Hey there! Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite room in the home…the kitchen! Everyone knows it’s the heart of the home where people gather around for good food and good times with family and friends. If you’re thinking of upgrading your kitchen, I’ve got some useful tips for you today.
Did you know there are six main types of kitchen layouts? There is a one-wall kitchen which is most commonly seen in loft style apartments. This consists of one main wall and counter top along the back wall. You’ll also find L-shaped kitchens. These types of kitchens are shaped just like their name with the kitchen located in a corner. Another style is the galley kitchen, which is a long slender kitchen with countertops running down both sides. You might also find a horseshoe shaped kitchen with is a three-quarter square. Let’s not forget about the peninsula kitchen which is similar to an L-shape but has a long counter setting out like a, you guessed it, a peninsula. Finally, you’ll also see the island style kitchen. This one is the most popular in the DFW metroplex. It consists of a counter in the center of the kitchen on its own.
If you are planning to redesign a kitchen, and have no idea where to start, you can utilize a room layout designer. There are free ones you can find online  by typing “kitchen layout designer” into the search engine. You can also invest in a kitchen design expert. It’s helpful to take time planning the layout so you can utilize the function and efficiency of your kitchen. Keep in mind the traffic flow in and around your kitchen when you’re planning this. Doing so will help you design the space to meet your needs much better. 
Another thing to remember when deciding on your kitchen is that form should follow function. This basically means that your kitchen layout needs to function well and be a part of the design flow. This could mean keeping a large area of countertop for food prep near the stove to making sure often used drawers and cabinets are within reach. If you like to cook a lot maybe it would be useful for you to install a double oven. The point is a kitchen not only needs to look beautiful, but it also needs to perform well too.
Keep this tips in mind if you’re thinking about designing a kitchen. Or maybe you’re searching for a home with the perfect kitchen. Either way, think about the layout and the way the kitchen is going to be used to make sure it’s beautiful and functional for years to come. This is the most used room in your home, so you want to make sure it’s an enjoyable space.
Here at the Clayton Collins Team at Keller Williams Realty in Fort Worth, we are your real estate experts. Give our team a call today so we can help you find your dream kitchen today. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to deliver exactly what you’re looking for.