How to choose the right kitchen?
The kitchen is traditionally the most important space in the house. In our kitchen we are accustomed to not only eating, but also chatting with friends, raising children, arranging “family tips” and spontaneous gatherings. The kitchen is the epicenter of family life and at the same time the “women’s office”, so it is so important that it is not only beautiful, but also as convenient as possible. After all, even in a 6-meter kitchen, you can organize your space so that if you don’t dance, then at least you don’t jostle around the dining table. However, for this you need to be able to choose a kitchen set – which is not so simple with the current variety of offers.
The ideal approach to choosing a kitchen is when you start its construction from scratch. That is, without the old but still “good” fridge, washing machine or grandfather’s favorite oak table in the luggage. Since in a modern kitchen, everything should be in the same style: from stools to shelves for spices. In addition, it is almost impossible to integrate separately purchased appliances into the kitchen set. Therefore, it is very convenient to buy a kitchen and all accessories for it in one salon, where you will be selected not only the set itself, but also the dishes that you put in it, and a chandelier, and where you can always buy a couple of cabinets if you change your apartment (which sellers of imported furniture do not always provide).
Modern kitchen is, first of all, convenience and comfort. This is greatly facilitated by the built-in appliances, numerous racks with revolving shelves (the most fashionable squeak of recent years), crossbars (hanging tubes running around the entire perimeter of the kitchen, on which you can hang anything from cupboards to spice jars) and furniture on wheels. A good kitchen unit uses every inch of space: for example, between a corner cupboard and an oven, a narrow pull-out cabinet for ladles and glasses can be placed. And surely in the most “working” places lighting will be built in – above the sink, above the stove, above the cutting table top …
To specify your desires when choosing a kitchen, try to answer our questions and take into account the factors listed below:
• how many people use the kitchen? Will you need more space if two or three people cook and clean at the same time, if children play in the kitchen?
• how often, when and how many people eat in the kitchen? (Do you just have breakfast, lightly snack or cook food daily?). What does that require? (Dining table, folding table, counter with chairs. Window to the dining room).
• What events take place in your kitchen? (Eating. Laundry. Rest, watching TV, listening to music, reading, cooking. Homework. Conversations.)
• What colors should your kitchen be in? The choice of colors depends on the lighting of the kitchen and personal preferences. Some people are calmed by cool colors, while others like warm or bright colors, like red.
• Does the size of the kitchen suit you? How can I increase it?
• Is it possible to move the wall between the kitchen and the living room?
• Is it possible to equip a kitchen in a large room?
What area of the working surface do you need and what type? Consider the height of the work surface. It depends on the size of household appliances. What household appliances do you use or plan to use?
• you need information on the overall dimensions of household appliances,
• can it be built into kitchen furniture?
• is there a need for additional lighting in the kitchen?
How many products do you traditionally keep in the kitchen? How many cabinets for storing bulk products, vegetables, canned food should be provided. Consider how to organize your workplace: in what sequence is it more convenient for you to arrange a sink, a cutting table, a stove, a refrigerator. Do I need to provide a place for feeding a pet.
When ordering kitchen furniture, be sure to draw a diagram of your kitchen space with an indication of the exact dimensions and taking into account window and door openings, custom angles and ledges. Consider the placement of ventilation ducts, electrical outlets, water supply and sewage.
Better call a specialist to measure your room.