There was a time when the kitchen consisted of a range, refrigerator, sink and a pantry. Nothing more was needed and the kitchen was functional. Things have changed because now there are kitchen cabinets to consider, perhaps an island on which to prepare foods, a grill, a rotisserie, a microwave, a chest or upright freezer, a wine cooler, warming ovens and many, many more. In those good old days, we did not have to worry about what to make the counter top with as there were no countertops to think about.
Most of the food preparation was either done on the sink top or the kitchen table. Today, we must decide if that countertop should be tile, formica, granite and more. We also have to consider the color now, where the only color for a kitchen back then was white. So how do you find the right kitchen designs today?
Today’s kitchen should rightfully be called the family room as this is where the family congregates. This is where the children do their homework and the neighbors stop in to have coffee. Every woman who enjoys feeding her family has a dream kitchen in mind. Before you can start on any kitchen designs, you have to check to see what you have as opposed to what you want, and whether you want to remodel or build it new? Even if your present kitchen is old and out of date or perhaps just plain falling apart, does not mean that you have to scrap it all and start over.
When you have made your list of things you need and would like to have, it is time to take pen and paper and start making your kitchen designs. Be realistic and do not put things that necessarily work together too far from each other, i.e. you do not want the refrigerator at one end of the kitchen and the sink at the other, etc.