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5 Best Kitchen Designs to Impress Your Wife

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5 Best Kitchen Designs to Impress Your Wife

Let’s say you want to remodel your kitchen. This is a smart idea, as a kitchen remodel is likely to have the highest return on investment in terms of resale value.  But even if you are not looking to sell your home any time soon, remodeling the kitchen can be a smart idea for your family.

Of course, this is an expensive venture either way and your wife might not see the long-term benefits at first.  But maybe if you show here one of these top 5 kitchen designs, it might impress upon her not only the monetary value of the remodel but also the aesthetic value.

Essential Work Triangle Kitchen

In terms of the kitchen, the “work triangle” is regarded as the range (oven), the basin (sink), and the refrigerator.  Understanding this theme is important in any kitchen remodel.  Knowing how to break them up with space or countertops—or maximizing them—can vastly increase the efficiency in your kitchen. Also, consider two sinks if your kitchen is used heavily for cooking at home.

Zone Design Kitchen

Speaking of breaking up the kitchen areas, a zone design might be one thing for you to consider.  Breaking up the kitchen into different zones for cooking, eating, and cleaning allows you to maximize the space.

Galley Or Corridor Style Kitchen

The galley kitchen — also known as corridor style—does not work in every house but it can, again, maximize what limited space you have.  More like a hallway than a room, the galley (as in a ship) typically has the sink on one side and the range on the opposite side.  Of course, one setback of this design is that it also restricts traffic flow.  You can also achieve a modified galley with a one-walled kitchen through the use of an island.

L-Shaped Layout

If you like a little privacy when cooking, an L-shaped layout helps to force that traffic out of the actual work area.  This layout typically involves a main wall of cabinets with either the range or the sink with a shorter/smaller run of cabinetry along the shorter wall. Adding an island to this layout helps to reduce some of that privacy if you occasionally want to interact with family or guests.

U-Shaped Layout

If you like the L-shaped layout but need more space, you might want to consider the U-shaped layout.  This, of course, provides many more storage options.  You can add another little leg for a “G-shaped layout” which allows for one cook to spread work out among several surfaces.

Stephen Leo is a passionate paddler and he has made his hobby a career and is extremely happy about it. He is also a fitness fanatic and he loves whitewater kayaking. When he is not paddling, he likes to contribute to popular kayak journals like – Kayak Manual.

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