Do's and Don'ts of
Modern Kitchen Design!
How to shape your kitchen design
Before you get going, you should decide which shape your kitchen design should have. There are several options, like an L-shape, U-shape, I-shape or cooking island.
According to its functions, a kitchen should have three zones: a cooking zone, a washing zone and a storage zone. It’s important to reduce the space between those zones so you thus reduce your time and effort to a minimum.
If you believe in the principles of Feng Shui, you might arrange your kitchen in such a way that you have a good sight on the entire room and the door while retaining enough space to move around.
The worktop should be approximately 3 feet high. Ideally, the oven should be installed on eye level. This allows you to put plates in the oven without stooping, and to easily have a quick check-up on your baking dishes.
If you have a dishwasher, you should put it close to the sink, so you can easily rinse your messy dishes before putting them in the machine. If you have a kitchen table, you should keep about 2 feet of space around the perimeter of it for the chairs to move about.
Additionally, make sure you anticipate enough cabinet and pantry space, so you can store your kitchen equipment easily, according to Feng Shui principles, even as time passes.
When you choose a material for your kitchen worktop, it is important to choose a material that is easily cleanable. The most popular materials are laminated, composite stone, natural stone and plastic.
The wall covering protects your wall from grease stains while you’re cooking. You might also pick an easy to maintain material, like tiles. Remember, tiles with flat surfaces make cleaning very easy. For optimal hygiene, you might choose a one-piece surface obtained from composite or natural stone.
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