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How To Plan Your Kitchen Space During A Remodel

Kitchen remodeling

Planning your kitchen layout is critical in securing a good workflow in your area. No matter how expensive the fixtures and countertops you install, it will be rendered inefficient without proper layout.

We will never get tired of emphasizing that the key to a successful full kitchen remodel is planning. Likewise, to achieve an affordable kitchen renovation, you need to install cheaper alternatives for your fixtures, sinks, faucets, cabinets, and countertops.

Check out some of our practical tips in planning for your kitchen space before implementing your modern kitchen remodel.

1. Examine your Kitchen

Take a tour around your kitchen and list some of the important things needed to be upgraded or updated. Some of the typical things you can upgrade for your home kitchen remodeling include countertops, backsplash, sink, faucet, fixtures, floors, cabinetry, and lightings.

Upon listing those things, think if it requires an upgrade (replacement with a brand new one) or just an update (cleaning its surface to remove tarnish, stains, or rust).

2. Plan for Estimated Budget and Duration

To prevent the common mistakes of overspending, it is best if you plan your approximate budget for your modern kitchen remodeling. Some of the most expensive upgrades you can have for your kitchen include countertops, changing layout, appliances, and cabinetry.

For you to have a better gauge, take advantage of the free estimates offered by most professional home remodelers. You can even contact us right now to get an approximate quote for your affordable kitchen renovations.

3. Retain or Change Existing Kitchen Layout

If you think your current kitchen layout is inefficient, then change to a new one. However, be mindful that changing your current layout entails bigger cost compared to retaining it. Nevertheless, if the benefits of getting a new layout outweigh its cost, then go for a new one.

What are some types of kitchen layout

There are six main kitchen layouts in the industry. Check out each type and see which one fits your need.

1. L-shape

This layout is the most popular and common to most households. It requires plenty of kitchen cabinetry and countertop space. One leg is longer than the other, creating the L-shape. The usual dimension for this is 6’ x 12’.

If you want an extra countertop space, you can install a peninsula on one end of your working space. Doing this can transform your L-shape to a U-shape kitchen.

2. Galley

This layout is best for small kitchen areas. Two parallel walls face each other and both ends have separate doors. This one has lesser cabinetry and countertop space compared to the L-shape layout.

3. Single wall layout

This layout is typically seen in a small apartment or studio-size condominium units. You cannot expect great efficiency for this small working area, but there will be less hassle from moving from one place to another.

4. U-Shape

This layout is suitable for a three-walled kitchen area. You can have plenty of colorful cabinetry and smart storage spaces in your kitchen. Likewise, a larger surface of kitchen countertop can be allocated. Efficiency is never a problem with a U-shape kitchen.

Meanwhile, if both ends of this layout have a very wide gap, that entails longer traveling time from both ends. To resolve that issue, you can simply install an island counter in between the two ends of your U-shape kitchen. This creates a mid-section working area that saves time and energy for your meal preparations.

4. Hire a Professional While Doing Some of the Works

Hiring a professional designer or stone specialist for your full kitchen remodel is a wise investment. Why? Because you have other things to work on, you cannot fully dedicate your 100% time for doing the remodeling, so you need an extra hand.

Professional remodelers have years of experience and expertise in doing these kinds of projects. Hiring us will make your modern kitchen remodel highly efficient and convenient.

Nevertheless, to save on costs, you can do some of the works for your affordable kitchen renovations while leaving the major tasks on us.


At Fairfax Kitchen Bath, we have a complete team of professional designers, stone fabricators and installers for kitchen and bath remodeling. You can contact us anytime to get a free quote or consultation from one of our technicians.

Make that dream a modern kitchen and bathroom come to life. Call now and let us help you materialize this dream.
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Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.