November 2, 2011 Light Design 0Comment

A beautiful and functional kitchen design is worth every investment. The kitchen is the heartbeat of all festivity, a core to every family gathering, and the beat of every party.

When the kitchen is well designed eating becomes an enjoyable experience. However, selecting the right kitchen design is never easy. It involves more significant purposes other than comfort and aesthetics.

The following are the qualities of an ideal kitchen design.

Ample space

Food preparation and cooking requires ample space for free movement. Therefore, a good kitchen design should provide enough space for at least 3 people to work in without crowding.

Storage

A good kitchen design should support proper storage of utensil and all the other things used in the kitchen. It should feature well-organized kitchen drawers and cabinets. Most of the designs in the modern world feature great looking cabinets which are so high up.

Such designs limit maximization and are not readily usable. When choosing a kitchen design do not be impressed by fancy, instead get a design that will inspire great purpose and accessibility.

Workplaces

How and where are the kitchen workplaces placed? The design should have the areas of chopping meats, vegetables, spices and mixing sauces close to the stoves or where you cook them up. This will incredibly save you a great deal of energy and time and make cooking enjoyable.

A good kitchen design should feature a multi-purpose countertop for use for any purpose. The countertop should be wide enough to enable you to knead flour for pizza crust, for placing cooked food before serving, for you 7 years kid to use as the study table while you prepare dinner.

Easy to clean areas

An improper kitchen design may end up turning your kitchen into one of the messiest room in your house. A poorly designed kitchen will make grease, crumb, or water to accumulate easily. For this reason, go for a design that features no hard or deep to reach counters. They will not be easily reachable hence will accumulate dirty easily making your kitchen untidy.

Enhancing lighting

An effective kitchen should have 3 types of lighting. First, it should include basic lighting to illuminate the entire place. Secondly, it should feature the task lighting to enable you to work efficiently and safely. Tasking light can be placed under counters, over the range or in the kitchen pantry. Lastly, the kitchen should have accent lighting to highlight the kitchen design features and boost its elegance.

Materials

What materials make the kitchen structures? Wood is used as the primary material but it depreciates easily. It’s okay to have wooden materials around your kitchen but it should not be used to make structures that are constantly in contact with damp cloths or water.  Instead of using wood for chopping counters use tiles.