While kitchen facilities may be nightmarish efficiently, it can’t be denied that it’s the focal point of the house. This common ground deserves all the attention and the expense. A smart investment, besides the style factor that’s so important nowadays, the utilities play a substantial role. Property values will increase significantly, if the occasion arises to sell and relocate, possibly to greener pastures.
It’s important to be clear about what is expected from the new kitchen. Perhaps the design of the old kitchen was limited. Smart space utility would turn it around. Structural alterations may be required. If necessary, a door and window may have to be bricked up if they’re getting in the way. Plan the areas of the cooking range, worktop and the floor storage units, the sink and the overhead shelves. Size matters for certain and the elderly homes traditionally have smaller kitchen spaces, possibly 4 m X 3 m. It would be a test of creativity to figure out what goes where.
Sketch a detailed floor plan to scale to picture what the structures would look like. What style would be feasible? Ventilation is a must and lighting too. By bricking up the windows and doorway, I now got two complete walls. French doors would lead into the back garden.
Budget reasons made us decide that the plumbing expense could be reduced by maintaining the worktop and sink in precisely the identical position. The fridge would remain where it was and the chance was of more cupboards and working space with the two walls. A breakfast bar would also function as a working table. The sketch being prepared, the work could commence.
Installing the cabinets
You can imagine the mess while the builders were at work. I was busy planning the cabinet positions. DIY experience does help.
At the close of the sink are the breakfast bar in an L shape with two stools. Extra space came from the washing machine that was now in the restroom.
Cupboards went alongside the cooking range on the wall and floor, under the sink and above the sink. Frying pans, sauce pans and oven dishes need to be conveniently near the cooking area.
A sense of the outdoors
Together with the French doors leading to the back garden, an awning would create greater space dimensions and fuse the outer and inner ambiances.