First off, consider the four basic kitchen designs: Island, Galley Kitchen, U-Shaped Kitchen, and L-Shaped Kitchen.
This is your biggest decision, so you should make it your first.
It’s a great idea to use design software to help you visualize your ideas.
When considering your layout, take into account the work triangle, created in 1949 by the Small Home Council of the University of Illinois, to connect the three main areas of the kitchen — the cooking (cooktop or stove), refrigeration storage (refrigerator), and clean up centers (sink) — in an efficient manner. What is the most natural and efficient for you?
Explore where you want the appliances. Once you’ve decided on a layout and your appliances, it’s a good time to visit a showroom.
Be sure to print out your designs and your itemized product list and bring them with you. There you can touch and feel the appliances’ surfaces and fixtures and see if they really live up to your expectations.You may feel differently after you’ve seen the real thing. Above all else, your kitchen should save you time and effort. You want your kitchen to work for you, and we can help make that happen. With that in mind, take inventory of your kitchen’s appliances and tools.