F’Deluca Construction is a leader in Kitchen Remodeling throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Our Licensed Kitchen Remodel Company can help you create the living space you’ve always wanted. We utilize the leading 3D design software that allows you to visually see how your new space will be laid out.
By offering you the quality Design, this affords you the opportunity to swap cabinet colors, kitchen countertops, back splashes, appliances, and more to see which fits your lifestyle & family the best.
F’Deluca Construction knows how complex Kitchen Designs can be. That is why we have put together a few ideas on Kitchen Floor plans to help you gather ideas on placement of elements. The traditional kitchen layout is based on the idea of creating a work triangle, with imaginary lines drawn between the sink, range, and refrigerator.
If you’ll have multiple cooks working in the kitchen, you might want to think about the room design in terms of zones or workstations devoted to specific tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and storage.
This space-saving plan works most efficiently when the sink is centered on the wall and flanked by the refrigerator and the cooktop or range.
If possible, allow 4 feet of counter on each side of the sink to provide plenty of space for food prep and cleanup. This solution for Kitchen Remodeling is ideal for a smaller kitchen.
But, traffic will interfere unless there is at least 4 feet of space between counters. Ideally, sit the sink and refrigerator on one wall and the cooktop on the other.
This design allows ease of access while cooking and preparing meals in your new Kitchen.
L-SHAPE WITH ISLAND
L Shape with Island with workstations on two adjacent walls, this plan adds an island.
This plan works best in a 10×10-foot or larger room and makes space for a second cook; it routes traffic out of the L’s crook.
The larger the kitchen, the more options you have for a complete Remodel & Design.
This floor plan is most efficient with one workstation on each of the three walls. The primary cook can pivot from one station to another, while the second cook shares one leg of the triangle.
The base of the U should be at least 8 feet long to help cooks feel comfortable.
U-SHAPE WITH ISLAND
Installing a sink or cooktop in the island allows multiple cooks to work at the same time. Plan 42 inches of aisle space on all sides of the island.
(In a two cook kitchen, 48 inches is even better.) Island plans are less efficient when workstations are on opposite walls.
MULTIPLE WORK ZONE
Featuring two walls and an island in the work core, this kitchen offers multiple prep areas so two cooks need not cross each other’s path while they work.
A butler’s pantry and walk-in food pantry offer plentiful storage and additional prep and entertaining space within easy reach of the primary work zones.
F’Deluca Construction wants to ensure your kitchen is functional, comfortable, and safe. We recommend visiting the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) for guidelines. Visit nkba.org for more guidelines.
Your walkways should be 36 inches wide
The width of your work aisles should be at least 42 inches in a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches in kitchens designed for multiple cooks. A U-shape kitchen should include a clearance of 60 inches between opposite walls.
If your kitchen has one sink, locate it next to or across from the cooking surface or refrigerator. For a primary sink, provide a continuous countertop at least 36 inches wide right next to the sink. For a cleanup and prep sink, provide a 24-inch-wide landing area to one side of the sink and an 18-inch-wide landing area on the other.
Include a 12-inch-wide landing area on one side of the cook top and a 15-inch-wide landing area on the other. (Landing areas should be at the same height as the cook top.) Allow 24 inches of clearance above cook top (30 inches if there is unprotected cabinetry above it).
The standard countertop height is 36 inches; maximum is 45 inches. Allow 15 inches of space between the countertop and the bottom of upper cabinets. A total of 158 inches of countertop space is needed to accommodate landing area, prep and work area, and storage
Food Prep Area
Include a 36-inch-wide work surface for each cook (adjacent to a water source).
Locate the dishwasher no more than 36 inches from the cleanup and prep sink.
Provide a 15-inch landing area on the handle side of the refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area on both sides of a side-by-side refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area no more than 48 inches across from the front of the refrigerator; or a 15-inch landing area above or adjacent to an under counter refrigerator.
The bottom of the microwave oven should be 3 inches below the principal user’s shoulder but no more than 54 inches above floor. Provide a 15-inch-wide countertop space above, below, or on handle side of the microwave oven.
Provide a 15-inch-wide counter space above or adjacent, or on an island or peninsula no more than 48 inches away.
The height should be between 28 and 45 inches. Provide a knee space between 12 and 18 inches.
F’Deluca Construction knows that figuring out a budget for your Kitchen Remodel Project might not be as much fun as selecting fixtures and paint colors, but it’s just as important – if not more. We can help with a few tips and plans on how to ensure your Kitchen Remodeling project not only goes smoothly, but is cost effective to your family.
To determine what you are comfortable spending on your Kitchen Remodel Project, start to make a list of all your debts and figure out your monthly gross income. From there, you can determine the maximum monthly payment you can afford to spend on remodeling costs. Talk to a lender about financing options if necessary.
Remember that building and remodeling almost always end up costing more than expected. Experts recommend adding a cushion of at least 10 percent to your overall budget to account for surprises along the way.
1. Have Firm Goals & Stick to Them
It can be easy to get distracted by all the glamorous products on the market, but they can quickly derail your budget. Focus on your main goals and choose products accordingly, opting for a few splurges along the way.
2. Bring in the Professionals
Architects and designers increase initial costs, but they can save you money in the long run by helping you avoid design pitfalls and suggesting ways to save money on design and materials.
3. Keep it Simple
If you’re remodeling, try to keep load-bearing walls where they are and avoid rerouting plumbing and electrical lines. Varied rooflines, curved walls, arches, and bump-outs all enhance the character of a kitchen, but they also bump up the cost.
4. Check Contractor References
If you’ll be hiring a contractor to help you with construction work, be sure to ask references about the contractor’s communication skills, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines. If the contractor regularly misses deadlines and communicates poorly, you’ll likely end up with inflated bills and extra stress.
5. Order your Materials in Advance
Some custom items, such as windows and cabinetry, take several weeks to arrive. Keep your job’s progress on track by having materials on hand before any work begins.
6. Stick with What’s in Stock
Custom windows, cabinetry, and other items can drive up project costs. Look for standard and semi-custom goods, which are often available in a range of styles and price levels to help keep your budget on track.
7. Look for Deals & Bargains
Shop your local home center for clearance items, end-of-season sales, discontinued products, and floor models. You can also find great deals online— just be sure you know what you’re buying.
8. Keep your Changes to a Minimum
Some changes are inevitable, but making changes to remodeling or building plans midway through the project is another quick way to ruin your budget. If you make changes after plumbing, electrical, and drywall work is done, you’ll likely have to tear out finished work and start over—and pay for the work twice.
9. Make Smart Trade-Offs
If you’re forced to make difficult choices to keep your budget on track, sacrifice items that can easily be retrofitted later. Choose less-expensive lights, faucets, window treatments, and door and cabinet hardware, and put your money toward cabinets, countertops, and other labor-intensive items.
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