Kitchen / August 3, 2018 / Pearl Schofield.
At the same time, investing in classic, although perhaps more expensive materials, will give you a kitchen that brings real value to your home and stand the test of time. While the aesthetic elements of kitchen design, the functionality of the room should also be carefully considered. Think about how you and your family use the kitchen, or want to use the room, and design around your work flow.
Choose elements that complement your overall colour palette and design and also create heaps of visual interest. Consider your work triangle where you can access things,example hob, sink, fridge, bin etc, without having to walk too far. Consider which way your kitchen doors open. Example when you open your dishwasher, you do not want to block access to the plate kitchen cupboard for easy unloading.
This creates a seamless design, look and flow in your kitchen space. Microwaves and ovens can be set at eye level which is more ergonomic than bending down or stretching up, fridges and dishwashers inside matching cabinetry and you can never go wrong with an integrated pullout pantry. Design elements, which include the splashback, sink, faucets, cabinet handles, task lighting and benchtop.
Keeping the sink located between the stove and refrigerator will help you work efficiently. The sink becomes the hub of prep and cleanup, and the stove and fridge act as satellite workstations. The key here is ensuring that you have counter space on either side of the sink for staging prep and cleanup. Galley kitchens typically have a more compact triangular pathway.