Kitchen Floor Plans:

The most exquisite cabinets, functional appliances and optimal electronics will do little to make your kitchen ideal, if the floor plan does not reflect the most efficient way for you to live and work in your space.

Kitchen design was born from the time-motion studies of the industrial revolution. For the first time, architects began to consider how spaces of a home might be drafted to reduce wasted steps and improve space utilization.

The post-war baby boom and the building boom that followed saw the standardization of the kitchen triangle between stove, sink and refrigerator as the hallmark of intelligent kitchen design. This strategy suited the relatively small spaces allotted for kitchens and reflected the priority of formal dining and living spaces in the home.

The last quarter of the twentieth century saw the kitchen transformed from a space of utility to the focus of every-day family life and entertaining. Kitchen islands became de rigueur as kitchen and family spaces morphed into one through the removal of walls.

Today, regardless of whether a family cooks, there is a trend toward spacious kitchens that play multiple roles. Workstations, or work zones, are the norm with professional appliances, surfaces and fixtures becoming as much fashion statements as functional objects. The equipment is meant to work for you, while appealing to our visual senses.

At Lori Chazan Custom Designs we believe that a well designed kitchen floor plan should reflect how the space is used not only for cooking, but also for entertaining and every-day living.


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