The kitchen can easily be called the most important room in the house. It is likely that during waking hours, someone in your home is almost always in the kitchen... some even during sleeping hours! It is not just the place where food is simply prepared. It has evolved into a multi-funtional space that serves as the heart and soul ofyour home. You dont have to have the biggest kitchen on the block or even the most expensive kitchen to make the best kitchen for you and your family. It simply needs to reflect your lifestyle and accomodate your unique needs. You will have specific ideas about what type of cooking is best for you; what type of work space you will require; will you have places to sit inside the kitchen, just outside the kitchen looking in, or both. What type of storage needs do you have, for pots and pans, accessories small appliances, food. Do you need a separate walk-in pantry. Many factors play into your kitchen design. The National Kitchen & Bath group recommends tips for homeowners to help them decide if the time is right for a kitchen remodel. Visit the other Kitchen Galleries to see all the tips!
Tip #4. Children: Depending on whether or not you have children, and their ages, your kitchen may need to be remodeled. Dated appliances and the design of your kitchen can be hazardous for young kids. If you are in the process of extending your family, you may want more room for cooking larger meals and lower cabinets for easier access to children's food.