Advances are being witnessed in every aspect of human life and the kitchen is not being left behind. Today's kitchen is certainly not what it was some fifty or so years ago. According to Dave Stimmel, a Philadephia-based designer, versatility and flexibility are today integral elements when it comes to the process of design. Stimmel, who runs the Stimmel Consulting Group, has previously won numerous awards that include Kitchen of the Year Merit Award by the Kitchen & Bath Business magazine.
Below we look at some important DON'Ts as you go about designing your kitchen today.
Do not Insist On The Traditional Triangle
The philosophy of the “working triangle” that was developed during the mid of the last century is not appropriate for this age. It laid emphasis on the refrigerator / sink / range triangular kitchen set up. As a matter of fact, the large kitchens of today, design is working better when viewed in the perspective of “stations”; a cooking station, a clean up station, and a food storage station. Some contemporary kitchens are 25 by 40-foot huge rooms and to insist on the triangle is neither wise nor feasible.
Do not Do The Designing For A Single Person
According to the House Magazine Sept / Oct 2014 issue, all kitchens bought to attend to a golden rule of design: form should follow function. The designers typically do not physically look at the individual persons who are in reality going to be living in and using the kitchen. For instance, if the lady of the house does a lot of cooking but the man does not, in all probability the designer is just going to meet the lady. Assume the lady is 5-feet tall while the man is a massive 6-foot-5. The modern kitchen designer will create for the family a kitchen island having space for several bar chairs. For sure she will be very comfortable but the man will be struggling to fit into the small lady sized chair. At some point of the process, the designers must make the effort and involve all in the entire household.
Do not Hold Back On Storage
It is common to see homeowners buying a big double oven to facilitate lots of baking, yet they fail to plan adequate space for storing cookie sheets and oven racks. Others neglect to plan on where they will store their other small appliances such as the juicer, blender, toaster and mixer or fail to envisage future big kitchen acquisitions.
Do not Hold On To The Old
People tend to move into a brand new kitchen with a lot of additional appliances. Yet, they still want to maintain all their accessories, pans and pots from the old kitchen. You need to focus on your new space and get rid of all what you will not need.
Do not Assume The Short View
It is important to realize that setting up a kitchen bought to be viewed as a process other than a onetime event. When designing that new kitchen have at the back of your mind the other larger aspects of the entire house or home. For example, why would you want to have a kitchen that can sit 15 while your living room can only accommodate less than 6?