How to design a good kitchen
Are you planning to build a new kitchen or to repair the land? The challenge is serious, so we would like to share with you some basic rules to follow. With them you will be able to turn the kitchen into your cozy and practical place.
The kitchen should be both beautiful and comfortable, and properly organized. Cooking is not always easy. Sometimes it takes a lot of time and it is imperative to have a person all the time in the room. In addition, there is often open fire and hot surfaces around you. That's why every detail matters!
In recent years there has been a trend in the interior, where the kitchen, dining room and living room are united in one room. Many designers define these areas as the places where the family gathers most often. Nowadays in the kitchen are used various materials with different vision and resistance. The design is clear with pastel and unobtrusive colors.
To create your practical kitchen, you have to follow the following rules:
- Stick to the triangle rule. It was developed in the early 19th century by architect Greta Likotski. It draws attention to the most important points of work in the kitchen - stove, refrigerator and sink. Even in small apartments, they are the main points of work. Therefore, they must be located on the vertices of the triangle and the lengths of its sides should not exceed 2 meters. Thus, anyone using the kitchen will have no problem moving between workpoints.
- Choose the sink area. Note that it is mainly determined by the water and canals. Therefore, when planning a kitchen design should start from this point.
- Hotplates should NOT be less than 40 cm from the sink. The availability of free work areas between the sink, the stove and the refrigerator is very convenient if you have to put something.
- Gas stoves and hotplates should not be installed near the window. The stream may extinguish the fire and cause gas leakage.
- We do not advise you to place a high refrigerator in the middle of the kitchen. This will divide the work surface into parts and you will be uncomfortable when cooking. You will often have to circumvent it and this can lead to accidents. We recommend that you place it at some end near the sink.
- Shelves and extra cabinets should not be in the work area. They will disrupt the ergonomics of space and interfere with free movement during cooking.
- The whole space of the kitchen is divided into working, entrance and dining areas. In a very small room, you can temporarily combine them with folding and sliding surfaces (worktops, seats).
Typical kitchen layouts can be:
- angular or L-shaped;
- triangular (U-shaped);
- linear or straight;
- in parallel (from 2 straight lines).
- In combination with an island
As a rule, the area of the working triangle of the kitchen should not exceed 10 square meters.
How to increase the area of the kitchen?
For kitchens of about 5 m2 use each space as much as possible and mount cabinets to the ceiling.
If you want a large refrigerator, put it outside the kitchen to avoid taking extra space
Of great importance is the colorful design of the small kitchen. The dark shades that visually reduce the room are undesirable.
Use retractable additional workspaces and accessories to increase storage space.
Great Kitchen Design
You think that in a large kitchen you can fit everything and arrange the furniture as you want. But the layout of a large kitchen is subject to the same rules as for small ones.
No angular or parallel kitchens are accommodated in an area of more than 16 mІ, because one of the work points will be too far away. In this case you can use islands and peninsulas. This detail of the interior visually divides the work and dining area and serves as a convenient fast food place.
Planning requirements: Between two furniture lines, you need to leave enough room for a person to move freely and open the doors without difficulty. Minimum - from 1.2 m.
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