When all is at hand in the kitchen.
Builders Town London team
Despite technological progress of the last decades, work at the kitchen remains hand work. The results of researches showed that when a kitchen is not designed properly it is possible to run a few kilometers around it having to return to the same workplace, to bend and to squat, and cooking and doing dishes can last for hours! If you are trying to loose weight, it can help. But agree that a kitchen is not the best gym.
Experiments showed that due to the reasonable kitchen design it is possible to economize up to 60% of distance and 30% of time. We have already written about main kitchen design methods, and equipment placement. In this article we will tell you about modern methods of reasonable placement of kitchen appliances that will also considerably save our efforts and time.
It is true not only about small kitchens. Large kitchen can be a problem as well. In wide kitchens a distance between objects can be so considerable, that the owners have to walk a lot between a cooker, sink, fridge and dinner-table. Often, buying a multi-unit kitchen furniture set, it is still necessary to move around in a kitchen trying not to touch or drop anything. Money is wasted on unnecessary meters of cupboards, but still there is no comfort. In fact the keystone of comfort is reasonable use of every square inch. Following the recommendations of ergonomics specialists, leading manufacturers of the world introduce interesting decisions, helping to use kitchen space in full.
First of all professionals advise us to adhere to the sequence of workplaces according to the process of cooking:
1. fridge, placed in the area of products storage;
2. workplace for the first cleaning of products;
3. washing of product, placing a bin there;
4. final preparation of product, cutting, chopping and etc.;
6. dish serving.
Researches showed that only 20% of people keep all necessary things in a kitchen. Even those things that should always be at hand, such as plates, cups, pans, forks, spoons, electric devices are kept in spare places. Small necessary kitchen things, such as glue, cello tape, scissors, and lighters are kept all over the flat, and are always missing when the most needed. Reasonable internal fitting of modern kitchen furniture set of the best manufacturers makes it possible to keep everything in order, to save time and efforts of the owners. Thanks to this it is possible to use 99,9% of internal space of furniture set.
To save space modern furniture sets are equipped with various shelves, sliding boxes, reticulated pallets and trays. Construction of wall cupboards makes it easy to access things. Doors easily slide to one side, fold vertically, and are not in the way, when opened, the special systems allow fixing a door at necessary height. By the way, cupboards can carry up to 180 pounds - it allows using their space more effectively.
Modern kitchen sets are often equipped with such built-in devices as a sliding board for cutting, ceramic bread box, cupboards for small household appliances with built-in outlets, boxes for spices. There is a place for foil and tape, it is easy to tear off the piece of necessary size from it, and also there is a special place to store jars, wooden box covered with wool to store silver. There is a wide range of special functional elements such as: containers for covers, rails for towels, filters units, cooking books, small kitchen appliances.
Sliding sections of cupboards are good for large and small kitchen. Because they are not wide their depths is used reasonably. Food is kept in the latticed boxes. Such section rolls out easily, food is well visible and can freely be taken out from any side. It is easy to roll the section back; last inches are pulled inward automatically. For those, who prefer their cupboards to cover the whole wall, we recommend multi-tier cupboards. It will allow rolling out only the necessary part. If you set an oven ergonomically, there will be no need to bend over. It would seem that nothing will be placed in a few inches. If you equip it with moving cupboard, it will be possible to place a lot of various small things.
There is a great range of hidden storage systems, which allow using difficultly accessible corners, niches, empty spaces effectively. For example, there is such an innovation, as three-level micro lift which lowers a shelf with all of its content.
There are a lot of roomy sliding baskets of different sizes. It is convenient to keep all the detergents under the sink in a sliding basket. Various open units, such as shelves, niches, wall panels, decorative columns with boxes give additional possibilities for space constructing and designing.
Such accessories as hooks for ladle, a stand for bottles and glasses, plates drier, appliances for paper towels, a trivet for hot things and others offered by modern companies also allow designing nice functional kitchens. As a rule, things contacting water or storage of detergents, a corner column or space under the sink is covered with stainless steel.
A drop-leaf serving table on wheels with sliding cutting board is very comfortable. The lower open shelf for plates is supplied with stoppers; the piles of sparkling clean plates become the element of interior. Such new decisions of space designing and logical combinations are developed as exclusive elements of kitchen furniture of high class. But unfortunately we change kitchens rarely. And what can be done, if your kitchen does not satisfy you with such innovations?
It is possible to fit wall cupboards with sliding doors in free niches, even when opened they do not take a lot of space, which is so necessary in a little room. Similar constructions extend space ideally. The revolving vertical bar will take minimum space and is very comfortable at the same time.
Use the space between a working surface and wall cupboards to fit a narrow shelf or railing system on the wall between them. It is possible to keep kitchen utensils which usually take space on a working surface on them. Consoles for holding a microwave on a wall free the working space on a working surface. Microwave can be placed in a cupboard.
It is convenient to hang on railings not only kitchen utensils but also small decorative things. Additional possibilities of sliding tables can be used not only for the evening tea-drinking but also for preparation of food on them. Movable or folding dinner-table mounted in a wall behind a door may be of service. Even a kitchen board can be compacted between table top and a sliding drawer. A bin is not that important, but if you place it right, it will save you from many additional movements.
Kitchen comfort is the absence of problems with finding small things, the possibility to find a maximally comfortable place for everything. It is when everything works comfortably, quietly and easily. When, professionally speaking, kitchen space is rationalized.
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