefish, MT

When assessing your kitchen area to begin the design process, begin by thinking about the types of gatherings that will be held here. If you have a large family, like entertaining, or like bringing in caterers to create spectacular feasts, you’ll need a larger space with more amenities.

If this kitchen resides in a secondary home one you are using as more of a retreat or you prefer small intimate gatherings a smaller kitchen will not only meet but most likely exceed expectations with high-end appliances, and top-tier finishings to delight.

Sacrificing on size doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on splendor too. This is the perfect time to incorporate the “must haves” in your kitchen that you have always dreamed about.

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Studio 41Scottsdale, AZ
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Elmar of OregonBend, OR
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Salt DesignPark City, UT
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Fuse Speciality AppliancesMultiple Market

Another important consideration is your personal cooking and eating habits. If you are an avid baker, you may want to prioritize oven space or even add in a double oven. Perhaps consider other delicacies in the kitchen that speak to your hobbies like a rising drawer, large marble countertops for kneading, rolling, and cutting, and a large pantry for dry goods.

If you have a private chef, or like to host catered events, you’ll want to consider implementing additional counter space, stove tops, refrigerators, and dishwashers.

Be sure to mention hobbies, kitchen uses, and the absolute must-haves to your designer since they’ll be able to give you suggestions for adding extra features that will not only fit but also enhance your lifestyle.

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HPM Inc.Hawaii

In addition to the practical elements of designing a layout, you’ll also make choices that determine the flow and the aesthetics of your dream kitchen. Countertop materials, cabinet and wall colors, appliance finishes, hardware, and technology all add to the overall look and feel of your kitchen.

Therefore, these decisions need to be chosen with careful consideration for your final vision. If, for example, you’d like your kitchen to feel like it belongs in a French chateau, you might choose white or cream appliances. If you prefer a more modern look, you might opt for stainless steel.

The perfect kitchen layout does exist and is at the tips of your fingers. Inquire about hiring an industry-leading designer whether it’s in Scottsdale or Okanagan. Enjoy using photos from several of our partners as your inspiration to the dream kitchen you’ve always wanted and most certainly always deserved.


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