The kitchen is the heart of the home, in terms of its position and its importance. We all spend more time in our kitchens than any other part of the house, and these days most kitchens are connected to open-plan spaces. A well-designed kitchen must be beautiful, but also functional. Achieving both isn’t difficult, let’s look at a few points to think about when designing your kitchen.
Many people prefer to have sinks and stoves on their kitchen islands, but they should actually be clear. A stove placed on an island could result in splashbacks, which may be dangerous when you are frying. Sinks are also a nightmare. You may think that this is a great idea as you have seen perfectly clean kitchens with no dish in sight, but when last was your kitchen dish free? An island should spacious as it is where most of the food preparation gets done.
The Kitchen Triangle
This is the shape made by invisible lines that connect your fridge, cooking space and sink. In the middle of this triangle is roughly where you will stand for most of the food preparation. A smaller triangle is more efficient but may be a little cramped, whereas a larger triangle means more walking but at the same time more spacious.
You should never underestimate the need for power in the kitchen. We all tend to plan enough to small appliances but don’t think about the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, so we also need space for other additional items.
If you are designing a full kitchen renovation, rather than leaving a leaving space to place a free-standing oven, it’s worth looking at integrating appliances. This means setting your appliances into your cupboards or surfaces, giving them the same finish as the rest of your kitchen.
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