Following the Rules of Kitchen Design

Spicing up your kitchen always breeds excitement, however unless you know the right ways to  make the most important space in your home stand out, then you’re going to have a few problems on your hands. If you follow the rules of kitchen design, then there’s no doubt that you’ll be left with a very safe and functional kitchen, as well as a cooking environment that will last for many years to come. From lighting to counter tops, there are many ways to enhance your kitchen space, and depending on the theme you want to install, you could have a brand new kitchen without breaking the bank! Let’s take a look at some of the rules of kitchen design.

The Triangle

You may not have heard of the triangle, but most kitchens implement this design technique in order to save time moving between appliances. The triangle consists of a refrigerator, a stove and a sink, and they’re kept close together to allow for convenient movement in the kitchen. Not only are these some of the most used appliances in the kitchen, but kitchen design would be completely different without the use of the triangle.

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When it comes to the triangle itself, the sides don’t have to be the same length. As you’ve guessed, the triangle is imaginary, however keeping these core appliances within 5-8 feet of each other will dramatically increase efficiency. If you like to cook alone, or you have a small family, then the application of the triangle will be hugely beneficial. To further improve the triangle, why not move your dishwasher into the space between two of the appliances.

Assessing Your Kitchen’s Needs

Before you start a project as big as redesigning your kitchen, you have to know what you need, what you want to change, and what you want to keep. Without a solid plan of refurbishment, you may find that your original budget goes out the window, as you start to buy things that you don’t necessarily need.

The first step to redesigning your kitchen is to understand what you want to change, and why. Next, is to determine a budget for the changes you want to make, as well as the length of time it will take you to complete the refurbishment. The last thing you want is to reduce your cooking space for a longer time than necessary. Finally, after implementing the changes, you’ll need to complement your new kitchen with up to date appliances, colour and lighting, to ensure the theme lasts as long as possible. Surf online to see a great selection of the latest appliances for your kitchen!

Different Types of Lighting

Kitchen design isn’t all about the physical aspect of the space in front of you, it’s about how that space is perceived. To improve the perception of your kitchen, different types of lighting can be used to illuminate space, or create shadow. From task to decorative, accent to ambient, try out different lights in your kitchen, and in different places. For example, you’ll want your chopping area well lit, however you could have ambient lighting under cupboards to enhance the floor design.

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Kitchen Tiles and Improvement

My family finally moved to our new home after the typhoon Yolanda struck our country.  The tiles in our living room was already installed so they just sleep there and use extension wire from our old house so they have lights. Yeah, right the electrician was not yet done installing all the wires in our home because he seldom visit, he just visit when he is free from his regular job.

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I was informed that tiles were already installed in our kitchen, the tiles matched the floor kitchen doors like I wanted. What is left to be done in our kitchen is wall cabinets and buying a cooking oven to fill the gap as well as exhaust fan or hood. Hopefully I could earn enough money so we could done more improvements to our new home.

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Kitchen, Pantry and Bathroom Door Plan

Our new home is far from being finished, the new bathroom was finally done it should be done long time ago if we didn’t move the bathroom to the storage area.  I have asked to move it because the bathroom door is right at the kitchen, I find it awkward and unpleasant despite it was already tiled and ceiling was already made.

Kitchen and Bathroom Door

With this, we have to buy new set of tiles for the new bathroom, the fixtures like faucet, shower and toilet bowl was not yet installed so it was not really a major alternation. We made the old bathroom as a pantry so  in short we just interchange the  use of the two rooms.

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Advantages of Kitchen Granite Countertops

The kitchen is one of the essential parts of the house and a good kitchen design can provide efficient and good area to prepare meals and do related tasks.  Designing and choosing the right countertops of your kitchen depends on your personal taste, class and style. The two most popular choices for countertops are granite and marble.

Granite Countertops

We used granite in our kitchen, they are a bit expensive compared to tiles but they are the best choice for  constant cooking and preparing food. They are durable stones that are more resistant to scratches, stains, mold and mildew.  Granite comes in various colors, pattern and shade we choose the brown/peach to compliment the kitchen walls and floor.

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