How To Design A Kitchen The Right Way

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When designing a kitchen it is important to know some facts about the recommended measurement to ensure that you can work as easy as possible. This article gives you 10 important guidelines for your kitchen design project.

1. For efficiency, the work triangle (the space between the sink, refrigerator, and stove) should measure 26′ or less with no single side longer than 9′, or less than 4′.

2. If the kitchen is smaller than 150 sq. ft., go for at least 12′ of wall cabinets, 11′ of countertop and 13′ of base cabinets. In larger kitchen you should choose at least 15 1/2′ of wall cabinets, 16 1/2′ of countertop, and 16′ of base cabinets.

3. Plan you work aisles no less than 42″ wide if you are one cook and 48″ if you are more than one in the kitchen.

4. Have a least 24″ of counter space on one side of the sink and 18″ on the other side.

5. To create the most accessible landing for unloading groceries, allow at least 15″ of counter space on the handle side of a standard refrigerator; on both sides if it’s a side-by-side model. Or include a landing area directly across from the refrigerator, but no more than 48″ away.

6. For cleanup ease, install the dishwasher within 36″ of one edge of the sink and allow for at least 21″ of standing room next to it.

7. For microwaves and ovens, provide at least 15″ of counter space nearby, at least 16″ deep.

8. Plan the kitchen so no appliance, cabinet or entry doors interferes another

9. The prevent repetitive-motion injury make the work counters have different height. For chopping and seated-use access have them between 28 and 36″ off the floor, and for more general tasks make then between 36 and 46″. This is standard measures. Taller cooks may need higher counters.

10. To install a cabinet unit above the cook top, make sure the clearance is at least 24″ for a fireproof surface, 30″ for an unprotected surface.

Designing a kitchen is as much a science as it is an art. Knowing the recommended measurements to use when planning the project can make all the difference in the final outcome. And why not do it right the first time. It is not cheap to make the changes later.

Martin Elmer is writing about refrigerators in koeleskabe. Read more about buying refrigerators in vinkoeleskabe.

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