Basic principles of kitchen design

Kitchen design basics you need to know!

However extravagant our kitchen design ideas, it’s clear that we need to stick to certain guidelines so that the end result is comfortable furniture that doesn’t get in the way of everyday kitchen tasks, but instead facilitates workflow to make your cooking adventures all the more enjoyable!

1. Kitchen work triangle

More time is spent in the kitchen than we’d like to admit, so it’s important that this time is spent in a kitchen where everything is at your fingertips and design decisions don’t interfere with the functionality of your kitchen furniture. It is essential to consider the position of the cooker, fridge and sink, as these are the three most intensively used elements in the kitchen. Match the layout of your kitchen “work triangle” to your space and your kitchen furniture will be worry-free for everyday tasks.

2. Storage solutions

A functional kitchen is unthinkable without easy-to-use, spacious and ample storage solutions. Cooking requires a variety of tools, and there are more of them than you might first think! That’s why it’s highly advisable to be able to store everything you don’t need, so that there’s nothing on the kitchen surfaces, but also so that all appliances are easily accessible at all times.

3. The importance of lighting

Have you ever had to cook in a kitchen that is too dark and unlit? This is not only uncomfortable and tiring for the eyes, it is downright dangerous! But lighting in the kitchen will not only make it easier to cook in the dark of the day, it will also give the kitchen a more elegant look and complement the overall décor of the home.

Basic kitchen design principles – summary

Clearly, a cramped, ill-designed and old kitchen will make even the best chef unhappy and affect the quality of the time spent cooking. That’s why design is not the top priority when designing a kitchen, because you have to find a balance between function, aesthetics and sustainability. Think about these three points from our designers and you’ll be thankful later.

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