Planning your Kitchen

Is your kitchen practical?

Simple kitchen workflow

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The best way to test how practical a kitchen is and how well the ‘workflows’ function is by using examples from everyday kitchen life. Imagine that you are preparing breakfast in the morning. You need cornflakes from the larder unit, a cereal bowl, a coffee mug…

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6 tips for an ergonomic kitchen

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1. Plan full extensions in base cabinets…retrieving objects from a shelf in the base cabinet is a difficult task for all kitchen users. Low bending is often required, the overview of items is poor and you often have to remove part of the cabinet contents to get to items that you want at the back.

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Never get backed into a corner in your kitchen

Space corner drawer

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The corner areas of any kitchen are notoriously difficult areas to design and work in – especially the storage area under the worktop. It’s a zone where a big dark recess ends up being crammed with forgotten “use only occasionally” implements and devices.

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Never mind the look, feel the storage!

Waste bin in pull-out drawer

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It is vital to start thinking of storage in a new kitchen right from the start of the planning process. All too often kitchens are planned in terms of how they’ll fit into the room and what they will look like, with the storage aspect of planning taking second place.

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Dynamic Space (part 2): Storage of consumables & non-consumables

Kitchen items

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Dynamic Space recognises five main zones of activity in the modern kitchen – no matter the configuration – and then allocates specialist units for highly functional storage accordingly.

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Inside space…The 3rd dimension?

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Traditionally kitchens have been planned in two dimensional terms – height and length and how the kitchen will look when and installed. Up to now not much thought has gone into what goes on inside the drawers or behind the doors…in other words the third dimension…

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