6 Common Misconceptions
about Kitchen Design
The kitchen is one of your home's key features, and the design process
has always been a challenge. Kitchens should be comfortable to work in, easy to
clean, a cozy place for the entire family and, of course, aesthetically
pleasing. The field of kitchen design has recently expanded to include a wide
variety of styles and available options. In order to find the design that works
best for you, you should first understand the truth behind common
misconceptions of kitchen design.
"A White Kitchen is Impossible to Clean"
Truth: Using the right materials makes all the difference. A number of
materials are ideal for kitchen surfaces, including glass, quartz, and
aluminum, which don't absorb moisture and therefore don't stain easily. So if
your dream kitchen is white, don't give up on the idea so quickly.
"I Can Always Add It Later"
Truth: When it comes to kitchen design, it's vitally important to plan
everything carefully down to the smallest details. If you have future additions
planned for the kitchen, make sure you are properly prepared in terms of space,
electric outlets, and water and drainage pipes.
"You Need to Cut Back On Electric Appliances if You Want a
Truth: Even with a minimalist design, it's important to take into
account your changing needs and design a kitchen that will first and foremost
be comfortable and practical. If you regularly use toasters, microwaves, food
processors, mixers and blenders – it's best to find a solution that suits your
habits and not the other way around.
"Every Kitchen Needs an Island"
Truth: There's no doubt that an island adds a lot to a kitchen's look,
but it really only works well with large spaces. Installing an island in a
small kitchen will cause crowding, making both work and dining uncomfortable.
If you would like to have an island in your kitchen, make sure there is at
least four feet (1.5 meters) of space surrounding the island.
"The Concept of The Kitchen Work Triangle is Out of Date"
Truth: This might be an old concept, but it is still significant
regarding convenience in the kitchen. According to the "work
triangle" idea, the sink, the cooktop, and the refrigerator should form an
imaginary triangle, and be positioned relatively close to each other in order
to improve efficiency.
"Work Surfaces Have a Standard Height"
Truth: You can now adjust the
height of your work surfaces to create a more pleasant work space for you and
your family in the kitchen.