Setting up a new kitchen? We have curated a list of things that you should keep in mind to strike a perfect balance between aesthetics and utility.
A kitchen requires gas usage, electrical appliances, and water usage together. Hence, one needs to concentrate on the safety aspect. Keep the water areas at a safe distance from the electrical appliances. Additionally, ensure that the electric connections and wires are at a safe distance or are concealed adequately.
To ensure smoother functioning, set up the kitchen in a minimalistic way. Make use of wall-mounted cabinets, multiuse gadgets, and space-saving elements.
Design it right
A kitchen should be designed keeping in mind both the aesthetics as well as the utility.
Would it be useful if you have cupboards and cabinets at a height where your hands won’t even reach? Or will you like your accessories hanging beyond your fingers? Make sure to place kitchen accessories and appliances at a convenient height.
Choose the right material
While having the right design is essential, choosing the right material is more necessary. For instance, the countertop is often rubbed off with water and gets stained with different things. Hence, it’s better to have granite or quartz top instead of using marble, cement or wood.
Avoid flammable materials: While choosing the fittings, accessories or materials, it’s better to avoid flammable items. For example, using laminations on the countertop, synthetic curtains, or plastic shades is not recommended.
No easy access to kids: A kitchen contains many things that can be risky if there are kids around. For example, accessory trays to keep sharp objects like knife, peelers, etc. should be fitted beyond their reach. Also, gas burner and cylinder knobs should be placed in a way that is inaccessible for kids.
No sharp edges: Working in a kitchen involves a lot of walking around and turning sides. Thus, avoid sharp corners in furniture, fittings, or accessories. Instead choose flat surfaces and blunt, spherical handles and knobs to prevent cuts and wounds.
No open garbage bins
Do not install open garbage bins in the kitchen as wet waste is often degradable.
This article is contributed by Dhruv Trigunayat , CEO, Ultrafresh Kitchens.
(The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of RoofandFloor)