For many people, the kitchen is the most important room in the house. It is the hub upon which home life revolves. Some kitchens are designed exclusively for cooking, while other kitchens in addition fulfill the function of eating and entertaining. The best kitchens have a component that they have in common, and that is good design and style. Good kitchen designs consider good work flow, good lighting, and good storage space for decluttering the cooking area.
A proper kitchen design can either be an L or a U shape, but the work flow depends on how efficiently the sink, the stove and the refrigerator are interrelated with each other. A modern kitchen also takes the triangle design into consideration. This means that when it is applied to a space, the distance of the three basic kitchen equipment are equal and with the right length. This also means that the cooking area design is comfortable and the size isn’t cramped.
Lighting in a kitchen design should be that which illuminates that room without creating harsh shadows or glaring hot spots, but also gives ample task light for the work area. Storage is a key component to kitchen designs. Proper storage elements must be in the right position and the right place, such as using wall mounted utensil rods for blank spaces in the kitchen. Get cabinets installed according to frequency of use of kitchen materials. Seasonal and specialty items should have a space that is out of the way, and everything else should be within easy reach.
Kitchen designs follow what all rooms, products and environments in the house should have. It should be flexible and easy to use for anyone, regardless of age or ability. It should keep you and the members of your family from lifting, reaching, pulling and straining while doing your chores. In the cooking area, good design means replacing drawer knobs with U shaped holes, countertops should have adjustable heights for the work surfaces and appliances should have easy to read front mounted control panels.
Finally another important aspect of good kitchen designs is adequate flooring. Contrary to popular belief not every flooring type is going well in the cooking space. This is due to routine water spillage and moisture that is usually gathered through cooking in this room. For example real wood floors have nothing to do in the cooking area,as it is well known that hardwood when in prolonged touch with water and moisture tends to buckle and warp. Eventually it will crack and will need to be replaced.