Kitchen Planning Design Ideas

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

A kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you hang out during the day, have late-night talks, make lots of meals and meet with friends. If you are investing in a new kitchen you want to make sure that it suits your needs so you have to asses this carefully. Here are some kitchen design and kitchen planning tips.

First assess what you need and want, what you can actually have, and what would work best for you.  Ask yourself some questions like: Do you have any special interests that need to be accommodated in the kitchen area, such as serious wine storage, laundry, storage issues, young kids, etc.? Do you want to make room for two cooks at a time, or would you like a breakfast bar for meals on the go?

Consider the work triangle?

To have an ergonomic and efficient kitchen, lesson the distance between the refrigerator, stove and sink. The path between these three appliances is called “the work triangle,” and the distance between them, along with how easy it is — or isn’t — to reach them, is still the measure of kitchen efficiency.

Once you have assessed your kitchen needs and decided how you want to go about executing them, it’s time to put pen to paper and start sketching out your new kitchen.

Next to size, the shape of your kitchen space can your biggest design headache. No matter what the shape room, there are three main types of kitchen shapes the U shape, the L shape, and the G shape.

If you are having trouble planning your kitchen come and visit us and we’ll be able to help. All you need is a rough sketch and basic measurements or if you have a kitchen fitter he will be able to turn those sketches into a fully fledged plan. Call us on 05793 21860 if you have any queries