Design your Kitchen
There are broadly 6 types of kitchen layouts. Either the L-Shape or a U-Shape layouts are the most common and efficient kitchens. The L-Shape is a popular layout since it makes efficient use of limited space. The U- Shape is an ideal design providing an efficient work pattern with ample room for cabinets and countertops.
The types of kitchen floor layouts include L Shape, U Shape Island Kitchen, Peninsula (G Shaped) Kitchen, Straight, Galley, Straight (One Wall) and U-Shape.
Also consider the ergonomics of the work triangle. Read more about the 6 types of kitchen layouts.
WORK SPACE- IS THE COUNTER SPACE (KITCHEN TOP) ENOUGH?
Have you experienced that as you took out a hot dish from the oven or microwave and realized there was no space nearby to put the dish down. Oops! It’s a safety issue.
How much kitchen counter-top surface space should you consider for safety? Some guidelines for the counter-top space are 12 to 15 inches of free space around the cooking stove, refrigerator and microwave, and 24 to 36 inches on either side of the sink. An island in the center of the kitchen if possible is a great convenience, as it offers uninterrupted space from all sides.
Do you have more than one cook in your kitchen? … or the domestic help working along with you? Do your family members and guests tend to gather around while you cook? Do your kids do the home work in the kitchen while you are cooking? If yes, then you’ll need to plan for safe distances for free flowing traffic. Ideally a walkway should be a minimum of 36 inches for smooth pass-through, but allow more space where you’ll be working. Keep all work passages to a minimum of 42 inches for one person and 48 inches for two persons working together in the kitchen.
ROLE OF A DESIGNER
It helps to see your ideas come to life in 3D? Kitchen designers will carefully listen to your requirements, show you the various options suited to your needs, create your kitchen design 3D to help you visualize your ideas, and also give you a detailed quotation. They will visit your site for measurements. They will advise you the pre-installation requirements including electrical, plumbing, civil works needed to prepare your site for kitchen installation.
In case you are hiring the services of an Interior Designer/ Architect then it is best to engage them in this process from the start. Our designers will support to complete the visualization process, selection of materials, finishes, and accessories. Our team will work closely with your Interior Designer.
It’s interactive and fun! And it will give you a chance to start thinking through your needs as you discuss with your designer. You’ll start visualizing your dream kitchen by looking at potential color, layout, and appliance options.