Whether you’re building a new kitchen or renovating the existing one?

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNING A KITCHEN
Whether you’re building a new kitchen or renovating the existing one, you probably have drawn ideas from all over the place for its design. In this article, We have narrowed down a few things of the most important things to consider when designing a kitchen.

SPACE PLANNING in Kitchen Renovation
Everyone dreams of having a huge kitchen with a ton of space for entertaining friends and families, therefore, space planning is a important factor when designing a kitchen. When planning this, one thing to consider is how both the work and the traffic flow within and through the kitchen space. The kitchen layout should be carefully designed to reduce disruption of the cook or others entering or using the kitchen space. Considering these points will make your life easier and enjoyable.

Clearance should be allowed between hot surface such as gas burners and combustible materials which may be chosen for splashbacks or substrates. When choosing materials you must consider your bench tops, splashback and cabinetry design and finish.

MATERIALS
Deciding on materials is one of the most challenging part of a kitchen renovation. Today’s kitchens are often custom-built to meet the needs of the household. It is vital to check the manufacture’s guidelines for use of the materials you have selected to ensure it is suitable for its proposed purpose. Example, a dark timber or veneer finish will make a small room appear even smaller.

WORK TRIANGLE in kitchen design
When designing a kitchen, priority should be given on creating a work triangle. The goal of a good kitchen work triangle is to place the three most common work sites the most efficient distance apart and to minimize traffic through the work zone. In traditional kitchens, the three main work sites are:

  1. Refrigerator
  2. Sink
  3. Stove 
    Work triangles are an important concept in kitchen design as the size, shape and location of these elements can have a huge effect on how well the kitchen functions. For the most efficient layout, its recommended that the appliances should be placed as such that the distance between any two of them is no less than three feet and no more than seven feet, with the total of the triangle sides measuring no less than twelve feet. A huge distance between the appliances means extra step and shorter distance means a cramped workspace.

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