There was a time when kitchens were meant only for cooking. But the conventional requirement is slowly being replaced by the idea of utilizing it for other purposes like storage as well as socializing with friends and family over a small meal or a cup of tea or coffee. No matter how we lead our lives, a lot of our daily activities revolve around our kitchen. Hence, we pay extra attention while designing it’s interior. Often it is advised not to opt for professional help in case of designing a kitchen. Instead, it’s better to plan on your own, according to your own needs and comfort.
The primary thing that is to be kept in mind while planning a kitchen décor is that it needs to be clean, compact, beautiful as well as functionally active at the same time. Hence, it requires extensive systematic planning and organizing. The main furniture pieces used in a kitchen are the gas stove, where cooking is done, the sink basin used for cleaning utensils and shelves used for storage of utensils and groceries. The Sink is to be designed in close proximity to the water pipes for smooth availability of water. Also, we may use electronic gadgets like micro-oven, mixer, toaster, juicer and sometimes a refrigerator in our kitchen. In that case, they should be placed in proper locations depending on our usage and must be cleaned regularly.
The principal technique behind making your kitchen look good is space management. If you have a small kitchen, the best option is to install upper cabinets with closed doors for storage purpose as it makes your kitchen look more spacious. Light bulbs should be installed such that every corner gets adequate light so that you can work comfortably.
Another primary requirement of a kitchen is the ventilation or an exhaust fan. It prevents the oil from cooking from adhering to the kitchen walls and the utensils, thereby helping in their preservation. Effective ventilation also allows smooth air passage and eliminates the harmful smoke from cooking. Also, you must pay adequate attention in proper recycling on a day to day basis. It helps in keeping the kitchen atmosphere hygienic.