Top 5 Design Ideas for Personal and Commercial Kitchens

Sep

11

2015

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Top 5 Design Ideas for Personal and Commercial Kitchens

The kitchen is one of the most essential and beloved parts of our home, and with good reason: it’s the place where we prepare our meals and clean our dishes. Updating its layout and features to accommodate your growing needs can be quite tough, as there are lots of things to consider. Don’t worry, though! Our experienced designers have dished out the best kitchen ideas to guide you:

1. Prioritising Kitchen Layout

kitchen work triangle layout

Interior designer Jacqui Hargrove recommends that function should be the topmost remodelling priority. For all kitchen sizes, it’s best to follow the ‘kitchen work triangle’ for a functional design. This layout concept works by placing the cook top, sink and refrigerator close to one another, which makes it easier to work around the kitchen and cuts down on wasted steps. Furthermore, your kitchen layout should keep appliances away from corners and cabinet doors must be spacious enough so they won’t bang into each other when opened.

2. Building Accessible Storage

kitchen storage

Whether it’s open shelves or overhead cabinets, make sure you allot enough space for storing your items. Deep drawers can be used for storing pots and pans, while open shelves can serves as a place to display your dining ware. Keep breakfast food items and bowls near the breakfast table, and store your appliances in overhead cabinets to protect them from accumulating dust. If your cabinets have similar designs, you may use removable wall decals to label which section contains specific kitchen items.

3. Placing Power Sources

kitchen power outlet

Gas, water and electric lines are some of the most important factors considered in the kitchen – after all, you wouldn’t be able to use your appliances without them. Plan your kitchen layout so that your power sources are near your dishwasher, burner and other appliances. It’s also much easier and safer to make your power sources visible: you can use custom wall stickers to label your power source (together with a warning sign or icon if you have kids at home).

4. Creating a “Social” Kitchen

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Your kitchen is a common space where you can take the chance to catch up with your family members and friends as you get a quick snack or refill your drink. Accommodate conversations in the kitchen by placing a breakfast table with built-in casual sitting. You can also put house rules or motivational quotes in specific areas of your kitchen in the form of decorative wall art stickers, to give your housemates a dose of inspiration.

Your kitchen is a common space where you can take the chance to catch up with your family members and friends as you get a quick snack or refill your drink. Accommodate conversations in the kitchen by placing a breakfast table with built-in casual sitting. You can also put house rules or motivational quotes in specific areas of your kitchen in the form of decorative wall art stickers, to give your housemates a dose of inspiration.

 

5. Space and Safety

Maintain cleanliness in your counter space by choosing a surface that looks neat and easy to work on. Whether you’re going with marbled or tiled counter top, you should have it designed such that it goes perfectly with the existing colour scheme of your kitchen. Getting a quiet range hood also ventilates cooking doors and smoke that can suffocate a small kitchen.

Wide walkways are also a must, with kitchen paths at least 36 inches wide. You can either place garbage containers on these paths, or go with a built-in trash bin positioned next to your cabinets so that disposable items in your kitchen will not be in the way. Lastly, consider slip-resistant and easy-to-clean floor coverings to withstand tough stain dirt and spills during kitchen accidents.

Following these essential guidelines can help you avoid design mistakes that may waste your time and put your safety at expense. Just remember to combine functionality with classy design for an ergonomic and elegant kitchen.

Maintain cleanliness in your counter space by choosing a surface that looks neat and easy to work on. Whether you’re going with marbled or tiled counter top, you should have it designed such that it goes perfectly with the existing colour scheme of your kitchen. Getting a quiet range hood also ventilates cooking doors and smoke that can suffocate a small kitchen.

Wide walkways are also a must, with kitchen paths at least 36 inches wide. You can either place garbage containers on these paths, or go with a built-in trash bin positioned next to your cabinets so that disposable items in your kitchen will not be in the way. Lastly, consider slip-resistant and easy-to-clean floor coverings to withstand tough stain dirt and spills during kitchen accidents.

Following these essential guidelines can help you avoid design mistakes that may waste your time and put your safety at expense. Just remember to combine functionality with classy design for an ergonomic and elegant kitchen.

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