Design your Customized Kitchen Layout with these tips!

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When doing a kitchen renovation or new build, design can feel all about tile and paint and color choices – but the real focus of your customized kitchen layout should be it’s functionality! Here are some of the best kitchen design ideas to help you create the perfect customized kitchen layout that looks beautiful and has all the features your family needs.


Many designers start with sink placement before expanding on the design of any kitchen space, as it can feel like the anchor of the room. Placing the sink in an area with a good view of a window or the room is essential.


Keeping kids, dogs, or family members out of the kitchen while you are cooking away can feel impossible, so it’s better to include solutions in the design instead! No matter what you do, the kitchen is usually a high-traffic area in the house, so making sure there is a clear and wide pathway through the space is a good idea. Large enough that someone can get by while the fridge or oven door is open.


While open shelving looks beautiful and can be a great choice for a wide variety of design styles, it’s also not very practical for some homeowners. Trying to max out on storage space? Then open shelves won’t offer you enough without sacrificing the aesthetic. Perfectly spaced dishes and candles look nice, but most families have more to tuck away and will need the extra storage.


The infamous kitchen triangle of the Sink, Stove, and Refrigerator is still a great way to design with functionality in mind. Running to the fridge for another stick of butter while cooking on the stove can be easy or difficult based on your customized kitchen layout design. Make sure to keep these features close, but not close enough to cause traffic jams or open-door hazards when cooking.

Custom cabinet designs by Latham

Any home project can start to feel overwhelming, whether its a new garage addition with built-in storage, or new custom cabinets for your kitchen. But at Latham we are here with you every step of the way! From start to finish our team will walk you through the design, build, and installation processes until project completion.


Whether you are just trying to figure out the details or already have a design in mind, our team is ready to engineer and custom build any millwork, cabinet, or staircase project for your home!