5 Benefits of a Good Kitchen Design
Today, kitchens are more than just utilitarian spaces. They are used to cook, share informal meals, spend time with family, get kids’ homework and sometimes own office work done. In short, they have now metamorphosed into multi-use areas and need to be designed that way too. Having a good kitchen design adds to its functionality and to the aesthetics and value of your home. Take a look at 6 benefits of a good kitchen design.
Good Kitchen Design Advantages
As mentioned earlier, great kitchen design is about functionality. When you plan and configure this place carefully, it can be put to multiple uses. The kitchen is increasingly becoming the one space in a house where the family spends more time together. When you focus on functional design, you will enjoy cooking and using this space.
It can be extremely frustrating to have a kitchen which doesn’t function well. Though it’s good to follow the standard kitchen work triangle of the range, refrigerator and sink, it’s also important to take your own movement pattern into consideration. When you have more space for prep and near the appliances, the cooking routine becomes much smoother.
#2 Energy saving
When you position the oven and refrigerator far away from each other, it ensures that more people can access them simultaneously. The oven also throws off a lot of heat and when the refrigerator is placed away from it, it doesn’t have to work overtime to counterbalance that heat; you end up saving a considerable amount of energy.
The work surfaces that need task lighting should be positioned near each other. This eliminates the need of additional lighting and helps you save on your energy bills too. In fact, smart track lighting with LED bulbs can help save even more electricity as they are 80% more efficient than standard bulbs.
Good kitchen design is always flexible in that it provides scope for changes, modifications, additions, etc. For instance, if you feel you need to get a new appliance like a dishwasher, you should not be restricted in terms of the space available, when you are picking the size. There could be times when you feel that you want to add an informal dining space or want an open kitchen design – all this should be possible and the design should give you the flexibility to do so.
#4 Low Maintenance
A kitchen that has been designed carefully and with attention to detail will always be low-maintenance. Even as you use new and unique-looking materials, the focus should be on ensuring that they are low maintenance. This will save you time, energy and money. Some examples of low-maintenance options are – choosing solid-surface countertops versus tiled ones; the flooring should be water, stain and scratch-resistant and very durable too. The cabinets should have smooth slab-fronts. This will ensure you don’t have to slave over cleaning every single textured surface and groove, which will reduce the amount of time you spend maintaining it.
#5 Smart Storage
Well-designed kitchens always have smart storage and will ensure that everything that you need on a daily basis is within easy reach. Smartly placed cabinets help in taking all the clutter off the countertops. When you factor in space for storing food, dishes and appliances, your kitchen will be less cluttered and more organised.
Adding lazy susans and pull-out drawers helps you bring the things you are looking for, closer within reach. Good kitchen design ensures that all the important and essential appliances are positioned right, but it also ensures that there is plenty of storage
Hire a Professional Draftsman
This need not be a complex exercise. Every homeowner knows what their requirements are in terms of storage, counter use and the amount of maintenance they can manage. However, not everyone has the training or design acumen to get the entire concept together and create a kitchen space that is functional and attractive.
This is where the skills of a draftsman come into the picture. He/she will be able to understand exactly what you want and provide a good kitchen design that will be perfectly in-line with your needs. For the best kitchen designs, call Elementree Drafting Services at 1300 566 873. You can also use this contact form to connect with us.
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