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The Mistakes You Want To Avoid When Designing The Kitchenette

Kitchens are more often than not, a focal point of the home. As such, quite an amount of attention is put into the specific design and layout a kitchen should have. Regardless of whether you plan to use the kitchen or not, the truth is that most homeowners want to properly lay it out as a functional area of the home. Whereas a chef will heavily focus on the functionality and appliances in the kitchen, a family will prefer simple designs that are easy to clean and maintain. However, it is easy sometimes to forget to account for certain issues that might pop up when designing a kitchen – the only issue is that this can lead to trouble later on… and some costly re-arrangements as well. Below are some of the mistakes you want to avoid:

  • Forgetting the kitchen triangle – a common rule used when recreating a quality kitchen design is the ‘kitchen triangle’, or the positioning of the three most important areas in a kitchen cabinets Melbourne– they sink, the refrigerator and the stove. These three places are normally used very often in the kitchen, and hence should be within a reasonable reach of each other. The key here is to find the right amount of spacing between the three areas: too much of it will necessitate an extra amount of time and energy, whereas too small a space can crowd the kitchen and impede work when more than one person is using it. The sink should also be close to a wide enough kitchen counter, so as to allow the smooth transition of washed foods into preparation.
    • Forgetting the counter space – when deciding the layout of the kitchen cabinets, make sure to factor in enough counter space to work on. A functional kitchen is one that can boast of a considerable amount of working space for anyone who uses it. As was mentioned above, a good chunk of the counter space should ideally be located next to the sink. It is also recommended to have the counter space act as a link between the kitchen triangles so as to smooth over the cooking processes.
      • Adding or forgoing kitchen islands – the question of kitchen islands can be a mistake depending on the specific layout and space your kitchen has. The most important point to consider here is the traffic flow – how an individual in the kitchen will move. Depending on the answer, adding an island, or not adding one can become a mistake. For example, in a spacious kitchen, leaving the centre of the room empty is an absolute waste of space, and leads to a need for extra movements to reach counters and appliances. On the other hand, in a compact kitchen, the addition of an island can make the kitchen designers Melbourne far too narrow to allow proper movement.kitchen-designers
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