Holton cabinetry shown in maple Divinity and cherry Wheat.
What inspires you?
What are your favorite looks and features in kitchens today?
Do you love the graceful architecture of a sculpted wood ventilation hood?
Are you drawn to the texture of different leaded glass treatments?
Perhaps the visual interest of mixing wood doors and metal doors for a more transitional look?
Kitchen floor plans include: Straight – With all the work area on one wall, this is an inefficient layout; Galley – This layout is efficient when there are just one or two cooks in the kitchen; L-Shape – This common layout makes good use of limited space; U-Shape – This ideal design provides an efficient work pattern with ample room for cabinets and countertops.
How much countertop landing space should you include for safety? A good rule for the counter space is 12 to 15 inches of landing area around the range, refrigerator and microwave, with 24 to 36 inches on either side of the sink. An island in the center of the kitchen can offer uninterrupted space that all work areas can share.
If there's more than one cook, or if your family gathers in the kitchen, you'll want to keep safe distances for free flowing traffic. A walkway should be a minimum of 36 inches. Keep all work aisles to a minimum of 42 inches for one cook and 48 inches for two cooks.