If you’ve ever driven by The Corner Cabinet and wondered how we can help you during your remodel, here is a sneak peek into some of the things that go into design conversations. Whether you know exactly what you want or are still unsure of what your options are, our goal is to help make your dream kitchen a reality. Along the process, we will discuss ways to increase the fit, form, and function of your space.

Space Planning

As you begin to think about what you want for your kitchen, it is tempting to try to fit in as much as possible. While it is fun to fantasize about an industrial-size refrigerator, a 48-inch range, a double wide sink, and an island that seats the whole family, we are here to help you figure which of these elements will work best in the space you have and which ones may need to be scaled down.

When it comes to kitchens, the magic is in the details and planning. When you open the oven door, you still want to be able to walk around it without bumping into an island or when you’re prepping food, you want to make sure your counter space isn’t compromised by a large sink. There are several considerations that are taken into account in the planning of a functional, efficient space.

Traffic Flow

When it comes to the function of your kitchen, it’s important to think about how the space flows — and not just when you’re cooking. For example, on long days spent cooking or baking in the kitchen, the person cooking is probably the only one using the oven, but everyone will want access to the refrigerator and the sink. And daily, the person setting the table for a meal should be able to grab the dishes while staying out of the way of the person who may be cooking. These scenarios and more are what we routinely consider when designing the best flow for your individual space as no kitchen is exactly like another.

Microwave Use

While the microwave/stove vent combination provides a certain level of convenience when it comes to making the most of your space, it is not always the best option because it forces the microwave to be at a certain height which may not be easily accessible for all. When preparing a dish that only uses the microwave, leaning against the stove might not feel like an issue, but when making something that requires stovetop cooking and microwave use, you may find yourself having to lean over a boiling pot in order to get to your microwave.

There are several options available other than over the range microwaves. If you rarely use the microwave, consider a model that is hidden within a cabinet that sits atop the counter. If young children are not a consideration, another great spot is in a base cabinet. This allows for easy access without reaching over the stove.

Ask Our Designers

When you meet with our designers, they will be able to get a sense of how you want to be able to use your kitchen and what your space parameters are to help you determine what will work best in your home. Our goal is make your dream kitchen a reality by offering insights and ideas on how to make it possible.

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