Nashville residents looking to remodel their kitchens should consider more counter space…
There is a lot to think about when designing a kitchen, whether you are remodeling an old kitchen or starting from scratch in a new home. You need to think about the materials that you are going to use, the budget you have for the project, how the work is going to be completed, and much more. Among the important points that you want to consider in this planning stage is exactly how much counter space you would like to include in your overall design. It might go without saying, but you always want to error on the side of more counter space rather than less, for all of the reasons listed below.
- Never Crowd a Cook
- Grocery Landing Pad
- Include the Kids
- Resale Value
Never Crowd a Cook
One of the worst feelings you can have as a cook is not having enough to room to spread your ingredients and equipment out on the counter. Cooking takes a lot of space, as you may need to use cutting boards, mixing bowls, and small appliances all at the same time. By designing your Nashville kitchen counters with plenty of surface area, you will be able to prepare any meal you have in mind without running out of room.
Grocery Landing Pad
Everyone knows the feeling of coming into the house with several bags of groceries – only to find that there is nowhere for those groceries to land. To avoid that feeling, make sure you have a big countertop that provides you with space to set your bags as soon as you walk in the door. It is going to be up to you, of course, to keep the counters uncluttered on a day to day basis, but starting with ample space is sure to help.
Include the Kids
If you have kids who you would like to be involved in the cooking process, it is a good idea to have a large counter that provides them with room to work as well. Cooking is one of the best things that you can do at home as a family, and most kids love to be involved when you give them a safe job to do. Not only will the family get to come together for this activity, but you will likely save time preparing dinner each night thanks to a bit of help from the youngest members of the family.
You may not be thinking about the resale value of your home much right now, while in the middle of a kitchen project, but there will come a time when this is an important point. When you do decide to sell your house, having a large kitchen counter to display to prospective buyers is going to be a big selling point. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the house in terms of final sale price, so make sure you are offering an attractive space for buyers who love to cook. Read more about remodeling your kitchen to increase home value.
A big kitchen counter is only going to be enjoyable if it is beautiful and durable – fortunately, we specialize in both of those things here at Stone World (conveniently located in Nashville.) Contact our team today to learn more about the stone counters we have to offer for your project. Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment below on what you think the advantages are of having countertop space in your Nashville kitchen.
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