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Design of a pleasant and functional kitchen: what to do?

Written by Dana Peterson
Today the kitchen has become an important part of the home
Today the kitchen has become an important part of the home

Previously the kitchen was a confined living space of the house, today it has become an important part of the home. Much of this is due to the success of American cuisine. Design of a pleasant and functional kitchen: what to do?

In order to have a kitchen that is both pleasant and functional, a few conditions are essential. In fact, it must meet the owners’ preferences in terms of taste but also facilitate cooking activities. Find now some ideas that will help you to arrange your kitchen space.

Kitchen: smooth circulation

kitchen work triangle
kitchen work triangle

Before embarking on the kitchen layout, you should know what is called the kitchen work triangle. This will take into consideration three poles: cooking, storage, and washing. When someone is preparing food, they should have easy access to these three areas. A perimeter of about two meters is sufficient so that the distance between the poles is neither too small nor too large. Ultimately, the cook will only have to take one to four steps to get to what he or she needs to prepare a meal.

Kitchen: Favor materials that are easy to maintain

The kitchen is the perfect place to collect fat and heat. To save time in cleaning, it is important to choose materials that are easy to maintain. In this regard, stainless steel is known to be a very practical material, in particular thanks to its unalterable characteristics. It is also not very porous, which allows it to be cleaned with a simple sponge. For more aesthetics and style, synthetic resins are a popular choice for kitchen designers.

However, quality components must be selected for maximum hygiene and impeccable resistance. As far as the worktop is concerned, porcelain stoneware materials are very interesting, especially because of their ease of maintenance and their high resistance.

Choose comfortable kitchen furniture

Kitchen furniture has a big role in the interior decoration of the room. However, the choice will not be limited to aesthetics alone. You should also take into account the convenience of the users. Also, you should remember to try out the chairs and tables to find out if they are right for you or not. In addition, you will have to study the layout of your kitchen. In fact, the confirmation of this piece is very important in choosing the furniture, especially when it comes to its location. When all is installed, kitchen furniture should take up minimum space and facilitate movement.

Make the choice of a simple storage furniture

When choosing your storage spaces, simplicity and practicality should be the number one rule. In fact, all storage is good, only if it doesn’t make things difficult for users. Therefore, you should avoid bulky equipment and opt for practical drawers and cupboards.

In order to save space, storage units arranged in height are optimal but are not recommended for people of modest height.

The sliding door system is in vogue now, but some users have a preference for the swing door. It should also be noted that the drawers with automatic opening and closing are very interesting and fully deserve their place in a kitchen space.

Selection of the washing pole

kitchen faucet and oven modern black and white interior design
kitchen faucet and oven modern black and white interior design

As we mentioned earlier, the washing point is part of the three work triangle poles. In this regard, it demands your full attention. You must take into consideration the utensils that need to be washed there as well as the food. Nowadays, a washing point with a separation into two tanks is very often chosen. To make sure it’s the right size, remember that a sink should be able to accommodate a large pot. Half-vats are not recommended because it is impossible to place plates or dishes on them. On the other hand, you can choose a tank with a width of at least between 40 and 50 centimeters.

Choose the hood

Design of a pleasant and functional kitchen: what to do?: When the kitchen is equipped with adequate ventilation, a hood is not necessarily a requirement
When the kitchen is equipped with adequate ventilation, a hood is not necessarily a requirement

When cooking a meal, fats and fumes will naturally evaporate. The kitchen hood is a device for vacuuming products and prevents premature clogging of the kitchen.

When the kitchen is equipped with adequate ventilation, a hood is not necessarily a requirement. However, you should be aware that this device cannot eliminate odors. To choose a hood, you must consider the dimensions of the hob. A host should ideally protrude on either side of a countertop by about 10 cm.

How to choose general and direct kitchen lighting?

In the evening, when dinner arrives, the kitchen is usually busy. This is why it is crucial to know how to choose the right lighting for this room. You can do this by choosing global lighting to properly illuminate the space. Also, always study the nooks and places to be illuminated as a priority: such as the washing area or the worktop. Concretely, these corners of the kitchen must always be properly lit in order to facilitate the organization of the various activities. LED lamps are ideal because they provide generous brightness without ever dazzling the eyes.

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Dana Peterson

I'm Dana Peterson, a freelance writer, serial blogger, self-published author of 7 books, and speaker who enjoys enlightening others about unknown and little-known facts.

I'm a mother of two kids, but I've also been a typographer, a film composer, a piano player, a singer in an all-girl rock band. I love writing on cruise ships, or late nights, but also at home in my sunny southern California garden.

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