Are you renovating and would like to know how to plan the perfect kitchen?
Are you drowning in design ideas and have no idea where to start?
Well listen up!
It’s not just about looking pretty.
Sometimes the most impressive looking kitchen ends up causing you grief in the years to come because more focus was put on the facade, and less on the functionality.
Your kitchen is the hub of the house, and planning a kitchen from scratch can be an overwhelming task, especially considering just how many individual items that it actually needs to hold.
Take a step back and have a look at your current kitchen.
Have a think about what works well and what you could improve on. Do you find yourself having to traipse all over the kitchen because the fridge and the prep area are too far apart? Or have you taken up much needed bench space by having your microwave on the counter?
If you’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to re-design the whole layout, spend the time thinking about how you and your family will use the space, and how you can make your life easier when cooking and entertaining.
Consider following the Golden Triangle principle.
The Golden Triangle principle refers to positioning the three key work areas (i) sink; (ii) cooktop; and (iii) fridge at the three points of a triangle. This allows for easy movement between each activity centre.
Some kitchens just don’t have the floor space to utilise this principle, so employ Blum to help you choose the most effective and efficient layout for your kitchen with Dynamic Space Zone planning.
Next up : How to Plan the Perfect Kitchen (Part 2)
Storage and Organisation.
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