3 Essential Kitchen Layout Tips

3 Essential Kitchen Layout Tips

Of all the rooms that you must deal with in your home (or any house in particular), the most important one to consider and work on is the kitchen. It’s where important conversations are had, good food is eaten, and memories are made. That’s why the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. That said, most people don’t really know what to do with it when it comes to the layout.

Regardless of whether your kitchen’s appliances are standalone or not, creating a proper layout for your kitchen and making the most out of the space available can make a world of difference in terms of creating a proper atmosphere. Unless you installed movable countertops and fixtures, chances are that your kitchen’s layout is fixed. That means that the only things that you can move are the appliances.

No matter how insignificant they may be when it comes to having a harmonious atmosphere in your kitchen, your kitchen appliance layout can make a huge difference in the overall layout of your home’s most important room.

How to maximise your kitchen layout

 When trying to plan a kitchen layout that will satisfy every person in your home (including yourself), keep these tips in mind:

Work with the space that you have

 Regardless of whether your kitchen has a lot of space or not, one important tip to keep in mind is to work with what you have, not what you want. Setting realistic standards for what you can do with your space can help when trying to maximise any layouts that you have in mind. One great way to maximise space is to go for built-in appliances to give your kitchen a sense of flexibility and some much-needed breathing room.

Use the “Kitchen Triangle”

 No, this isn’t a phenomenon where your toaster or pans go missing out of nowhere. The kitchen triangle is a trusted layout plan that has been used by interior decorators and homeowners for all the right reasons. It can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your kitchen. To break it down, the kitchen triangle is made of three essential appliances: the fridge, sink, and hob. It ensures that these three most-used appliances are easy to access and in good proximity to each other, which is exactly why it’s called a kitchen triangle.

The kitchen triangle works best with u-shaped kitchens, galley kitchens, in-line kitchens, and L-shaped kitchens. However, it’s important to note that there’s a bit of variation between each type and how you’re supposed to lay your appliances out: galley kitchens have the hob and fridge on one side, in-line and L-shaped kitchens need to have the sink in the middle of the longest set of units, while u-shaped kitchens need to have an appliance on each side.

Maintain your kitchen as a food-only zone

 The problem with most modern kitchens is that people tend to mix its purpose with those of other rooms, creating a slightly unsightly ensemble of things stacked together on countertops. To keep your kitchen true to its original purpose, keep all non-culinary appliances in other rooms to avoid any cross-contamination between appliances.

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