6 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes To Avoid

We end up spending a lot of time in the kitchen – both cooking and socializing- be it cooking, preparing a quick snack, eating breakfast or serving a three-course dinner to family and friends. The kitchen is one place that must be both beautiful and functional. And yet there are some design mistakes we end up making more often than not. Here’s a list of the common mistakes to avoid in order to achieve both practical as well as elegant kitchen design:

1. Don’t obstruct access to the kitchen triangle

Experts refer to the sink, stove and refrigerator as the kitchen triangle, the area of greatest activity, and it requires careful planning and unobstructed access. Of the three, the sink will see the most action and should have easy access to the stove and refrigerator, as well as your countertop workstations. kitchen triangle

2. Don’t waste storage space

Because built-ins are expensive and the overall size of the area you’re working with may be limited, one big design mistake is not including enough storage. If the kitchen is small, consider installing extra long upper cabinets with molding for extra storage space. extra storage idea for kitchen

 

3. Don’t ignore countertop workspace

One of the biggest complaints about kitchen design is the lack of countertops. You might want to fit as much open horizontal surface areas in a kitchen as possible. This may be achieved by adding an island or breakfast bar to an L-shaped kitchen. kitchen countertop

4. Don’t settle for poor lighting

The kitchen is one room where you can’t afford to have poor lighting. It’s not only a matter of design and ambience, but also a safety matter when it comes to handling sharp kitchenware. proper kitchen llighting

5. Don’t forget to ventilate

The best of kitchen design fades in the presence of a stench. Effective ventilation systems also help extend the life of your appliances, and if you have a kitchen that opens to a living area or family room, they will make life easier, cleaner and more pleasant for everyone. kitchen ventilation

 

6. Don’t ignore your recyclables

These days, dealing with trash in kitchen design has gone beyond sticking a bin under the sink. Be prepared to manage your trash efficiently and incorporate trash sorting bins into your kitchen design. dustbins in kitchen cabinet

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