If you’re thinking about upgrading your kitchen but aren’t sure where to start, try beginning by thinking about your storage needs. Storage is often one of the biggest frustration points homeowners have with their kitchens – either there’s just not enough room for dishes, pots and pans, cooking gear, and food, or the storage that’s in place isn’t well-designed and easy to use.
Kitchen storage can take several forms, including cabinetry, shelving, islands, and pantries. Determining what option is right for your new kitchen can be a balancing act. One of the advantages of working with an experienced kitchen design firm is you’ll gain access to skilled professionals who can efficiently find the best storage solution for your family’s unique needs.
No one is going to know your family’s unique needs better than you do. Do you have waffles together every Sunday morning as a family? Then finding an easy to access place to store the waffle iron makes sense. If you use your waffle iron only once in a blue moon, then easy to access waffle iron storage becomes less of a priority.
Have a conversation with your family about how they use the kitchen. What do they find challenging or upsetting? What would make their life easier? The ways we use our kitchens can change as family members grow older. Transitioning from a family with small children who eats meals together regularly to a more adult, active lifestyle where family meals happen on weekends and holidays means your storage needs will change. Your Wayland kitchen contractor can help you make the changes that makes the kitchen you have now fit the lifestyle you have now.
After you’ve gotten a clearer picture of how you’d like your new kitchen to look and function, it’s time to loop your Wayland kitchen contractor into the plans. Choosing a design/build contractor means you’ll save money and get your new kitchen faster than you would working with an architect and general contractor.