The team at AHT Interiors has put together a collection of ideas for you to think about when you are in the planning stages, containing a plethora of ideas to incorporate into your new kitchen. Today’s focus is your kitchen’s layout and lighting.

The Layout

Pay careful attention to the layout of your kitchen. It needs to inspire you while also supporting your workflow. If possible, keep your kitchen space open – if this means taking down some walls then go for it (but please consult a structural engineer prior to making your decision).

The open concept is here to stay; who wants to be in the kitchen without family and friends connecting and sharing in conversation?  Today’s kitchens are informal and comfortable for all to enjoy – choose your design accordingly!


Lighting is paramount, and these days the options are nearly limitless.  The choice of lighting fixtures for your ceiling, inside cabinets, workspace below cabinets, kitchen island, etc. are all necessary parts of the planning stage.  There are some excellent options that can bring layers of beautiful light into every area of your kitchen; consider a large lighting piece that makes a statement!  Today’s pendant lights offer so many fun and interesting ideas to incorporate into your new kitchen as well.

Lighting is like jewelry for the kitchen; when you think about it as a treatment for the ceiling your options are endless.  And don’t forget LED lighting – it is friendly and more efficient than ever before.

Stay tuned to the AHT Design Blog for next week’s kitchen remodel article all about flooring options!

As always, the team at AHT Interiors is here to assist, guide and work with you to achieve the perfect kitchen or any other space within your home. Call us if you are looking for beautiful, turn-key solutions.

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