Posted in Kitchen Tips on May 10, 2010
Everyone who had experience cooking in a wonderful kitchen would agree that design and function makes it feel like it’s a place to create rather than being a dull workplace with musty air. A kitchen should always be a convenient and fun area at the same time. Suffice it to say that any household kitchen should vary depending on the needs of the people who live and utilize the room to their heart’s content.
There are different kitchen needs and sizes for every Tom, Dick and Harry, but there are standards that should be met. These standards guide everyone to decide on every kitchen detail that may come up as a need and they may not just realize it yet. This is because a kitchen should always be the most convenient and multi-functional room of every home. Here are the some of the top kitchen design features that each kitchen must have to make cooking a hassle-free as well as an enjoyable experience for you and your family:
Adequate Work Area
Any kitchen should not be as wide as a football stadium but it needs to have an ample space for all the movement you need in it. A cramped kitchen would be a stressful place to do baking when cabinet doors and drawers get banged a lot when you open the oven. It must also have enough room for you to complete your chores without being hampered by tiny walkway you have there.
Effective Layout and Planning
An effective kitchen needs careful layout and planning for it to meet all the needs of its owners. Aside from visual appeal, planning your kitchen with an expert will ensure that it is both convenient and organized. There’s a lot of things that you need to keep in mind while doing a kitchen layout like the appliances and utensils. All the drawers and kitchen cabinets must be in its appropriate position as well as if you need a kitchen island or not. Kitchen islands are convenient if you don’t want to cross one side to another. This furniture is also an additional storage area for your goods, as well as an added counter for more space during cooking. You also need to bear in mind to widely position your cook top, your exhaust system, your faucet, and everything else you need. All the appliances should fixed in their proper place so that you could smoothly do your daily kitchen routine without a hitch.
Suitable Kitchen Furniture and Appliances
The kitchen will always be an area prone to clutter and mess because it’s often used for all the messy chores we need to do. Having the right kitchen cabinets and furniture will be heaven-sent to you. All the utensils, pots, pans, spices, baking goods and other food supplies need to be stored in their proper nook. To make your job easier, you can put labels in your drawers so that you won’t be clueless when you’re hurrying to do your chores. Not only will have to take note of the style of your fixtures, but you should have an idea how many of them you’re going to need. You also have to retire outdated appliances that’s often chugging away with your electric bills. Having modern appliances would save you money in the long term because they are often user and environment-friendly, as well as they are safer to use and easier to clean and maintain.
There might be other things to consider like the lighting or the ventilation but these top three kitchen features always trump out the rest. These are the most basic and they should never be ignored. Also, you should remember that these features should not always cost you an arm and leg to produce. Be sure you get the best quality that’s just right for your budget. And when you’re done, you’re on your way to the best cooking experiences you’ll have because you own a kitchen that’s designed and made to function for all your needs.