Thinking to upgrade and remodel the current kitchen amenities? Just remember that a huge part of your life is linked to your kitchen, i.e. preparing a quick snack, a 3 course dinner with your friends or family or a breakfast. Not only people have a get together in the kitchen over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, it is also a place that has to remain beautiful and functional. In order to achieve a practical and elegant kitchen follow the below mentioned points:
You should never obstruct the kitchen triangle:
In a kitchen the three vertices of the triangle are refrigerator, stove and sink. These are the areas of greatest activity and have to be planned with an unobstructed access. Most of the action is involved at the sink as compared to the stove and refrigerator.
The sink should be located near the close proximity of plumbing but often it is installed right above the plumbing area and it is a poor location. Hence hire a plumber and relocate the drains and sink for its best placement.
The sum of the size of legs of the triangle should not be greater than 25 feet and neither less than 10 feet. If the sum is smaller, than people would be tripping over each other and if it is too large, the food preparation would be a tiring task.
The storage space should not be wasted:
Lots of stuff you would have bought from kitchen showrooms’ at Melbourne that would be concealing behind built in kitchen cabinet doors. Hence, finding a good storage space and keeping it accessible is quite a tricky proposition. It would be a big design mistake, having expensive built-ins as it would constrict the area you are working as well as their expenses.
With an adequate planning and forethought you could easily save the waste space. Instead of searching for an extra storage place consider installing extra long upper cabinets with moulding, utilizing the space over refrigerator and by installing shelves across the backs of the lower kitchen would surely save more than 4 square foot potential storage space.
Counter top works space:
Fit open horizontal surface areas over the kitchen by adding a breakfast bar or an island to an L shaped kitchen.
This is the place where you can’t afford poor lighting. Apart from design and atmosphere, safety too matters while handling sharp kitchenware. Three types of lighting are required in kitchen, task, illumination and ascent. Evaluate the work areas in the kitchen and focus on the spots and add direct lighting to it.
Protect the walls:
Generally the backslash slip to end of the check list or left out of the plan while remodeling the kitchen. It would truly save your money on the short run, but in the long run it would cost you a lot of time and effort. Cleaning the grease over the wall is quite a tedious task but it is quite easy to clean grease off a backslash made of plastic, metal or tile.
Ventilation is must:
Importance of ventilation could be best understood in the presence of bad smelling of last night’s chips or fish lingering on the stale area. Inexpensive hoods would simply circulate the stale air, but a good ventilation system would improve the quality of indoor and would keep your kitchen cleaner.
Assess your needs properly to design your needs professionally.
Chris, interior designer and an owner of designer kitchen showroom at Melbourne is keen to share the basic points for her readers for a clear picture in remodelling the kitchen.