To many people, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It’s a place for people to gather and talk about their day. It’s a place where sustenance is created to fill the body. It’s a place for creative expression of the culinary arts. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether you are creating that perfect basement in your new house or retrofitting your basement to house family or tenants, creating a kitchen in your basement can add massive value to your home.
Optimizing A Basement Kitchen Build
Space and flow are massively important to keeping the basement kitchen a happy and healthy place. Sometimes it takes a lot of tools and ingredients to make that perfect meal. When you don’t have enough storage space, little odds and ends end up scattered all over your kitchen or go missing entirely. Often times, a basement kitchen does not have the same amount of space as the main kitchen so creating it to work with optimized space and flow is very important.
Organization is a huge part of cooking. You have to know where the pan is or your recipe progression is completely thrown. Ever begin creating a delicious baked item only to realize that you can’t find the baking powder halfway through? That can be a make it or break it moment but with good flow and storage, you’ll always know exactly where to find what you are looking for.
The correct flow in the kitchen can mean the difference between a fun or frustrating experience leading up to the plates hitting the table. Brenda needs counter space to toss the dressing in the salad but you are currently using the only space left to carve the turkey. If only you had a kitchen island, this would all be much easier. The hot wings need another ten minutes in the oven but John has to reheat his casserole before he can put it out during the game. A secondary small oven would be key right now. Our Basement Finishing crew is adept at creating perfectly organized small and medium basement kitchens with good flow so your family or tenants won’t feel cramped when they have visitors over for a meal!
Making Your Basement Kitchen Thrive
Your one concession when you put down the first payment on your house was that oddly assembled kitchen. Weird teal green wooden countertops and an ancient oven with an electric range that is way too small for the large opening in the counter system. It’s ok though, your Husband promised it would be the first room to be remodeled in the house and, with his recent bonus, the time has finally come. Where do you start?!
Figuring out a cohesive theme is very important to a well-rounded kitchen. Of course, ensuring that it matches the rest of your beautiful home to a degree is also important. To create the theme of the kitchen, one should first consider the countertops and cabinets. Are you going for a warm wood feel or an elegant marble feel? Wood and stone often work great together if you like both! Just make sure to pick complementary colored materials. For instance, dark or black-painted wood cabinets look great with lighter marble or granite.
Once you have your theme locked down, it’s time to plan the layout you desire. Is there enough counter space along the perimeter of the kitchen or would an island enhance your cooking flow? Creating an activity-based layout is essential to making that perfect kitchen.
Choosing the Right Layout For Your New Kitchen
Figuring out a cohesive theme is very important to a well-rounded basement kitchen. Of course, ensuring that it matches the rest of your beautiful basement is a necessary part of choosing a theme. To create the theme of the kitchen, one should first consider the countertops and cabinets. Are you going for a warm wood feel or an elegant marble feel? Wood and stone often work great together if you like both! Just make sure to pick complementary colored materials. For instance, dark or black-painted wood cabinets look great with lighter marble or granite.
Once you have your theme locked down, it’s time to plan the layout you desire. Is there enough counter space along the perimeter of the basement kitchen or would a small island enhance your cooking flow? Creating an activity-based layout is essential to making that perfect basement kitchen.
Choosing the Right Layout For Your New Basement Kitchen
An activity-based layout focuses on designating different areas for different activities, which can be a difficult task if your basement kitchen space is limited. Your cooking zone is where most of your actual cooking activities will take place. It consists primarily of counter space to use for cutting, mixing, or kneading and your stovetops. You want these two features to be close to each other so you won’t have to carry your modified ingredients very far to be cooked. Ideally, you will have storage space for pots and pans near the cooking zone but this is not integral.
Somewhere else in the basement kitchen it is good to have a large amount of space to keep all of your appliances together. This space is called an “appliance garage”. For those that like to bake, having a cabinet that can contain all of your baking ingredients and tools such as mixing bowls, measuring cups, and stirring utensils can be very helpful.
Finishing Services For A Perfect Basement Kitchen
You wouldn’t operate on a friend’s heart, would you? Don’t risk making mistakes to such an important room by attempting to finish a basement kitchen yourself! At Affordable Basement Finishing, our crew will ensure that your new basement kitchen is not only perfect for utilization but stunning as well. Our construction crew will complete your project efficiently and cost-effectively. All that will be left is for your family or tenants to whip up your first mouth-watering meal!