Kitchen / October 16, 2018 / éloïse Schubert.
Planning is the first step while designing a kitchen that includes three points to be noted down:
First, measure up and note down the position of the existing services, windows and doors.
Then start working out the plan to get the appliances, worktops, and cupboards according to your convenience. Instruments required in the kitchen are refrigerator or fridge, microwave oven, dishwasher, room air extractor, tumble dryer or even sometimes washing machine.
Deciding on any changes to the services like electricity, water, drains, etc. you need.
Before designing, keep into consideration the kitchen layout which may be an L-Shaped layout, U-shaped, island or corridor layouts.
Steps to be taken while designing:
The first step is to measure your kitchen at floor level and at about 900mm from the floor and use the smaller measurement for your floor plan. To make the things more accessible, it is better to draw a scale plan using squared paper.
Mark on the plan the services as they currently exist like hot and cold water, drains, electric points, gas points, any existing extractor vents in the walls as you need.
Your kitchens need three 'work areas' that is preparation, cooking, and washing-up, each area should include all the appliances required and a suitably sized work area around it and accordingly, decide the place to keep your needed instruments.
Refrigerator or fridge should be placed between the entrance of the kitchen and the cooking area where all the members of the house can easily access it.
If you cannot fit in all the appliances, you have selected, or the room is already too full, ask yourself if you can relocate any instrument in another room, for instance, move the washing machine to the garage.
Think how you can rearrange the kitchen to make it easier to use and also begin to think about relocating the position of the existing services but remember that in addition to the floor mounted appliances, you will also need electric points for the smaller, moveable machines which you get out of the cupboard each time you want to use them. All services and window/doors can be repositioned only it is just that additional work is involved.
When you are satisfied with a basic floor arrangement, then think about the wall area, and where you can fit wall units, these tend to be needed in the food preparation area but try and keep the wall units in line with the base units below them. At last, decide your own colors and styles for the wall and floor units.