31 Key Considerations for a Kitchen Remodel
Embarking on a kitchen remodel is no small feat. As the hardest working room in the home, a kitchen requires careful planning and attention to detail, from traffic pattern and seating clearances, countertop and landing area dimensions and cabinet square footage.
Kitchens.com is a fantastic resource for creating a kitchen that maximizes safety and functionality. In addition to its layout ideas, it also provides a list of 31 key considerations (as recommended by the National Kitchen and Bath Association) to review before making important design decisions.
For example, did you know …
The width of a work aisle should be at least 42 inches for one cook and at least 48 inches for multiple cooks.
You should include a section of continuous countertop at least 36 inches wide and 24 inches deep immediately next to a sink.
The recommended total shelf/drawer frontage is 1,400 inches for a small kitchen (150 square feet or less), 1,700 inches for a medium kitchen (151 to 350 square feet) and 2,000 inches for a large kitchen (351 square feet or more).
You should plan for at least 12 inches of landing space on one side of a cooking surface and 15 inches on the other side.
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