Monthly Archives: September 2014

Kitchen Remodeling Tips; Minimum Walkway Width, Clearance, Electrical Outlets & More

The kitchen in any home is one of the most important and widely used areas in your residence. An uninviting or inefficient kitchen may prevent you from enjoying quality time with friends and family. However, an inviting kitchen that is functional and works for your lifestyle will be an enjoyable place to gather family and friends, prepare healthy meals together, and spend many hours prepping, cooking and serving food. When you are planning a kitchen remodel, there are some important considerations to consider. Tarzia Development presents a quick guide to help ensure you are on the right track.

Things to Consider when Remodeling Your Kitchen

1. Wide walkways in kitchen. Kitchen pathways should be at least 36″ wide and paths within the cooking zone should be 42″ side for a one-cook kitchen and 48″ wide for a two-cook kitchen.

2. Kid friendly kitchen – Keep the cooktop out of high traffic areas so kids don’t catch handles and cause spills and even burns when running through. You may also want to consider a below the counter microwave to give kids easy access and a lower countertop height in one or more areas.

3. Allow for clearance around kitchen appliances and cabinets – Be mindful of corners and plan space for cabinet and appliance doors clearance and swing direction. It’s best to keep appliances away from corners and to make sure doors won’t bang into each other when opened.

4. Multiple electrical outlets; kitchen countertop, under cabinet, island & more – Have multiple electrical outlets installed along the backsplash and island so you’ll have electricity whenever you need it.

Kitchen Remodeling & More in Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, Southbury, Stamford, CT & Fairfield County, Connecticut

Custom features make your kitchen unique to you and your home. From soft close cabinet doors and drawers to the kitchen island that was missing before, all the bells and whistles are available to you when you choose us to design and build your dream kitchen. Tarzia Development can help you design and build the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today!