5 Tips to a Functional Kitchen

5 Tips to a Functional Kitchen

Creating the perfect kitchen layout when doing a kitchen remodel can make all the difference in creating a functional kitchen that works for you and your family. Here are a few tips to help you create a functional kitchen.


Will It Work?

When planning your Gilbert kitchen remodel it is important that you decide on how you want your kitchen space to work for you. You will want to take into consideration how much you cook, what appliances you use the most, as well as how many people are in the kitchen interacting with you while you cook. Knowing your personal wants and needs is the only way you can create a functional kitchen that works for you.



Organization is key to creating a functional kitchen. When planning your kitchen remodel decide how you want to organize everything, such as spices, cooking and baking utensils, and cookware, etc. Keeping your Gilbert kitchen free of clutter can help make your kitchen functional even without doing a large kitchen remodel.


The Layout

You can choose different layout designs for your kitchen in order to make it more functional. There is the traditional work triangle that separates your sink, refrigerator, and stove, creating a more practical work area. Then there is the galley layout, which creates a walk-through kitchen by having two walls with parallel countertops opposite of each other.


Create More Space

It is important to have a good amount of space in your kitchen by having an open floor plan because this is where everyone tends to gather when you are cooking. However, there usually is not enough countertop space. During your Gilbert kitchen remodel be sure to add more countertops so you give yourself plenty of room to do your cooking and baking, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to cook and not being able to find something because everything is piled on what little counter space you do have.


Adding a Kitchen Island

One way you can kill two birds with one stone, is to add a kitchen island to your Gilbert kitchen. By adding a kitchen island you are adding more storage space, as well as more countertop space. A kitchen island is also great for when you have gatherings because it allows everyone to gather around the island, allowing you to still have all of the remaining countertop space in the kitchen to use for cooking and not be so cramped.