Well books have
been written on the subject and each of you will have your kitchen
to deal with be it tiny ,just small, fair sized, generous or if
you're really lucky ginormous.
Your house could be an old farm house, a town house, a cottage or what
ever. Some general rules apply however.
The ergonomics have to be right. Or in plain English. If you
think that you walk back and forward endlessly between the sink the
fridge and the cooker then it makes sense to have clear and easy
access that makes for an easy rhythm. And the less mileage covered
the better. It is common sense to have worktop space preferably on
both sides of the cooker The fridge is best not slap up against the
cooker, and as
much storage as you can comfortably accommodate cuts down on clutter
and leaves worktop areas clearer for chopping and laying out.
A table and
chairs of some description is always nice if at all possible so that
you can hang out with company while you work.
You have to be
practical . Large free standing furniture only works in a big enough
space. But it is always possible to find a style you like and adapt
it to your needs.
All the rules of
colour apply in terms of size but kitchens have great potential to
be special. You can be daring with tiles and finishes. There's coloured stoves and sinks available. There
is an amazing
range of options in colour style and finish.
important too and the flooring , practical at all costs and
certainly not slippy. Power points in
the right places make a big difference.
should be a place that invites you in and cheers you up because lets
face it you start your day there and quite a lot of time
besides. It helps if you just love it.
kitchen companies will have a free design service
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