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Plan Your Kitchen

 

First things first, plan your kitchen layout

An important step indesigning your kitchen is to plan around the ‘work triangle’

The ‘work triangle’ is the path between the three most used points in your kitchen; Storage, Preparation and Cooking. You will probably move between these three points several times when preparing just one meal, so it’s a good idea to make sure this is considered.

Shown here are some typical types of layout to illustrate this:

galley-kitchen
Kitchen-with-island
l-shaped-kitchen
single-line-kitchen
u-shaped-kitchen

What to consider when designing your ideal kitchen

TIPS

Measure your Room On an A4 grid, outline your kitchen and add details of your wall widths at floor, worktop and unit height.

Position the Sink Choose the style you prefer (e.g. single or 1½ bowl), left or right handed, in your preferred location.

Position your Oven, Hob & Cooker Hood Think ‘safety’ and plan from the corner outwards. Leave plenty of space for pan handles and open doors.

Position your Storage Capacity Ideally centred around the fridge, near the door for convenience, and not too close to your cooker!