Spice up That Kitchen!
A kitchen is a place where memories are made. Eying a child’s first drawing, opening a perfect report card, or making an engagement announcement often occur to the tune of a whistling kettle. It’s not surprising that a workable, pleasing kitchen is one of a home’s top-selling attractions and a pleasure for all who frequent it.
To accommodate the ebb and flow of family and friends, a good layout is essential. While you might like having company, you don’t want them underfoot. Instead, there should be well-defined traffic routes and a zone where the chef functions undisturbed.
How many people cook at one time (experts advise 48 to 54 inches of space for one person to pass safely behind another), children’s ages, and any special needs family members have should all be taken into consideration.
There are four basic kitchen layouts:
- The galley shape with two walls of appliances squaring…
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