How To Plan The Ideal Kitchen Setup

By on August 29, 2020 in Kitchen Design with 0 Comments

We’ve taken a look at the basic kitchen plans you can use to design your kitchen.  But what makes the ideal kitchen setup?.  We think it is a mistake to just accept that any room, no matter how small or badly situated in the house is “good enough” for a kitchen.

The kitchen is the one room in the house, that needs to be functional.  Whether its the kitchen design or the appliances and kitchen tool you are using it need to work.

An ideal kitchen setup should allow you to quickly prepare tasty and healthy food for family and friends whenever you want.  In this article, we wanted to look at what you really need to have the ideal setup in your kitchen.

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How to plan the ideal kitchen setup

The kitchen is where the cooks of the household spend a great portion of their time.  It should be one of the brightest and most convenient rooms in the house.  As the ‘household workshop,’ it needs to be functionally designed with working appliances that will help get the job done.

Window, ventilation and draining planning

Every kitchen should have windows on two sides of the room, preferable facing the sun.  The window design should allow them to open from the top to allow for air circulation.  With light and fresh air are among the chief essentials to keeping your kitchen smell free.

All kitchen needs good drainage, with proper ventilation. The ventilation of the kitchen should be so ample as to thoroughly remove all gases and odours.  That amazing smell you have, when something is freshly cooked, can turn to a rancid smell pretty quickly.

Ideal kitchen space

There should be ample space for tables, chairs, range, sink, and cupboards, yet the room should not be so large as to necessitate too many steps.  Kitchens need to be functional in design so cleaning is simple and easy to do.

If a kitchen is light, airy, and tidy, and the utensils bright and clean, it makes food preparation a breeze.

Ideal kitchen floors

A hard-wearing kitchen floor is ideal in any kitchen setup.  The floor needs to be able to handle moisture and wear and tear.  So concrete or tile floors are better than wooden floors. Cleanliness is the great desideratum, and this can be best attained by having all woodwork in and about the kitchen coated with polish.

If you have wooden benches, keep them polished, so anything that causes stain and grease spots won’t penetrate the wood.  Stains can be easily removed with a damp cloth.

Aesthetically pleasing designs

Apart from being functional, a kitchen should look appealing.

You can improve the appearance of your kitchen by placing a few pots of easily cultivated flowers on the window ledge or arranged upon brackets about the window in winter, and a window box arranged as a jardiniere, with vines and blooming plants in summer., will greatly brighten the room, and thus serve to lighten the task of those whose daily labor confines them to the precincts of the kitchen.

Ideal kitchen furniture

The furniture for a kitchen should not be cumbersome and look out of place.  Any furniture needs to be easily cleaned. There should be plenty of cupboards and spare.  Just like a workshop, every kitchen tool should have its own place.

Cupboards with sliding doors are much superior to closets.

If you have any storage that you want to be mobile, then make sure they are placed upon casters so as to be easily moved.  It also make it really easy to clean under and behind anything.

Cupboards used for the storage of food should be well ventilated.  If not, you run the risk of the development of mould and germs. Movable cupboards should also be ventilated by means of openings in the top.  Your doors can be covered with very fine wire gauze which will admit the air but keep out flies and dust.

Table furniture and draws

Small tables of suitable height on easy-rolling casters, and with zinc tops, are really convenient in a kitchen.  They are easy to keep clean, as well as giving more space if they have drawers.

Just don’t go overboard with throwing anything into drawers and forgetting about it.  Drawers are great for keeping articles or cookbooks which are frequently used.

Planning the sink

You go now wherein a kitchen unless it has a sink.  The sink you install needs to be properly constructed and maintained properly.  A poorly maintained sink runs the risk of created a sess pool of germs and can in damage your health.

The sink should stand out from the wall, allowing free access to all sides of it for the sake of cleanliness. The pipes and fixtures should be installed competent plumber, preferable under it with a closed door.

Make sure you take the time to keep the pipes clean and well disinfected. You don’t want to give refuse a place to accumulate.  Take the time to maintain the pipes.

Drain pipes usually have a bend, or trap, through which water containing no sediment flows freely.  The melted grease passes into the pipes mixed with hot water, becomes cooled and solid as it descends.  It will adhere to the pipes and gradually accumulate until the drain is blocked, or the water passes through very slowly.

A grease-lined pipe is a hotbed for disease germs.

If you want to spend time in the kitchen and love cooking.   You need to make sure you have the ideal kitchen set up for you.  It’s not that hard just make sure you do your research and plan properly.

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About the Author: Rachel is a lover of the Kitchen. Having designed her own several times, picking the top kitchen equipment. She's learned how to prepare some of the best and tastiest foods possible. .

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