well-designed kitchen is a perfect combination of form and function that will give you many years of enjoying its visual style and meal preparation. From a form standpoint, all the different components of your kitchen need to work well together.

From a functional standpoint, your kitchen needs to allow for easy maneuvering, to provide the practicality you require, and to feature ample storage space for your cookware and supplies. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel in Johnston, RI, pay attention to both aspects of your kitchen.

What features should a kitchen have?

If you’re looking to create a truly functional and modern kitchen, you need to begin the process by thinking about for what purposes you will use your kitchen. This information will allow you to craft a custom solution that will meet your specific requirements and unique needs. There are some aspects every kitchen should incorporate to ensure good design, modern look, and maximum functionality and practicality across seven key areas:

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Storage plan

One secret to designing a great kitchen is to develop a storage plan that addresses how often you cook, entertain and hold gatherings. First, assess what currently exists in your kitchen. Inventory your cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools, storage containers, cutlery, knives, utensils, gadgets and countertop appliances and estimate the frequency of use.

Identifying the most-used items in a kitchen empowers your kitchen designers to create custom plans that make kitchens function so much more effectively. Purge items that you never use.

Space permitting, things that are used infrequently or even as little as once a year (the large roasting pan for Thanksgiving turkey) can be relegated to upper cabinets or other rooms in the home thus opening up prime real estate for the most frequently accessed utensils and equipment.


A second key to a well-designed kitchen is to invest in high-quality, high-performing, statement-making countertops. Not only are countertops relied upon for meal preparation, but they are also used for cooking, eating, entertaining, doing homework, charging electronics, reading, relaxing and spending quality time together with family and friends. Countertops serve practical and aesthetic functions that can make or break a new kitchen.


Lighting significantly impacts the way your kitchen looks and feels. Lighting is as important as faucets, flooring, sinks, backsplashes, appliances, and countertops. Layering your lighting contributes to both the functionality of the kitchen as well as its style.


Appliances should reflect how you will use the kitchen. If you entertain frequently, you may want double ovens, a large refrigerator and even two dishwashers. If space is at a premium, compact appliances can save space and improve functionality.


Backsplashes are another component of a well-designed kitchen because not only do they serve as a focal point of any kitchen, but they also represent one of the few opportunities for homeowners to express their originality and personality. There are countless options.

Finding the perfect backsplash can genuinely define a space and add real beauty to a kitchen. Functionally,  a stone, quartz or tile backsplash is much easier to clean than painted surfaces or wallpaper when food bits and grease splatter on the wall.


The details are essential in a well-designed kitchen. The kitchen faucet is the most used appliance in a home. That’s why we often advise our clients to invest in high-quality, high-performing plumbing fixtures.

You also need to pay attention to cabinet hardware as it serves as the jewelry for your cabinets. Be sure to appropriately accessorize your kitchen with functional and convenient equipment such as waste disposers, filtered water, soap dispensers and instant hot and cold faucets.

Floor covering

A final element of a well-designed kitchen is floor covering. The key is to incorporate floor covering material into the rest of the design and create a coherent whole with the rest of your kitchen.

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Who performs expertise-based kitchen remodels in Johnston, RI?

If you are interested in building a genuinely exceptional kitchen in Rhode Island that makes you the envy of the neighborhood, see what Northeast Kitchen Remodel & Design Build has to offer. You can give our showroom a call at (401) 257-6610 or visit us at 2949 Hartford Avenue Johnston RI. We’ll help you create the kitchen of your dreams and give you all the functionality and style you need.