A kitchen is one of the most important parts of a house, and a house becomes a home with a good kitchen in it. No matter what type of home you live in, no matter how large or small, you will likely agree that no home is complete without a kitchen. From kitchens with small stoves to open-concept areas with a sprawling island and quartz counter tops, there are many ways to envision this important and efficient room in the home. Hence, it is essential to have a kitchen which is more accommodating and comfortable in nature. With changing lifestyle, kitchen has shifted from being just a basic utility space to being a space where people hang out during house parties and bond over. This gives us all the more reasons to spend time in designing and modelling our kitchens in a way that is more Aesthetic and welcoming in nature.
Homeowners most likely will start their designing project thinking about the scheme of the colors in their kitchen or the appliances that are going to be used in the kitchen but an interior designer's primary focus should be on the layout of the kitchen. A good modular kitchen with an enhanced cabinet design is the need of the hour. A kitchen is the most functional space of the house and it needs to be designed in a way that it facilitates easy movement and easier access to things that are necessary while cooking. Even if you prefer luxury modern kitchen design, the goal is to make your work in the kitchen easier. We here at Skyline Spaces believe that a professionally designed kitchen maximizes movement, minimizes the need to stop and reach, and improves your ability to use the kitchen as a multifunctional space. Below are points which we think are some of the most crucial ones to adhere to while designing a kitchen:
The work triangle of the kitchen:
The fundamental aspects of a kitchen are stove, refrigerator and sink, which facilitates three essential function that is cooking, storing and washing or cleaning. The work triangle is a time-tested guideline of kitchen design that helps plan out efficient kitchen work spaces with clear traffic lanes. Imagine a triangle that connected your cooktop, your sink, and the refrigerator. This is the work triangle. According to the guidance of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, each leg of the triangle should measure between 4 and 9 feet. This allows a cook to reach their cooking, cleaning, and food storage areas with ease, while providing enough space between them to avoid crowding. A good kitchen designer will design a work triangle between the refrigerator, sink and stove in an angle typically between 15 degrees to 25 degrees respectively. A kitchen could have multiple work triangles depending on the needs of the homeowner.
Ventilation of the kitchen:
Cooking is an activity which involves the production of a lot of heat as well as smoke. Providing adequate ventilation is one of the most crucial parts of designing a kitchen. Kitchens should be ideally provided with a chimney or an exhaust or both to provide proper ventilation. However, for more ideal design one could design a kitchen in a way that a door opens into a balcony connected to the kitchen or a washing area. This would allow fresh air to come in and make sure that the smoke from the cooking doesn?t collect inside your house. A properly designed kitchen has enough ventilation for people to hang out and not feel suffocated while someone is cooking in the kitchen.
Counter top height of a kitchen:
Choosing the correct counter height ensures that you have an ergonomic kitchen. Ergonomics revolve around people's efficiency in their work spaces, and having a counter that's too tall or too short throws off the efficiency of your kitchen work. If your counter height is too short, you will be hunched over and straining your back while making dinner. But, if your kitchen counter is too high, you will have to bend your arms at a higher angle, and that, too, will affect your posture and workflow. The counter top height is usually decided by the average height of the people in a country but a designer can be more efficient by keeping in mind the height of the adults of the house to make the kitchen more personalized and effective.
Deciding the aesthetics of the kitchen:
The mistake most people make while decorating or deciding the aesthetics of the kitchen is that they treat the kitchen like a typical kitchen. While so much can be achieved if kitchens are treated like any other room while designing. One must Pay attention to fabrics, lighting and comfort as well as practicality and suitability to lifestyle. In this way, the room will feel more inviting. Including art in kitchen as you do in your bedroom decorations, might be a good way to start. Kitchens with antiques like dressers and chefs' tables along with picture lights, fine art, and extravagant furnishings- things that one wouldn't quite expect in a typical kitchen will provide an edge to your kitchen style. Filling the Blank walls of a kitchen with big tapestries might be a good idea to provide some extraordinary focal point behind say a dining space or a work space. This will break the monotony of typical blank walls in a kitchen while also providing that Schick aesthetic touch to your kitchen. The practicality of it is that it also helps in noise reduction.
Multi-functionality of the kitchen:
Kitchens now-a-days have become more versatile in nature and suitable for entertaining and relaxing as well as cooking. Mostly during house parties which is a part of the new lifestyle now, people tend to spend more time in the kitchen than any other space. A good designer?s priority should be to design a space that is open and inviting, and that can facilitate entertaining and cooking simultaneously. A kitchen island seating is a very good trick to make the space look more inviting and where people can take a seat, have conversation and bond with each other. This could be an exuberating utilization of the work triangle. This is a great way even for the host to cook as well as entertain people without having to feel excluded or lonely during cooking. If you are someone who is looking for good interior designing company, make sure to scroll through our online store. We have some of the best interior designers in Bangalore to help you transform your home or office.