Planning Your Kitchen Design

January 30, 2014
Planning Your Kitchen Design

It’s fair to say that the kitchen is usually the heart of the home.

That’s why when planning your kitchen renovation you need to consider what kitchen design works best for your family.

Typically, kitchens that work well are those that have a natural workflow or what’s commonly referred to as a “work triangle”. Cooking, washing and storage are the three zones of an efficient working kitchen.

Cooking Appliances

Cooking can include kitchen appliances such as an oven, microwave, gas cooktop, gas stove, wall oven, gas oven, stove, induction cooktop, ceramic cooktop, convection oven and even a coffee machine. An important consideration when planning your cooking zone is ventilation. Exhaust fans and rangehoods are the two most commonly used options for achieving adequate kitchen ventilation.


Washing Appliances

The kitchen sink is the central point of the kitchen “work triangle”. When selecting your kitchen sink tap or kitchen sink mixer keep in mind it needs to be easy to use and compatible with your chosen kitchen sink. Whilst you’re considering which kitchen sink tap or kitchen sink mixer best suits your kitchen design, water filters are a terrific addition.

The dishwasher is an equally important kitchen appliance to consider in your kitchen washing zone. You can buy a free standing dishwasher, integrated dishwasher or a drawer dishwasher, also known as a dishdrawer to compliment your kitchen design.

Washing Dishes

Storage For The Kitchen

The last kitchen zone to complete your kitchen “work triangle” is the kitchen storage. Built-in kitchen cabinets, kitchen drawers, kitchen shelves, kitchen pantry, spice racks and wine racks are terrific solutions to store and keep organised kitchen cooking utensils and non-perishable foods. You want to make sure that everything you wish to store in your kitchen has a space and is easy to find and reach when you need it. For all fresh food storage options, refrigeration is a key consideration in your kitchen design.

Kitchen refrigeration can come in many combinations such as a single fridge, a fridge and freezer combination or a chest freezer. Choices can include a glass door fridge, double door fridge, fridge with bottom freezer or a bar fridge.

Your kitchen refrigeration choice will depend on the needs of your family. If you consider the kitchen “work triangle” theory, you’re well on your way to creating a harmonious kitchen.

Kitchen Storage