To make food preparation a pleasurable experience, the kitchen must be thoughtfully designed, with enough space for all necessary functions and no need for unnecessary movements. The “golden triangle” or “kitchen work triangle” theory was developed more than a century ago, but it is still relevant and valuable for defining layouts and organising functions.
The triangle’s three points should be the sink, refrigerator, and stove, with their respective cleaning, storage, and cooking functions. According to its principles, the length of each side of the triangle must be between 1.20 and 2.70 metres, and the perimeter must be between 3.96 and 8 metres.
Having the ideal dimensions and proportions for this type of kitchen is not always possible, especially given the shrinking sizes of modern environments. Despite this, there are numerous ways to improve the efficiency of daily tasks, even in small kitchens. The items and products below are from Architonic’s huge catalogue and can make kitchens feel bigger and more useful without adding a single square meter.
Invest in cabinets
Many cooking implements, foodstuffs, and accessories occupy kitchen space and are required for cooking. Portable appliances, for example, consume valuable worktop space that could otherwise be used for food preparation or plating and serving dishes. As a result, dishes, pans, platters, cutting boards, and even appliances should be stored in cabinets whenever possible. However, every available surface, corner, and the door must be utilised in small spaces.
No excessive number of drawers
Drawers are a great way to organise small accessories that would otherwise get lost in cabinets, such as cutlery, wooden spoons, cutting knives, vegetable peelers, etc. On the other hand, drawers can become disorganised if they are overflowing or poorly organised. Drawer dividers are available to address this, making drawers much more organised and manageable.
Hanging is preferable to leaning
Because heavily trafficked areas require frequent cleaning, it is best to have a few items as possible leaning against walls or floors. Thankfully, some products make hanging things that tend to clutter up spaces easier. They can be built into furniture or installed behind doors, freeing space for movement.
Accessories that save space
Some design elements allow for significant space savings in drawers and cabinets while also making cooking slightly easier. For example, stackable measuring cups, knives, or objects that enable you to read a recipe without getting your book or tablet dirty may be simple solutions. Still, they make a big difference in the kitchen’s daily life.
Components can be rearranged as needed
Mobile components can be helpful when space is limited. These allow users only to use them when necessary and can be hidden when not in use. They can also be turned into extra counters or shelves with wheels and latches.
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