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How To Planning A Kitchen?

How To Planning A Kitchen?

Basing a Kitchen Layout on a Triangle

Planning a layout;The stove, sink, and refrigerator, and the work surfaces next to them, are the most frequently used areas in a kitchen. The paths between these areas often form a triangle. For easy access, keep this triangle clear.

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Saving Space in a Kitchen

By using space effectively you can maximize reach of the stove and work surfaces. Store as storage and leave plenty of room for work, much as possible in the available space. Stack Keep everyday items together and within easy utensils, and hang items from a ceiling.

Stacking Equipment

  • Storing saucepans Keep a set of saucepans on a narrow, vertical stacking rack.
  • Organizing dishes Stack plates and saucers on plastic- coated racks with different- sized shelves. Stand the racks in any corners of work surfaces that cannot be used for food preparation.
  • Grouping bowls and pans Store different-sized bowls and baking pans one inside the other to take up a minimum of space. Leave room around them so that you can remove and replace them easily.
  • Arranging cleaning items Use stackable plastic baskets to hold small cleaning items.

Using a Frame

Make a wooden frame 18×12 in (45 x 30 cm). Tack strong wire mesh across the frame. Suspend the frame from the ceiling with chains so that it is level and a little above head height. Hang butchers’ hooks in the mesh to hold pots and pans.

Organizing Storage in a Kitchen

Making the best use of storage spaces and using space-saving devices in a kitchen will allow you to keep work surfaces clear. You can buy specialized items thai enable you to keep a lot of equipment in a particular place, or you can easily modify a kitchen area yourself.

Utilizing Drawers

Adapting a drawer To create an extra work surface, measure the depth of a cutting board, and attach wooden battens in a kitchen drawer at this depth. To use the surface, lay the board on the battens. You can keep items in the drawer while using it as a work surface.

Utilizing Wall Areas

Holding rolls Hang paper towel holders on a wall to store materials on rolls such as paper towels and plastic wrap.

Stacking Equipment

Keeping Areas Clear

  • Reducing clutter Use work surfaces to store only those items that you use constantly. Group the items together. For example, put wooden spoons and spatulas in a large jar.
  • Using wall space Attach cup hooks to walls under shelves or high-level units. Hang lightweight items such as ladles and sieves from the hooks.
  • Using a peg board Fix a peg board to a wall, then hang small items from the pegs.
  • Holding recipe books Fold a piece of clear polyethylene in half, then attach the back and edges to a wall near a stove. Leave the top open to form a pocket. Put open recipe books in the pocket while you are using them to leave the work surface clear.

Bright Idea

utting a shelf over a sink Attach a small shelf over the sink to holü items such as dishwashing detergent and sponges. Make sure that the shelf is high enough to allow easy access to the faucets. Support the shelf on lengths of thick dowels.

Filling Cabinets

  • Fitting shelves

You do not need to keep the shelving that is already fitted in a cabinet.

If you need more storage surfaces, attach small brackets at different levels to hold adjustable shelving.

  • Adding hooks

Attach a batten along the back of a cabinet. Screw hooks into the batten to hold cups, measuring jugs, and similar small items

  • Storing flat objects

Fit plywood boards verticaly in cabinets to make narrow compartments. Use the space to store flat items such as baking trays and cooling racks within easy reach.

  • Utilizing doors

Attach favorite recipes and other useful information to the insides of cabinet doors for quick reference.

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Fitting a microwave oven

Mount a microwave oven on a wall using strong metal brackets. Check that the oven is at an appropriate height for everyone who uses it. Use the work surface underneath for storing food jar.

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