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Kitchen Design: Creating A Functional and Stylish Space

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and it’s not hard to see why. This room is where meals are prepared, families gather to eat, and countless memories are made. That’s why designing a functional and stylish kitchen is so important.

When planning your kitchen design, consider the following tips to create a space that meets your needs and enhances the overall look of your home.


When planning the layout of your kitchen, it is important to consider the concept of the "working triangle." The working triangle is the imaginary line created by the three main elements of the kitchen: the refrigerator, stove, and sink. These three elements should be located in close proximity to each other to create an efficient and functional kitchen.

The goal of the working triangle is to minimize the distance between these three key elements, reducing the time and effort needed to move from one to another. Ideally, the distance between each element of the triangle should be no greater than 6 feet and no less than 4 feet, with a total triangle perimeter of no more than 26 feet.

In addition to the working triangle, also consider the location of windows and doors, as well as the flow of traffic in the room. A good kitchen layout should allow for easy access to all major appliances and countertops, creating a space that is both functional and enjoyable to use.

When planning your kitchen layout, keep the working triangle in mind to create a functional and efficient kitchen that meets your needs and enhances the overall look of your home.

Cabinetry and Countertops:

Cabinetry and countertops play a major role in the look and functionality of your kitchen. Choose materials that are durable, low-maintenance, and that match the style of your home. Granite and quartz are popular options for countertops, while wood and laminate are popular choices for cabinetry.


When selecting appliances, consider both form and function. Look for appliances that are energy-efficient and that fit well with the design of your kitchen. Choose appliances in neutral colors, such as stainless steel, so that they blend well with your overall kitchen design.


Proper lighting is crucial in a kitchen. Consider a combination of general lighting with pot-lights, task lighting, such as under-cabinet lights, and ambient lighting, such as pendant lights, to create a well-lit space.


When it comes to flooring, durability and ease of maintenance should be your top priorities. Tile and hardwood are popular choices for kitchens, but consider the amount and type of traffic in the room when making your decision.

The design of your kitchen is a key factor in creating a functional and stylish space in your home. When planning your kitchen, consider the layout, cabinetry and countertops, appliances, lighting, and flooring to create a space that meets your needs and enhances the look of your home. Contact AutumnHill Homes today to start your journey to a new kitchen.


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