Things to Consider Before Designing a New Kitchen

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Are you an interior designer or want to pursue a career into it? Picking a career of an interior designer is no easy task. While designing a house, it is observed that most designers find designing a kitchen as the most difficult thing, because it requires the maximum planning. Keeping this in mind, we here have listed a few tips which will be helpful to you while designing a kitchen.

While working on designing a kitchen project one has to take care of space, angles and even height/width.

  • For the optimum utilization of the space, in kitchens smaller than 150 sq. ft., one should have at least 13' of base cabinets; 12' of wall cabinets; and 11' of countertop. This will be helpful in arranging grains and utensils or crockery.

  • In kitchens where we have larger space than 150 sq. ft., one can take the liberty to have base cabinets of at least 16', 15 1/2’ of wall cabinets, and 16 1/2’ of countertop.

  • To create the most accessible landing for unloading groceries, allow at least 15'' of counter space on the handle side of a standard refrigerator; on both sides if it’s a side-by-side model. One can even include a landing area directly across from the refrigerator, but no more than 48'' away.

  • Taking care of the moving space and for work efficiency it is always advisable that, the work triangle i.e. the space between the sink, refrigerator, and stove should measure 26' or less with all sides lesser than 9', or less than 4'.

  • There should be a minimum of 24'' of counter space on one side of the sink and minimum 18'' on the other.

  • For easy cleanup, install the dishwasher within 36'' of one edge of the sink and allow for at least 21'' of standing room next to it.

  • Considering cooking space and mobility it is always convenient to plan work area to be at least 42'' wide for one cook, and at least 48'' wide in multi-cook kitchens.

  • For microwaves and ovens, provide at least 15" of counter space nearby, at least 16'' deep.

  • For optimum clearance, no entry, appliance, or cabinet doors should interfere with another.

  • For comfort and to help avoid repetitive-motion injury, plan for work counters of different heights; between 28 and 36'' off the floor (easier for chopping and seated-use access), and between 36 and 46'' for general tasks (higher counters accommodate taller cooks).

  • To install a cabinet unit above the cook top, make sure the clearance is at least 24'' for a fireproof surface, 30'' for an unprotected surface.
Now that you have learned the art of designing, and applying the scientific calculations you can design the kitchen to its best. Being careful and taking care of recommended measures to use when planning the project can make all the difference in the final outcome of designing the best of kitchens. Learning the art of designing kitchen well, would also teach you how to craft your career well in the area of design and get to the top working on design jobs.
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