Good Layout: Its Importance and How It's Achieved
Updated: Apr 24, 2022
Home renovation projects can bring about multiple improvements to be enjoyed. A kitchen remodel can breathe new life into the home by visually upgrading a dated space, fixing functional issues, and so on. Within this, one change can be an improved utilization of the space, which is usually a primary objective of a remodel: get more out of the space. So, how is a good utilization of space reached?
A large component of a space being used to its full potential is having a proper layout. Not having fixtures placed in the most efficient spots can cause issues such as dead space, which are awkward areas in a room where a door, furniture, or other features can’t be placed due to the size. This is space that is unused when otherwise it could have held another piece of furniture and so on. By ensuring a room has a good layout, situations with dead space may be avoided, allowing this freed up space to then be used for something else. Aside from just avoiding space being wasted, a good layout can also enhance the function of a space. Our previous blogs have gone over some of our projects, with one in particular being a kitchen renovation. With a good layout, we were able to fix this issue of the space feeling cramped by moving parts around. Since we had more space, we were able to add more features to such as additional storage, a double oven, and so on.
Good layout is a crucial component to how well a space is utilized. Then, how do we achieve a “good” layout? As with anything, proper planning is a huge factor. When we take on projects as a professional contractor, we take the necessary steps to plan out what we do. We create digital layouts under a design contract, and this is done with a solid understanding of the dimensions of the space. By having measurements done correctly, we ensure that not only will the placement of fixtures fit, but that they are optimally placed. Also, there are some concepts that we can apply when creating layouts. For example, in kitchens, there is a concept known as the work triangle. This refers to the placement of the fridge, sink, and stove in a kitchen, as this is where primary tasks are carried out. When these three components are within a certain proximity, cooking in the kitchen is more efficient as this cuts down on wasted steps. Though kitchen size may not always allow for this concept to be used, it is still a method that can be applied to create an efficient layout.
Having space utilized to the fullest can truly contribute to its enjoyment. Layout is a key factor in this, and a good layout will truly make a difference. Here at Fine Remodeling, we are your Delaware contractor dedicated to delivering projects of the utmost quality. Get in touch with us about your next renovation project so you can be sure it's done right the first time. Visit our contact us page and see our calendar to select a day/time for a discussion about your project.
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