Gone are the days that the kitchen was a dark room fitted with only one window and no user-friendly considerations. Good news is that the trend has changed and many experienced builders can create a user-friendly kitchen. Several tips can help you attain this. They include;
When working in the kitchen, there are significant places that you always reach like the stove, refrigerator and the pantry. Setting these places in a triangle makes your food preparation much more comfortable. If you do not have the triangle of the three points, you can consider moving the stove or the refrigerator to make more efficient. If you cannot change the position of your pantry, you can consider moving the items that you often use to a cabinet close to your working space.
The horizontal surfaces are essential for food preparation, so you should have them in plenty. Most of us use bench tops to prepare food; if your kitchen does not have adequate space, you can consider making a bench that you can fold once you’re through with it. If you can get a wall to spare in your kitchen, you can add the cabinet bench there. Another way to create space is rearranging what you place on the bench tops and use up valuable space. You can keep it in a cupboard or build narrow shelves over the cabinets to keep the appliances that you use frequently.
Vertical space also comprises of the things kept under the cabinet. While the shelves are constructed in horizontals when you close the doors the vertical surface is created. The current trend is omitting handles on the doors and for a good reason: when they put them and place them at your knee level, it is likely that you can hurt your knees when moving around the kitchen. The old model kitchen often has this problem, but you can fix it quickly by removing the handles and having them fitted higher. You can consider changing all the doors and replace them with magnetised ones. As you adjust the doors, have the shelves removed and replace with drawers because they are easy to access.
You should consider the windows of your kitchen more than anything else. Windows allow air and light into your kitchen. If you have tiny ones, consider changing them and fitting larger ones. Larger ones make the kitchen to appear larger and create a pleasant place that you will love spending your time.
You should not position the lights in such a way that you work in your shadow. It is aggravating, and if you work in a place that you cannot see clearly, you can easily cause accidents or have headaches as you work. Change the position of your lighting or add the lights if you can’t see clearly.
It is simple to change the look of your kitchen and make it easier for use by anyone. A user-friendly kitchen is a place you find joy working in and also increases your safety as you work.