While things may slowly be starting to get back to normal, we all know that in some way, we’re never going to go back to the way things were. Life has been very different for many of us, and opened our eyes about the central role home plays in our family’s health, well-being, and group identity. At the same time, putting dinner on the table every day for 50+ days in a row really illustrates what does and doesn’t work well in your kitchen.
If you’re planning a kitchen remodel and need some inspiration, you’ll appreciate these 5 tips from top Newton kitchen designers:
Kitchen Design Tip #1: Think About Where Your Family Really Eats
Take a week and pay attention to when and where your family eats when they’re eating at home. How many meals are eaten at the island, in the built-in breakfast nook, or in other seating areas you have in the kitchen? If these areas don’t see a lot of use – and it’s not unusual for family dining patterns to change as the kids get older – you may want to try reimagining those spaces being put to use differently.
Kitchen Design Tip #2: Think About How Your Family Prepares Food
The type of food you prepare in many ways dictates what you need in your kitchen. For example, if you’re regularly filling up the oven with roasts, casseroles, rolls, side dishes and desserts, it’s worth thinking about whether a double oven is a smart investment for you. For the family that lives a more on-the-go, lots of delivery lifestyle, easy clean convenience is the key to smart kitchen design – there’s no need to invest in serious cooking gear, but you want the dining experience to be superlative.
Kitchen Design Tip #3: Think About How You Want to Feel in Your Kitchen
If ambiance is important in a restaurant, it’s even more important in your home. Defined as a room’s character or mood, ambiance is created through specific design choices. Working with Newton kitchen designers, you can create a uniquely comfortable kitchen that’s tailored to your family’s preferences and style.