5 Ways to Achieve a Well Thought Out Kitchen Layout

Kitchen remodeling projects are one of the most popular home renovation projects because of how integral the kitchen is to any home. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s likely where your family spends most of their time. Our team of design experts at Center Island Contracting will take a detailed approach in designing your new or updated kitchen to ensure that the functionality and appearance of your kitchen meets your entertaining needs and personal style.

During the design phase of your kitchen remodel or new construction project, our design team will lay out a well thought out kitchen plan that works for you. A well thought out design plan will make everyday tasks in the kitchen easier to accommodate your lifestyle. A carefully thought out plan will provide more storage space and the ability to create kitchen extras that your family will use like large pantries or wet bars.

Below are 5 ways to achieve a well thought out, functional design plan for your kitchen that will accommodate multiple functions and add value to your life.

Tailor to Your Needs

A well thought out kitchen layout starts with each homeowners’ needs. If you have 3 or 4 young children in the house, your layout will need to accommodate a large family’s needs. If you’re an empty nester who entertains often, the design might incorporate a wine refrigerator with a wet bar. Tailoring to your needs is the first step in a kitchen design layout.


An island is a great addition to a kitchen remodel and it’s just as functional as it is stylish. An island can be used for extra seating with bar stools, more storage space and more prep space for the cook. If your kitchen space has room for it, consider adding an island.

Outdoor Access

Not every house layout will allow for outdoor access, but having outdoor access can increase your indoor-outdoor living space. Consult with our design experts, who can create a kitchen layout that extends into an outdoor dining area that your guests will love.

Natural Light

Think bay windows, sliding French doors or a large window over your sink. Capitalizing on all the ways your kitchen can get the most natural light will make the space feel more open.


The average family has flatware, kitchen accessories, silverware, stemware and gadgets galore. Don’t underestimate how much storage you will need when planning out your kitchen design layout. Having a designated spot for all your kitchen materials is a necessity.

Our qualified professional kitchen remodeling team on the north shore of Long Island, in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc., can assist you in creating the kitchen of your dreams. For more information on our Long Island-based kitchen remodeling contractors, email us or call (516) 481-4707.