Tips to Design Your Kitchen
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A kitchen has a very specific function but at the same time it’s also a space that can be very complex with several types of furniture, appliances, and the ability to adapt to electrical and plumbing considerations.
Kitchens layouts have also gone through an evolution from simple enclosed rooms to open space layouts.
1. The Rule of Three
It is preferred to arrange your sink, fridge and cooktop in a triangular way- for ease of functionality ,circulation and to avoid direct contact between warm and cold areas. This holds true in all cases except for small kitchens where a linear or straight layout is opted.
2. Countertops and wall cabinets
The depth of the countertop should at least be 60cms ( with an extra 5cms for the slab projection). The preferred height is at 90cms including the countertop.
Wall cabinets need to be at at height of 50-60cms from the counter top and can be projected 30-45cms from the wall.
Sink area, countertop and any other areas involved with handling food needs to be lit with direct lighting having cool temperatures.
Tips to Design Your KitchenAr. J Thomas