How To Choose the Right Cabinetry and Layout for Your Kitchen Remodel


Everyone uses their kitchen different, whether you have a family or not, if you are a chef or even if you do a lot of entertaining among friends and family; maximizing your kitchen space and layout is one of the most important parts in planning your kitchen remodel. 

Tip:The best way to get started is to write down some of your goals for how you want the space to be used. 

Industry-leading Connecticut Kitchen Remodeling experts, Fiderio & Sons’ unique Design Build approach will allow you to brainstorm with our designers about the layout of the space, usefulness of the features that compliment your cooking, dining and entertaining goals and most importantly, planning every square inch of your kitchen! We are here to help you design the kitchen of your dreams! 

Join us at our 2018 Kitchen Remodeling Trends Event On April 5, 2018 at 5:30pm to learn more! 

At Fiderio & Sons, Connecticut’s premiere kitchen remodelers, we believe that cabinetry is a big factor in defining your kitchen space and should play a major role in your kitchen remodeling project. Your kitchen, is center of your home and one of the most active rooms in your house. Therefore, the design needs to be purposeful, with great functionality and a room that you love!

For starters there are several different kitchen design layouts to choose from. See our list below of the layout variations.The kitchen layout is the shape that is made by the arrangement of the counter-top, major appliances and storage areas.

Fiderio and Sons kitchen remodeling specialists will help you create a personalized "kitchen work triangle" – this triangle is referred to as the primary path that you make when moving from the refrigerator, to the sink, to the stove/range to prepare a meal. The goal of the work triangle is allow for adequate space for the chef to work around the major appliances without traveling to far or feeling too cramped. In every design planning conversation, our kitchen design specialists will gladly discuss with you the different layout options as well as, your "work triangle" in addition to planning for your lifestyle. 

Tip: Remember, your lifestyle should be the primary factor determining the functionality of your kitchen.

Here is a quick list of the layout variations:

·  One-wall

·  Galley

·  L-Shape

·  Horseshoe

·  Island

·  Peninsula

The first step in planning your kitchen is to do some research. We strongly encourage every customer to visit our kitchen showroom and home-stores to brainstorm ideas and designs. Once your develop what you need, then you begin to establish what you can afford as you plan your kitchen remodel. After surveying many customers, the quality of kitchen cabinets and features offered are the most popular topics that homeowners spend their time researching and reviewing. 

Our advice: Always buy the best you can afford

When dealing with a remodel project, specifically kitchens, cutting costs on quality cabinetry can impact more than just durability or lifespan of your kitchen. Quality kitchen cabinets are a significant element of any kitchen remodel project because your kitchen is the gathering space of the home. Your cabinets will ultimately create the tone and experience of how your space will feel, whether it is for family events or daily meals! Additionally, when beginning your remodel planning, choosing cabinets that will last a lifetime for you or for the next homeowner could be a factor to consider as well. According to Zillow, the kitchen is one of the places that buyers examine and look closely at, when considering whether or not they will purchase a home. A kitchen is not only the heart of a home, where countless memories are made and hours spent together as a family, but it is one of the key selling points of any home in real estate. When it comes to kitchen renovations you want to have high-quality, functional items and quality cabinets, with a well thought out layout that will last for years to come and that could benefit the value of your home!

Tip: Do not forget about the resale value of your home.

More than any room in the house, the kitchen needs to be practical and functional. This is precisely why selecting the right cabinetry can play such a significant role in the design, durability and customization of your kitchen!  At Fiderio & Sons, our kitchen remodel team will help your family maximize space and the purpose of your space regardless of the size of the room!

Charts from the American Time Use Survey shows that Americans use their kitchen for far more than just food preparation and dining. In today's society, kitchens are being used as a gathering space for family activities, including homework, supervised play time and coming together for family functions.  How much time do you spend in your kitchen? The cabinets you choose will determine the functional effectiveness of your kitchen.

Determine Your Needs and Your Zones

Your kitchen remodel should not only reflect your style but also meet your functional needs. Below is a quick checklist of the top areas in your kitchen you need to consider before you begin any kitchen remodel project:

·  Foods

How much food storage do you need? Identify storage for groceries, non-perishable items, and don’t forget about wine storage and or pantry items.

·  Storage

Space for dishes, pots and pans, baking supplies, assorted beverage glasses, cutlery and miscellaneous kitchen tools. Always factor in your appliances such as coffee pots, blenders, toasters and microwave ovens.  Don't forget about an area for recycling/waste management, and space for household cleaning items and products. 

·  Appliances 

What appliances are you considering? Your most basic include: stove, refrigerator, sink, microwave, dishwasher. Additional options include: mini-fridge, warming ovens, built in coffee-machines and storage for wine enthusiasts etc. 

·  Food Preparation

This is the primary space you need to prepare food and entertain. Think counter-top space as well as island and peninsula space.

·  Entertaining – Dining

How many need to comfortably sit at a table on regular basis? How often you entertain?What type of layout suits your household lifestyle? Do you want or need an island, peninsula or other area that allows comfortable seating? 

At Fiderio & Sons, we make it our goal to Remodel Homes and Transform Lives. Call today to learn more! We are excited to hear from you. We can be reached at 203.237.0350 today!