7 golden rules for the kitchen design
Want to know all about the correct design of the kitchen? Get acquainted with the main points.
It is a difficult task to make the kitchen properly. Today we are sharing the rules of kitchen design with you that will help you to avoid mistakes.
We spend so much time at kitchen on daily bases. It is a place where we cook, eat, and even become socialized with our family and friends. No matter if small or big, we always want our kitchen to look clean, clear and lovely. It must be a part of our house where we relax, where we enjoy our food and drink. It is not hard to maintain a cozy atmosphere in your kitchen. In this article we categorized the golden rules about the kitchen design. Believe me, your kitchen and life will change right after this post! Do you want to know all about the correct design of the kitchen? Get acquainted with the golden rules.
- Work triangle
Did you ever heard about the work triangle? If you didn’t know it before, your life is about to be enlightened. Work triangle is a path which is considering cooking place, sink and fridge. This triangular path shouldn’t exceed 6 meters for your comfort and speed during the cooking or cleaning processes. As you can understand why the triangle shape is chosen for these triplets, the main point is that you shouldn’t put these elements as a line next to each other. If you have a U shaped kitchen, you can have cooking places on your one side and refrigerator on your other side while the sink is staying in front of you. Or if you have a corridor kind of kitchen, you can have cooking place and refrigerator on same line, while having sink on the other side, in front of them. In L shaped kitchens, you can have sink and fridge on same line while stove is staying on the other leg.
- A flooring
The decision about the flooring of the kitchen is not an easy deal as it seems. Kitchen is a place you must clean in each step, even if you are careful. While you are selecting materials for flooring of the kitchen, you must pay attention to pick up the ones that are easier to care for. You wouldn’t like to choose to live with the one easily damaged. Eventually changing the kitchen flooring is a quiet bit of job. Therefore flooring material you choose must be fairly resistant to the possible external damages. Don’t fall in the trap of those beautiful glossy tiles! It is easy to slip there. If you are fan of kitchen rugs, be sure that they are stable with stickers on the floor, not moving easily.
- Color scheme
Even if dark colors become more popular in recent years and seems cool, it is better not to choose them as a background of your kitchen. Dark colors tends to decrease the size of your kitchen on visual perception. In this case, choosing dark colors as accessories in your bright kitchen will be more effective. This way you can highlight your accessories or special items such as coffee machines and have a nice accent. For the big, bright and clean looking kitchen, we suggest you to take the neutral colors as base for the décor and textiles.
- A practical kitchen apron
The working wall in the kitchen often plays a decorative role emphasizing the style which you’ve chosen. The materials you are selecting for this area is a matter of life. Pay attention to the materials, you must select the ones that can be easily cleaned as a wall tiles, hardly damaged to be more longlasting. Be careful about their practicality and ease of care. The best solution is to use an apron as a kind of continuation of the countertop. In fure we will be publishing more detailed post about how to choose the countertop.
- A practical countertop
That time when a countertop was mainly with the structure of marble or granite is gone. Today there is a huge selection of countertops which are made of composite materials, which can significantly save your budget and match any desired color. The main principle which is important to remember is the practicality and the resistance to high temperatures. Otherwise you can easily face with a problem of hot pot trace which will eventually stay in front of you.
- Right lighting
Place decorative pendant lights or a common light source above the dining room and install additional lighting above the work area (sink, stove, desk). For more convenience you can use dimmers which will help you to adjust the brightness of the lighting depending on the time of day. It is important to have some led lighting which you can apply to the won part of your upper cupboards. If you want to have a brighter kitchen, you must select a glass material with lighting for the place between your work area and cupboards. This way you can also select a motive or design to print on the glass where you would be receiving light.
- Hide the equipment
We are sure you agree that the less devices are located everywhere, the more neat and ordered the room looks itself. It is even better to hide a dishwasher and a refrigerator behind the facade of the kitchen. Having a clean and neat look in the kitchen will satisfy you more and bring the quality of your kitchen forward.