How to make your kitchen cozy
The most challenging aspects of designing a kitchen’s interior are space constraints and planning flaws. This problem may be fixed by selecting the right kitchen furniture, which is made easier by the wide range of designs available.
The most important thing is to visualise your kitchen’s “performance,” meaning that you should already be able to foresee the size and shape of all of the various components. We can assure you that this will substantially simplify everything from beginning to end, right down to placing the final shelf in the closet.
So you have already compiled a list of all the kitchen appliances you plan to use, complete with measurements. Now, focus on the nuts and bolts, like the exact measurements of the pipes, wiring, outlets, flexible (gas, water-supply) hoses, and vents. Fill out your list with all the “stuffing” you need, and then head off to the store. Keep in mind that the typical depth of home appliances is 600 mm if you plan on purchasing each component of your kitchen’s decor separately.
The topic of floor-mounted shelving is next. They serve as your primary work surface, the height of which can significantly impact the degree to which you experience hand tiredness after preparing meals, and having a large number of drawers on rollers can greatly facilitate your ability to quickly and easily access any item in your kitchen. We recommend arranging the contents of your floor cabinets in such a manner that the items you use most often are within easy reach (maybe on pullout rotating shelves), while your less-used dishware can be stored in the more conventional shelves.
Depending on your needs, the width of the floor table can be adjusted to accommodate any trays or baking sheets you may need to store there. The plinth will add a few centimetres to the height of the on-floor cabinet (preparation table), which may be important for your comfort and prevent unnecessary strain on your hands and back. Important: it is highly comfortable to work while sitting, so if you choose to bring in something new to the interior and give yourself a treat, design a pullout shelf under one of cabinets of work area or acquire a high (bar) stool.
As a result, overhead cabinets must be installed at 450 mm or more above the working surface (a food processor, a coffee machine, a toaster, etc). Standard cabinet height is 600 mm. However, taller 900 mm cabinets are also available. They will reach the ceiling. If there are still items that need to be stored or empty space on top, we may complete the composition with open or closed entresol shelves that reach the ceiling, or a cornice with built-in lighting. The rotating shelf is exceptional in capacity and convenience; it may be found in corner wall cabinets and is either open or has a folding door that reveals the entire contents.
The apron refers to the space below a counter or island and above any cabinetry. With regard to the work surface the essential thing for the apron is to be in harmony with it colour and texture. Example: a matt apron and tabletop, glossy tiles, and a glossy tabletop (covered with mat washable wallpapers or imitation of tiles).
The apron’s aesthetic significance stems from its function: preventing the wall from becoming soiled with easily-removable substances like grease. It’s not uncommon to feel uneasy when working at a desk that’s cluttered with too many items. With the apron’s help, we’ll get it free. Let’s bracket the microwave oven, line up the zoo specimens on the smaller shelves, and hang the knives and other metal utensils on the magnetic board. As an additional detail, the decorative nook (plinth) will prevent water from penetrating the back of floor-mounted cabinetry because it is constructed from water-resistant materials.
Standard furniture placement often leaves noticeable empty spaces between pieces or between furniture and walls. Put something useful there, like a narrow shelf or table. For instance, a serving table that can be moved about would both expand the usable space and be put to good use.
Plates, towels, and bottles can all find a home in a slim socle during food prep. For these integral structures, choose the same materials as the major furnishings. Kitchens with granite or marble countertops and cabinets built from natural hardwoods like oak, cherry, beech, or nut tree are striking and classy.
Finishing trends of the ultra-modern era include the use of metals (stainless steel, aluminium) and heat-resistant glass. Laminate plastic, ceramic tiles, or plastic can be used to create inexpensive surfaces. These materials vary in installation and operation methods but are all rather useful: In contrast to laminated plastic, which is bent by heat, the tiles won’t split if a heavy pan misses the floor, and plastic is resistant to scratches. The silent helpers of a gas stove, refrigerator, and sink are necessities in any kitchen. You get to make all the calls when it comes to gear. When space is at a premium in the kitchen, just the most essential appliances and sink size should be installed.
Although there is a wide variety of sinks, we recommend a circular stainless steel sink. However, smaller in size than its square counterpart, everyone who has ever used a circular sink would attest to its superiority in terms of washing and cleaning convenience as well as its overall aesthetic appeal.
If the sink has extra ribbed trays for drying dishes, the water can collect in the ribs instead of dripping over the countertop, making cleanup much easier. Some designs incorporate a drying rack right into the sink, but if you have a dishwasher, you won’t need one. Go for a sink that has separate areas to soak silverware and rinse clean dishes. The integrated multi-section sink’s biggest negative is the amount of room it needs. If you’ve got the space for it, go for an 800-mm table top instead of the more common 600-mm one. Simply raise the wall-facing edge of the tabletop by around 15 to 20 mm, and you’ll have an instant shelf. Concealing plumbing components in a 20-centimetre-deep cavity beneath the tabletop is possible. This frees up room under the sink, where a dishwasher and cleaning supplies shelves can be installed.
The sink should be placed according to the idea of maximum practicality. It should be situated near the gas range and be linked to it by a shared countertop. The sink should be in the middle of a single-line kitchen layout (see to the previous page for further information), with the refrigerator and gas stove on opposite ends. In a large kitchen, a sink in the corner works well. The most notable benefit is a reduction in the overall footprint. An island can be designed for the kitchen, and in this case the sink is ideally situated in the focal point of the design.
The gas stove is another essential appliance for any kitchen. There is no danger of the lone horizontal work surface being broken off because modern stoves with burners and an oven are the same height as the furniture. However, if the range doesn’t meet this criterion, it’s best to go for versions with a flap covering the burners when the food is cooked.
The costlier but more practical option is built-in appliances in the kitchen. It’s up to you to decide what tools to use and how to put them together. “Domino” theory describes this chain reaction. Burners (both gas and electric), an oven, and a cooking panel make up the core components. Grills, deep fryers, steamers, and braziers can be added to any kitchen for those passionate about preparing gourmet fare. You can follow any whim in the kitchen and add to your collection of unique techniques forever. When working with built-in models, less cleanup is required and more time is spent enjoying the meal. In addition, built-in cooking hoods are advantageous since they remove noxious fumes from the air in a horizontal rather than a vertical plane. The high cost of built-in equipment is a major deterrent for many potential buyers.
It can fit a small refrigerator and a washing machine underneath the countertop. Keep in mind the principle of non-breaking off the work surface when deciding where to put that huge refrigerator of yours.
You’ve given careful consideration to every aspect of your kitchen, and now it’s time to give the inside some of your own unique flair; after all, your kitchen’s “face” should be a reflection of your character.
Decorative materials for Kitchen
Flowers, paintings, porcelain collections, or even just little trinkets may all play a role in a well-decorated home; the key is to let your imagination guide you. Designers from reputable renovation firms can help you make sense of the dizzying array of options for kitchen and laundry appliances. You may have a functional, inviting kitchen, and a true representation of who you are with their assistance.