How to go about designing your kitchen? How to go about designing your kitchen?  

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stolperia eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The process of designing a kitchen needs to start with the collection of basic information about what you want in the completed room and what limitations you may have.

Consider: the type of fixtures you want to have; the amount of storage space you will require; the arrangement of work spaces to allow for efficient use of the area; the location of sources of water, heat, refrigeration, storage; the overall amount of space you have available for the kitchen; if the space will be used for other purposes (eating area, home office, laundry, entertaining or shared cooking); and the budget governing how much you can spend bringing your design through construction and into reality.

The answers to these considerations will help to shape the decisions that need to be made as you start making choices and plans.

rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If resale value is a priority in kitchen design, space should be foremost among considerations in configuring your kitchen. One of the biggest turnoffs among potential homebuyers is a small kitchen, a fact I have become very aware of as I try to sell my own house with a small kitchen.

Know your budget. Know how much you wish to spend on giving your kitchen a makeover. Then, decide the kind of décor you want to design your kitchen with. Your décor reflects your personality. Visit for décor and design ideas.


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