February 20, 2018
Fail to Design Your Kitchen, and You’re Designing a Failed Kitchen
August 25, 2017
Whether you spend hours slaving away in a hot kitchen or you are just passing through on the way to an easy-to-reach snack, it is safe to say that the design of this room will be an afterthought, if you even think of it at all.
But ask any kitchen contractor in Maryland or around the globe and you might be surprised to learn that kitchen remodeling relies on more critical design support than any other room in the house. By far.
Think of all the infrastructure it takes to create a working kitchen that appeals to our modern sense of a family home. You need the right plumbing in the right places. You need water in and drainage out. You need ventilation above or around your smoky stove top and you need special nooks built in for large appliances—like the refrigerator or dishwasher.
You might also require a garbage disposal. You need proper lighting (sunlight or electric or both), fans for keeping the room cool in the summer, heat (just like any other room) and storage for a large collection of pots and pans, spices, dry goods, fruit, bread, and beverages. Often you need a dining space built in the kitchen, as well, be it an out-of-the-way corner for a breakfast table or an island that serves as a counter and a food preparation station.
What’s a bedroom? An empty room with nice windows (hopefully) and closets (hopefully) What’s a living room – another empty box of a room with a few designer elements of interest. Nothing, however, puts a strain on the design of a house so much as that room where food is prepared. Every room in the house might be necessary, but the kitchen is where the business of living is conducted.
What’s that expression they say about working on electricity in our home? It’s the one job you don’t want to pass onto amateurs.
Let’s add another job to that short list: The job of designing a kitchen.
Maryland kitchen designers who deal with kitchen renovations day in and day know all of the critical questions you need to ask yourself before diving into a project that could have dire consequences if you do it wrong. And they know the modern answers to these questions.
Yes, modern answers are important. Even if you want an old-style kitchen with a quaint, antique look to it, designing a kitchen is about incorporating modern appliances with the style you like. Not to mention you need to keep up with the local code enforcement officer and with trends that could make or break the resale value of your home. What if you overlooked a recycling system in your new kitchen and found in years to come that your locality all but demands you include recycling in your lifestyle? These are elements a quality kitchen designer in Maryland will be able to inform you of.
Don’t do electric work without a professional on hand; don’t design a kitchen without a professional signing off on it. Too much is at stake to make a mistake. For help with designing your Maryland kitchen, give the professionals at The Bath Doctor a call today!