As an Architect, I attempt to use the best methods for configuration to make a house more proficient and all around used for the area. In this article, I’m managing kitchen configuration, and how to make it more proficient being used and capacity, cause it to feel more open than a standard kitchen, yet do it in a littler size (area costs cash).
I am a major adherent to the “Open Floor Plan” which has less dividers and entryways, with rooms integrated as open visual space. Keeping the Great Room, Dining Room and Kitchen “open” (which means no dividers between them) help make all the rooms “feel greater”. The divider expulsion encourages the open interchanges between the rooms. You don’t feel separated in the kitchen when divider obstructions are evacuated, and in this manner individuals don’t need to step into the kitchen to converse with you. They can do it from outside the kitchen zone.
Keep your roofs tall by placing in scissors brackets. You can make your dividers 8 foot tall, yet by including the scissors support (top at 13 to 14 feet) will give you loads of visual space and a less bound inclination. What’s more, get a bay window in the kitchen. The opening for a lookout window can be a lot greater than the bay window itself. Get the opening from the pinnacle of the roof to the edge of the divider, and find the lookout window close to an opposite divider so it will scatter the light all through the kitchen. Put a few “specialties” in your tall dividers over the 8′ line for greenery, or sculptures. Put “puck” lights in these specialties for highlight lighting.
Utilize tall, 2′ profound cupboards rather than overhead cupboards. 2 foot down, 7 foot tall cupboards (or 8 foot tall) are otherwise called storeroom or utility cupboards. With fixed racks, they hold more than 4 fold the amount of stuff as an overhead bureau. Put a line of tall cupboards along a back divider, and close to the opening to the kitchen zone. By having a 2′ wide, 2′ profound, 7′ tall cupboard close to the Kitchen opening (ordinarily close to the Dining Area) it can store all the glasses, dishes, platters, and bowls that you use every day. Individuals don’t need to enter the kitchen to get the dinnerware to prepare the table as you would with overhead cupboards.
By utilizing only 3 tall cupboards (2′ profound 7′ tall) at the back of the kitchen, and the open floor plan, this permits the remainder of the kitchen to have 36″ tall base cupboards and ledges, without overhead cupboards. Wiping out overhead cupboards (and the related divider) just gives you a mind boggling open inclination. The kitchen isn’t as close to as confined. The windows and normal light originate from the windows of different rooms and bay windows, which means you don’t need to squander significant kitchen divider space for windows. Spot your sink and cooktop to confront the open rooms.
Toward the edges of the kitchen, introduce cupboards at 45 degrees to the abutting cupboards instead of a “visually impaired” cupboard or “lethargic susan”. While a 45 degree bureau has some dead space, it uses more space than a “lethargic susan”, predominantly in light of the fact that the bureau racks and drawers are square, and a “languid susan” is round.
Put a wash room in the corner between your tall cupboards. It doesn’t need to be exceptionally enormous (4′ x 4′) and being in the corner will use all the corner “dead” space. The storeroom would have a 2′ opening at 45 degrees to the connecting cupboards. The wash room dividers could be 2×4 confined with drywall or 3/4″ MDF, however the divider shouldn’t be taller than the tallness of the tall cupboards. This takes into account crown shaping (on the off chance that you use it) to likewise be utilized on the wash room. Have the storeroom open at the top, particularly if there is a bay window above, to permit light into the wash room. Have racks from the floor to head of divider. Put a “bureau entryway” (same as the remainder of your tall cupboards) on the wash room entrance, not an edge entryway like you’d use in the room. By having a bureau entryway the wash room, and the storeroom dividers at a similar tallness as the cupboards, the wash room resembles a bureau as opposed to a drywall opening.
In the storeroom, introduce a counter with 4 electric outlets. This is the place the espresso producer, toaster oven, electric can openers, and so on are to be for all time found. It keeps them off your kitchen ledges, yet they are consistently accessible to utilize. No compelling reason to store them in your cupboards and no requirement for machine carport cupboards. This leaves your primary kitchen ledges “clean” (nothing on them) and more open for the food prep you have to do.
Put an upper counter 8″ over your ledges (for example 6″ divider, 2″ thick upper counter). In an “open floor plan” idea, this 8″ of tallness shrouds an “untidy” kitchen counter from view to different rooms. It likewise gives you a lot of space for various electric outlets in the in the 6″ divider zones. The 6″ tall divider is the correct stature for 6″ clay divider tile. The upper counter is 44″ (elbow stature) an ideal tallness for “inclining”. This permits your visitors to “lean” on the counter (out of the kitchen) and talk with you while you’re getting ready food (in the kitchen). It’s additionally a decent tallness for serving food or for tall stools as a morning meal bar. Not the entirety of the upper counters must be the some width. A few areas might be 9″ wide (only a top to the kitchen segment, while different segments of the upper counter can be 24” wide, for serving food or as a morning meal bar.
