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Designing a kitchen can be tricky. You need to make sure it’s a functional work area that also has plenty of storage space and is aesthetically appealing, whilst also working within the design of the rest of the house.
So what kitchen rules should you aim to stick to to ensure that your kitchen is the heart and soul of your home?
The work triangle
If you’re a fan of ‘The Block’, then you’ve probably heard this mentioned on multiple occasions. This is the first aspect to think about when designing a kitchen. You want to place the refrigerator, sink and primary cooking surface in a triangle with the shortest walking distance from each other so that you can easily move between these when preparing meals.
When it comes to thinking about where to put your cabinets and appliances, you might like to think about your kitchen in terms of work zones. Typically in kitchens there is a cooking zone where you can work with your hot pots and pans; a washing zone for cleaning up; and a storage zone where all your food is kept.
Be aware of where doors open out to, and try to avoid doors that open into walls, especially if you have protruding door handles.
Lots of storage
You can never have enough storage in a kitchen. If your kitchen only has limited space, you can add extra storage with the addition of floating shelves or hooks.
If you’re unsure about how to design your kitchen there are plenty of resources online. It also helps to talk to a kitchen expert to make sure you end up with a kitchen that is just right for your home.