There are some design ideas that are so bad and executed so poorly they are immortalized in meme form. If you look up #youhadonejob you will be inundated with picture after picture of design fails.

Some of these fails were orchestrated by well-meaning homeowners that were simply searching for the perfect kitchen. Sadly their design ideas were less than stellar. So let’s take a look at some solid designs that will help you get the perfect kitchen.

Plan The Perfect Kitchen

No home improvement project should ever begin without a plan. While a “general idea” is a start it is vastly different than having an actual plan that is well thought out. Interior Designer Jacqui Hargrove gave this advice when speaking to Readers Digest 

“There’s no ideal kitchen shape,” she says. “Whether it’s a galley or U- or L-shaped, plan for the sink, fridge, and cooktop to form a triangle, with no more than 6 feet between each for ease of movement.”

This type of planning helps to keep designs concise and off of the design fail list. Whether you choose to work with an interior designer or not you should always have a plan of attack when it comes to your remodel.

Counter Space is Everything

If you have lived in your home for any amount of time chances are you will quickly realize how fast the counter space fills up. From kitchen mixers to toasters there are some appliances that you want to keep out for use and aesthetics. In order to accommodate these items, you need ample space for display.

Keep Things Within Reach

When you are cooking the last thing you want to do is walk clear across the kitchen to try and find the right utensil. Keeping these items within an arms reach of the stove is the ideal way to reduce stress during cooking and eliminate unnecessary movements.

U-Shaped kitchens and L Shaped kitchens are perfect for this, larger kitchens would bode well to have an island in the middle with commonly used supplies.

Ample Storage

Often the biggest complaint among homeowners is a lack of storage in their kitchens. There are many ways to utilize space even in the smallest kitchens. From lazy susans to vertical pan storage areas by the stove make sure you are taking advantage of every inch of space.

Shelving is also a great way to take advantage of space. By using shelving to store your pitchers or glassware you can save cabinet space for other much-needed items.

Stay True To Your Style

Whatever your personality to create the perfect kitchen you need to stay true to your style. Whether it’s sleek and modern or rustic country design a kitchen that best showcases your decor taste. If you want to try something new or out of the box then do so with elements that are easy to change.

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