Now…I’m talking about this bit last in light of the fact that various customers utilize their kitchens in an unexpected way, and each individual has their own taste. I’m not discussing the size (in spite of the fact that it’s connected), however what number of individuals they need in a kitchen. A few customers need everybody in the kitchen, including visitors and family members, to help in preparing or handling the supper, which implies a bigger kitchen to deal with the individuals. Others don’t need anybody however a couple of individuals in kitchen, so they’re not stumbling over individuals to get the supper completed, which implies a littler more proficient kitchen.
Most current house structures have the kitchen open to the carport or back entryway and open to family room or potentially different rooms, for example, breakfast regions, lounge areas, or lobbies. This implies the kitchen has different openings to deal with these capacities. A few kitchens likewise have “island” cupboards/ledges with at least two openings. All the openings to the kitchen permits individuals to come in, remain around, or go through the kitchen from Point A to Point B elsewhere in the house. Additionally, one of the peculiarities of our human brain research is everybody inevitably winds up in the kitchen. This structure idea utilizes the kitchen as a “traffic passage”. These kitchens need a lot of room to deal with the volume of traffic. Once more, a few customers love the progression of individuals all through the kitchen. They simply need a bigger kitchen space for this occur
Different customers think the “traffic passageway” kitchen idea “stops up” up the kitchen with pointless and undesirable individuals. Include me in the “keep-the-pointless individuals out-of-the-kitchen” class. I like to keep the kitchen open and welcoming, I simply don’t need the additional bodies while the dinner is being readied. By keeping the additional bodies out, the kitchen can be littler and more effective, which means less strides between the fridge, cooktop and sink.
Keeping individuals out of the kitchen is anything but difficult to do in your structure, simply make it hard for them to get in. Utilize a wrapping ledge with only one (1) ledge opening into the kitchen, and find that opening in the most troublesome spot to enter the kitchen. This, alongside the “open floor plan” is the best method to forestall undesirable kitchen traffic. The single kitchen passageway will mentally keep them out of the kitchen zone, while the open floor plan (no dividers) permits you to speak with family and visitors, while keeping them out of the kitchen.
With the goodies I’ve talked about above and by keeping the individuals out of a kitchen, a kitchen size of 16’x10′ or 12’x12′ is powerful, with huge amounts of capacity. Making the kitchen a “traffic passageway” for individuals to go through, the kitchen would need to twofold in size, and you’re not picking up extra room with that size since all the openings to the kitchen are gobbling up what could have been utilized for cupboards.
With respect to lighting, most kitchens have a couple of principle method of lighting (or blend of these)
A. Light in the roof fan
B. “Can” lights in the roof
C. Under-bureau lighting (as a rule puck lights or fluorescent strips)
I for the most part reject these lighting ideas. With a light in the roof fan, you generally have the light at your back, which means you’re projecting shadows onto all that you do on the ledge. Can lights are “vitality pigs” since they cut huge openings in your protection, and utilize wasteful brilliant lighting (generally 75 watt). I don’t utilize overhead cupboards so consequently dispose of under-bureau lighting, which is at times costly
With the tall roofs of a scissors support, I like to utilize MR16 customizable light installations, not “can” lights. The MR16’s are generally know as “strip” lighting. Be that as it may, you’ll need to utilize a “plate” rather than a “strip” for the apparatus association. By utilizing a plate, the MR16 utilizes a standard electrical box, so a littler opening in your protection cover contrasted with a “can” light, and they siphon out twice as much light for less wattage (generally 50 watts) than a “can” light. MR16 apparatuses can be little (so you don’t see them) and not exorbitant (around $20). MR16’s are flexible, which means you can point the light where you need it. A “can” light focuses light opposite to the roof. In a slanted roof, that is bad. Find your lights over the ledge to take out shadows, along your significant work regions (sinks, cooktop, cutting and prep territories) and afterward convey equally along the remainder of the ledges. You truly needn’t bother with lights somewhere else other than for Walk in Cooler installation Santa Monica complement lighting. The lights over the counters will be all that could possibly be needed, accepting that you’re keeping the kitchen littler.