Are you thinking of changing the way your kitchen looks? Have you browsed through hundreds of options but still confused? How about sticking to some of the evergreen styles and layouts which will help you to build your dream kitchen? Kitchen is called the 'heart' of every home. And if you are having a kitchen that lacks the oomph factor, then it is time to renovate it. Whether you plan to stay in the same home or want to sell it anytime soon, a good-looking kitchen is ideal in both the situations. When you want to renovate your kitchen, it is safe to stick to some of the evergreen styles and layouts. Following are some of the styles which can give your kitchen the personality it deserves: Contemporary Kitchen, A kitchen is no longer a place to cook food. It is now a place where you can eat, socialize and catch up with your family. A contemporary kitchen can serve as the best place to meet & greet and have meals at the same time. It is a highly functional and modern style which helps you to double up your kitchen as a hang-out place.
Of course, if you don't create an addition to the house, and just remove or relocate a wall(s), you then have infringed upon a contiguous space and decreased its size, so you have to weigh which option is the best for you. Is it worth giving up the other space to increase the size of the kitchen? In my experience, if you can do without the adjoining space, it is much better to devote that extra space to the kitchen. When you plan to remove or relocate a wall(s), the key factor to determine is, by so doing, will you encounter a load-bearing situation? This occurs when the wall(s) is part of the support system for the structure of the house. Usually a contractor can determine this. If the contractor is uncertain, you will need to have a structural engineer examine the structure to make that determination. If it is non load-bearing, when you are ready to start construction, the contractor can proceed to build out the space per the new plan. If it is a load-bearing issue, your local building authority will require that you retain a structural engineer or an architect to design a structural solution for removing or relocating the wall(s).
Pros: Excellent choice for a typical medium sized kitchen. If laid out properly this is an extremely efficient kitchen to cook in. If space permits an island or peninsula can add additional storage and function. Cons: Household traffic can interfere with work triangle. Reduce traffic by placing the refrigerator at the end of one leg of the L shape. Microwave/hood combo is most efficient use of space but not great for maximum ventilation. U-SHAPED. The U shape kitchen is a close cousin to the L shape but offers more storage and counter space. In the U shape, however, you will have two inside corner situations to address. Lazy susan cabinets, blind corner cabinets and magic corner cabinets are all possibilities here. This kitchen layout is suitable for larger kitchens and can be enhanced by adding a kitchen island. Should you decide to use an island try to have no less than 42" of clear walking space around the island. The addition of an island will likely break up the flow of a traditional work triangle so you may wish to consider the idea of incorporating another work zone to add functionality to this plan.
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