Design, Selection, and Planning

Your home is an extension of your personality, lifestyle, and individuality. These unique aspects of your personality are reflected in the choices made in your home, particularly in its cabinetry. In order to begin the design process, it is helpful for us to have a general idea of the scope of the project, so that we can be prepared to meet with you.

Where will you be using cabinetry provided by DeRita Woodworking? What are your needs for storage, or display? What functions will the cabinetry perform?

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The First Step: Form and Function

The best kitchens have one thing in common–good design! A good design is less about aesthetics, and more about function. Function in a kitchen refers to how efficiently the sink, stove, and refrigerator relate to each other. In the 1950's Cornell University conducted a study of the most successful kitchen designs. The now well known “work triangle,” was developed to describe the path between the three points of the sink, stove and refrigerator. The beauty of the “triangle” is that it applies to all layouts: open, galley, L or U shaped. Creating optimal work flow within your layout ensures that your kitchen will function as beautifully as it looks.

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