If you’d stop to think about it, you’d realise that your kitchen is the heart of the home. Thousands of home activities are completed in this area, including eating, drinking, cooking, socialising and cleaning, which means it must be functional yet beautiful. While the design options are limitless and can take some time to sort through, you must focus on layout and organization to ensure that your space is easily accessible and ready for anything.
The stove, refrigerator, and sink are known as the kitchen or work triangle. This area sees the most activity and requires unobstructed access and planning. While the sink may see the most action, especially in homes where little cooking is done, everyone should have ample access to all three points.
From the sink to the range is seen as one leg, the range to the fridge is another, and the fridge to the sink is the last. All three legs should have a sum of three to seven-and-a-half metres, regardless of the kitchen’s layout or size. If the work triangle is too big, it could take unnecessary steps to finish the task, while too small triangles can lead to trips, falls, and annoyances.
Kitchens are notorious for being too small, but it may not be the space itself, but rather, the way you’ve created storage space. Your kitchen will have tons of items in it, including utensils, pots, pans, bakeware, mixers, food processors, microwaves, toasters and so much more. While some of the appliances will be in the open (such as the microwave and toaster), most items will be stored until they’re needed, such as spatulas, muffin tins, and pots. Therefore, enough storage space is essential when planning your kitchen design. Zesta Kitchens can help you utilise all space, including the areas above the refrigerator and in the back of cabinets.