Make It Work
开始之初When planning a kitchen remodel, it's important to consider how the space will be used. 厨房翻新计划，最重要的是考虑如何利用好家里的原有空间。
- What’s your cooking style?
- What type of appliances do you want?
- Will there be people in your kitchen?
- Do you want people to sit around the bar/island?
- Will kids be in the kitchen with you?
The Scope of the Kitchen Remodel
- Rearranging the floor plan to take advantage of the room's natural assets
- Removing doors and walls that closed off the space
- Installing a wood paneled ceiling
- Building a larger kitchen island for storing appliances
- Installing ample storage for quick clean up
- Adding a desk area and mudroom
The mudroom connects visually with the kitchen by way of built-in cabinetry.
Opening Up the Space & Removing walls and doors are key to renovation plan
打开空间，破门开墙是翻新计划的关键If the original kitchen and dining areas suffered from a chopped-up floor plan, which, although large, still managed to be inefficient. Removing walls and doors was key to their plan. 如果原来的厨房和就餐区的房型不规整，这样即使面积足够，但仍然利用效率不高。这时候，破门开墙就成了装修的关键。 A wall had previously been blocked from the kitchen that makes kitchen is dark, and all the best windows were in another seldom-used room. Opening walls at both ends of the kitchen brightened the entire space. It also allowed convenient access to utility areas that had previously been closed off. 比如：原先因为一面墙而阻挡了厨房光线，让厨房变得昏暗；而所有光照好的窗户，都被隔在了另一间不常使用的居室， 那么这种情况下，开墙就能让整间厨房明亮起来，这样也能让居住者更方便地走到原本封闭的工作区。
Smart Storage Solutions，
both for Naughty children put things down & to clean up quickly for entertaining
既能让熊孩子们归集杂物和扩大活动空间，也能便于空间清扫Another rule is a "10-minute tidy-up” rule, so the busy mom can get things company-ready in a flash. Mom always wants everything to have a place to be able to clean it up quickly, so plentiful storage was a priority for their renovation, but it needed to be right at hand. A new square island, which is table-height, provides a spot for homework, projects and dining, with storage built in to the cabinet base. Bookshelves hold cookbooks, textbooks and homework. Drawers hold table linens. An extra trash built into the table speeds the daily cleanup and eliminates multiple trips back and forth to the kitchen trash. 另一条原则叫“10分钟收拾完”原则，让忙碌的妈妈就能瞬间把物品收纳得井井有条。即便是孩子们在厨房大闹天宫，妈妈们也可以让每件东西都瞬间有地方可以放。所以保证有足够的储物空间是翻新计划首要考虑的，而且这样的空间最好随手可得，越多越好。比如： 一个方形的桌面高度的中央工作台，既提供了妈妈做菜、干家务活的地方，还能让熊孩子们在上面做作业或吃点心，下面的柜子还可用作收纳。又比如：书架上能摆些烹饪书、书本和作业本；抽屉里能放餐布；在桌子里安放附加垃圾箱，加快每天的打扫速度，免去了在厨房及垃圾箱间的来回奔波。 With a new space outfitted to entertain family and friends, guests can drop by anytime to see the bright and clean kitchen. And hostess will also enjoy using the quick storage solutions clean up quickly for entertaining. 有了这样一处全新的空间，妈妈既能便于管理孩子们下课后，和妈妈一起的时间，又能和亲朋好友在这里放松身心。客人们能在任何时间踏进一个明亮整洁的厨房。主妇们当然也乐意采纳快速储物方法，她们能很快打扫整间厨房。