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If you are in the midst of a kitchen remodel project, you probably want to improve on what you've got. You may find yourself wishing you had more workspace, different shaped cabinets, more kitchen cabinets, a work island and/or more storage.
Before executing layout ideas for your new kitchen, make a wish list of items that would solve the current work problems you have. This list can be used when meeting with a kitchen designer or showroom specialist like those who work for Armstrong, a well known maker of kitchen cabinets. These experts will likely have unique ways to solve your dilemmas. You should draw up plans that allow storage for items near where they will be used.
Cookware shouldn't be crammed into one small space but situated near the cook top in pull-out drawers. Spices should be near this space as well. Dishes should be near the dishwasher so they can be returned quickly after washing. Don't forget to allow enough room for new appliances and -- when picking them out -- consider the size of your kitchen. Side-by-side refrigerator models can be up to 35 inches wide and 69 inches tall. Single door models, which may have fewer high-tech features, can save you three inches in width and at least two inches in height. That may not seem like much, but, as you work with an expert, you'll find it adds up. Do you typically visit the store weekly? Maybe you can opt for smaller appliances to get more storage space if you have a small kitchen layout.
Once you visit Armstrong.com you'll find there are unique, new ways designers have found to give you more space in your kitchen cabinets. These include lazy susan cabinets in the corner and built-in inserts for utensils and other commonly used kitchen items.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|