By ccbu. Kitchen. At Thursday, December 21st 2017, 05:44:06 AM.
In the pantry, install a counter with 4 electric outlets. This is where the coffee maker, toaster, electric can openers, etc are to be permanently located. It keeps them off your kitchen countertops, but they are always available to use. No need to store them in your cabinets and no need for appliance garage cabinets. This leaves your main kitchen countertops \"clean\" (nothing on them) and more open for the food prep you need to do.
But typically, the kitchen portion of the great room still looks like and is organized like the super efficient, work-only kitchen mentioned above. It is lined with horizontal bands of cabinetry and countertops that are interrupted only by exposed hi-tech appliances. Designers promote this 'laboratory' look because it is easy to design and it truly is the only kitchen design concept that most people understand. Most kitchen layouts are created by drawing a line 2 feet out from every wall (to indicate cabinetry) and then if there is room, an island (the bigger, the better) is drawn to act as a buffer between the kitchen and family room. The room's personality is determined by the design of the backsplash, and it depends on the color uniformity of the cabinetry and appliances to hold the design theme of the room intact.
Define your capabilities! If you're a god cook, or genuinely want to be a good cook, the quality of your appliances will matter greatly to you. Many typical modern kitchen installations will usually come with a free or discounted appliance deal that will fit nicely into their kitchens. For some, these appliances simply won't do and this complicates things; as the kitchen is usually built to take particular unit sizes. It is therefore important to discern whether you want to buy the quality appliances first, and built a dream kitchen around them... Or buy a new kitchen and take whatever appliances will fit it. If you go for the latter, and find you want the former after the kitchen has been fitted, you'll be very sorry. Again, if you stick to the first point, you could always substitute bits of similar styled kitchens in to accommodate new fittings and then just replace all of the cabinet doors with one type.