If “you are what you eat,” then the place where you cook should be well organized and designed. But what really goes into designing a kitchen space?
Unlike the living and lounging spaces of your home that may have their own spurts of luxury and decor, the kitchen should be functional, practical, and minimal. This not only ensures space for moving around quickly in comfort and safety but also ensures breathing space for relishing dishes that are being created!
But how do you go about creating the right ambience for a kitchen? Figuring out where to put all your utensils, crockery, kitchen items, stove, microwave, oven, fridge, and a dozen other things may appear to be a daunting task. But careful planning and attention to detail is the secret. Here are some ideas that can help:
Place the absolute essentials that take up the most space first. Locate the sink first, followed by the refrigerator and oven. Now that these are out of the way, keep vertical storage in mind for the rest of the space. Cabinets, storage walls, open shelves are great options for usability while keeping things organized.
White, Dim Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green are shades that complement the environment of a kitchen in creating a warm and inviting space.
Make sure your stove, sink, and fridge are not too far apart, to ensure smooth and efficient work. The other thing to keep in mind is that the entrance should be clear and preferably far from electric appliances, making the kitchen look airy and spacious at the same time.
To learn more about Building Efficiency in Kitchen Design, click here to tune into this webinar with the Director of Hacker Kitchens, India hosted by JS Institute of Design as a part of the webinar series “Discover Design”.