Designing A Kitchen
Kitchen plan should make our every move easy and all our cooking
supplies and appliances within our reach with ample room to turn and
walk between the
cabinets easily. There are safety issues too along
design that makes cooking as pleasant as it can.
Especially with kids and
pets, you need to plan the kitchen that is not
within their reach.
Cabinets with magnetic locks and a breakfast bar
in the kitchen where children can be with their moms while she is
cooking and still out of the harm's way is a good idea too. You can
get a hide-away pet-feeding bowl in a sliding drawer near the floor.
Ergonomic planning in the kitchen, especially in a small kitchen,
makes working much easier and is based on an activity center with
sink, fridge and cooking range being the three corners of the
'working triangle'. The distance between these three most used areas
of the kitchen should not be so great, as to make the cook run
around several times nor so less that it is inconvenient to turn
from one area to other, which is not safe too. Refrigerator can be
placed near the countertop, so that it becomes easier to stash
vegetables and groceries in it and take them out again to chop while
the dishwater near the sink can be used to wash utensils easily.
It should be made sure that counters should be at the right height
to make working for the cook easier and if the cook is left-handed,
it may take more thought as to which side the cabinets should open
to make it easier for him or her to work. Separate areas for heavy
pots can be assigned while drawer size of appropriate sizes for
small appliances can be designed accordingly. Right and appropriate
storage areas helps you to keep the kitchen more organized and
minimizes bending and stooping down, to give less strain to your