For homeowners who enjoys all things foodie, the idea of designing or remodeling their kitchen is something they look forward to doing. Maui kitchen design is no different. Even in Maui, a modern kitchen is one that’s designed for ease of use, efficiency, comfort, and beauty.
A modern kitchen is one that is highly functional and minimalistic with open spaces and clean lines with maximum space and lighting. Tall ceilings and improved lighting make working in the kitchen easier. Well-designed cabinetry and other storage solutions can mitigate clutter and give everything a place. Unlike a farmhouse-style kitchen with barn doors and baskets for storage, the modern kitchen is designed for sleek simplicity and ultimate efficiency.
If this is what you have in mind for your new modern kitchen, here are some additional considerations.
A modern kitchen has simple and open floor plans that go through the entire layout. Its minimalistic design is the essence of its elegance all while supporting functional efficiency.
In that simplicity, the kitchen is also a busy area throughout the day. A nearby mudroom is an option for things that get brought into and dropped in the kitchen, like mail and backpacks.
The walkways in the kitchen should be big enough to accommodate one or more people working without any trip hazards. There should also be enough room to open the refrigerator or oven door without blocking the footpath.
The triad of the sink, the stove, and the refrigerator should be close enough to make cooking and cleaning efficient. A dishwasher should also be easy to access. Stove placement should always be at an exterior wall to make the installation of a ventilation system simpler.
Many designers start with the sink’s placement. An ideal place for a kitchen sink is near a window, if there is one, or on a kitchen island.
If you’re adding a kitchen island to increase your counter space make sure that it’s placed so that it won’t block access to the dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, or other major appliances. But it should also be within easy reach of everything.
Let’s face it—foodies love kitchen stuff, but they need places to store everything.
Kitchen drawers and cabinets are important, but they’re not the only element. Slide-out racks for spices and other ingredients can keep them at your fingertips near the stove. Vertical storage, such as open shelving, hanging pot racks, and wall hooks help store everything conveniently and adds to the modern kitchen aesthetic. Consider designing the open spaces as well as cabinets and drawers.
Let Pro Draft Help with Maui Kitchen Design
Is your current kitchen a bit dated, or original to the house and in need of a makeover renovation? Or do you want to create your dream kitchen in your new Maui home? We understand, and we’re ready to help with your Maui kitchen design.
Pro Draft has been helping homeowners realize their design visions for over 30 years. We work with Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Realtors and Homeowners to make sure renovations or new construction are exactly as envisioned.
We can help with architecture, drawings, blueprints, permits, and design work, and answer all your questions before the first day of construction. We’re happy to help and will work to ensure your project is exactly the way you envision.