By ccbu. Kitchen. At Saturday, October 07th 2017, 08:03:06 AM.
Now...I'm discussing this portion last because different clients use their kitchens differently, and every person has their own taste. I'm not talking about the size (although it's related), but how many people they want in a kitchen. Some clients want everyone in the kitchen, including guests and relatives, to help in cooking or processing the meal, which means a larger kitchen to handle the people. Others don't want anyone but a few people in kitchen, so they're not tripping over people to get the meal finished, which means a smaller more efficient kitchen.
With the tidbits I've discussed above and by keeping the people out of a kitchen, a kitchen size of 16'x10' or 12'x12' is very effective, with tons of storage. Making the kitchen a \"traffic corridor\" for people to pass through, the kitchen would need to double in size, and you're not gaining storage space with that size because all the openings to the kitchen are eating up what could have been used for cabinets.
Cabinets are also much needed in your kitchen to store your wares. The cost of cabinets and quality features vary. It is really worth spending more on quality kitchen cabinets. Wooden cabinets are very vulnerable to temperature and humidity changes, and European made cabinets are also well-made but expensive. Ask help on this from your kitchen designer.