Muslim Eve\’s Ramblings

June 23, 2006

Kitchen Basics

Filed under: Ladies interests — Me2 @ 5:56 pm



Nothing is more important than your kitchen it’s the heart of your home. It’s the place where most of the family members spend a great time in. kitchen design is one of the most critical components , as it’s very subjective . Your lifestyle and how it revolves around the kitchen can make a perfect kitchen layout for one person far from perfect for another one.
There are a few issues you should address during your kitchen design for example;
Which kitchen layout is the best for your kitchen?
What are the required dimensions you need to know (counter height, space allowance between base & upper cabinets, cabinet depth etc…….
We will answer all of your questions and provide you with all the information you need, there are certain accepted standards associated with kitchen layouts and kitchen cabinets.

Place of the kitchen:
The best place for your kitchen to be placed is towards North East on North West. It should be in a direct contact with the entrance or (tradesman entrance), dinning area, or living room. To prevent spread of noise and smell, place the kitchen at the same wing of the utility’s area, which should be seperated from the rest of the house.

Working sequence:
You have to put the activities in sequence to know how to plan your kitchen: The kitchen is designed for the following:

This sequence of activities relates to sequence of fitments, worktop-cooker, worktop, and sink, worktop, which should never be broken by full height fitments door or passage ways.

Work triangle:

The distance between the fridge to the stove to the sink, and back to the fridge. the sum of the legs of the triangle should not be less than 10 feet and not greater than 25 feet, and should not be crossed by through circulation.


Sink requires good natural light. The Best place is under window. They should be kept away from corners.

Cookers and worktop:

Cookers should never be placed in front of the window, but should be if possible provided with ventilating hood. It should not be placed below wall cupboards and gas cookers, and should be away from doors where draughts might blow out burners. If possible worktop area should be provided on each side, it should be at the same level as the cooker.


One of the most difficult kitchen equipment to place, and an important component of the working triangle. Refrigerator door should open away from work area for food access, and should not block passageways or hit another door when opening.

Kitchen layout:

U Shape K L Shape K
Corr plan K Straight wall plan K

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