As you're designing your dream kitchen, include yourself among the colors, materials, and layout. After all, you are the one using the kitchen after completion. The best way to approach that answer is to consider measurements of key kitchen components.
We navigate around the average countertop size, which is 34-36 inches tall. In kitchen remodeling, a better measurement is bending your arms and elbow to a ninety-degree/right angle. Design countertop space 3-4 inches below your elbow/arm. Adjusted countertop space measurements will affect countertop depth; the average is 24 inches. Countertop space surrounds the stove range or stove/oven combo. One side requires 12 inches of countertop space while a varied length is on the other side. Countertop space on both sides allows hot items a place to rest from the range and oven. It's vital that wall ovens have countertop space beside it.
Top shelves in cabinets are tough to reach for most residents. The distance between the countertop and the cabinet is 15-20 inches. Residents who aim for higher shelving can opt for shelving that touches the ceiling. Residents aiming for lower shelving can go the minimum or include a lower cabinet beside the countertop. You can also opt for no upper cabinets. However, have enough bottom cabinet, drawer, and storage space to accommodate upper cabinet removal.
The walking space for food preparation needs at least 42 inches of walking space. The remaining walking space reduces to 36 inches. Expand the cooking space to 48 inches for two or more cooks in the home.
The kitchen triangle consists of three sides.
- Refrigerator: placed near the kitchen entrance. For two or more points of entry, place the refrigerator as close to the majority as possible.
- Cooking area: usually installed near the dining area
- Sink: installed in-between those areas
This triangle makes moving around the kitchen easier. The total combination is between 23-26 feet. Otherwise, it's going to become difficult to move around the kitchen area. The distance between two appliances is between three and seven feet. If the triangle consists of a dishwasher and garbage disposal, aim for the maximum in feet and integrate those appliances in the triangle.
Looking at kitchen design from this point of view will make your kitchen easier to use. Customize everything to your specifications. For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact us.