When you have grown tired of your current kitchen, you can choose to renovate or remodel the space. Some people use these terms interchangeably, but they mean two different things. A kitchen renovation refers to changes that are usually cosmetic, such as updating your countertops or refinishing your cabinetry. Kitchen remodeling, on the other hand, involves larger changes that have more to do with the layout and functionality of a space.
If you have found that the layout of your current kitchen doesn’t serve your needs as well as you would like, kitchen remodeling can change that. Here are three layouts for your consideration:
- Island Kitchen- Island kitchens are one of the most popular layouts for many reasons. An island increases your counter space, which makes food preparation easier. It also increases your cabinet space so you can store appliances, kitchen tools, and ingredients. In addition, islands are great for open-concept homes because they create a more defined space.
- U-Shaped Kitchen- A U-shaped kitchen uses three walls and resembles a horseshoe. It is a great layout if you have a big family and there are often multiple people in the kitchen. This is because it provides everyone with enough space to work without getting in each other’s way.
- Galley Kitchen- Many kitchen layouts are designed with the “work triangle” in mind. The work triangle refers to the triangular placement of the refrigerator, sink, and stove to maximize efficiency in the kitchen. A galley kitchen has parallel walls that make it the ideal choice if you want to operate within that triangle without moving around too much.
If you need kitchen remodeling, we serve those in and around Durham, North Carolina, and we would be happy to answer your questions.