Key Elements of Good Kitchen Design Online

Good kitchen design online implements several key elements:

Work Triangle – This is the distance between the stove, refrigerator, and sink. These are the three “focal points” of your kitchen, and together they form the work triangle. It’s important to think about the work triangle as you do your kitchen design online. Minimizing the distance between them and maximizing accessibility will make it easier to prepare food, cook, and clean.

I recommend taking a sheet of paper and making a rough sketch of the layout of your kitchen. Where is your fridge located in relation to your stove? Are they next to each other? Are they opposite each other? Where is your sink located? Could it be relocated to a more practical spot? Ask yourself these questions as you plan your kitchen design online.

There is no set in stone rule about where to place these appliances. Just keep the work triangle in mind, use your common sense, and go with what feels right to you.

Space – Not everyone is blessed with having a large area for their kitchen. And not everyone can afford to take down a wall (or two). But it is still possible to maximize the space that you DO have for optimum convenience. Often all it takes is rearranging the layout of the kitchen, or buying more compact appliances that don’t take up as much space. Proper use of colors and decoration can also go a long way in making a kitchen seem larger than it really is.

If there are only going to be one or two people actively using the kitchen, you might not need as much counter space as you think you do. Use this space instead for something else, or to open up the kitchen and make it bigger. Also, removing excess “stuff” and furniture that isn’t really necessary will also open up the space.

Aesthetics – Your kitchen is most likely the central hub of your home. When you really think about, you’ll start to notice that family members and visitors naturally tend to gather around the kitchen. Therefore, it’s important to make your kitchen a reflection of you by decorating it tastefully and creatively. A drab, dull kitchen can bring down the atmosphere of the entire house.

Feel free to express yourself and your tastes while planning your kitchen design online, but if you plan on selling your home in the future, you must also keep the potential home-buyer in mind. Avoid using any outrageous or unusual colors and themes. Try to keep it as tasteful as possible, while still adding your own personal touch.