The kitchen is the most difficult space to design in a residential or commercial building. It is because of the variety of functions that take place in the kitchen. There is a need for a place of wash, a place of storage, a stovetop, an oven, a workstation to cut vegetables, etc. Not only do all these functions need different equipment and also the lighting requirement would differ for each of the functions. When designing a kitchen it is easy to get lost in the details of the specifications and forget about aesthetics.
AUM architects, the best Residential interior designers in Mumbai have perfected the art of mingling the functional aspects of the kitchen with an aesthetically pleasing design.
Here is a list of things that a designer needs to keep in mind before designing a kitchen:-
Design wide walkways:-Paths throughout a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook configuration.
Stay clear of corners:-To make cabinet and appliance doors fully functional, plan space for the door's clearance and swing direction in your kitchen design. Keep appliances away from corners, and make sure doors won't bang into each other if open at the same time .
Find the right height for the microwave/oven:- The correct height and location for a microwave oven may vary depending on the design and requirement. For adults, 15 inches above the countertop level is a good microwave height.
Determine the island's function ( if an island is planned):-When it comes to kitchen islands, form follows function.
Consider the countertops:-Chefs require more counter space -- ideally between the range and sink -- than those who cook infrequently or who prepare simple meals.
Arrange the range:- Place a shelf beside or behind the range to keep cooking oils, utensils, and spices handy.