Kitchens in Bristol

November 24, 2015 12:50 pm

Kitchens in Bristol – What’s your kitchen shape?

We all strive to streamline our kitchens, as we all want things to be more efficient, but have you ever considered that your layout might be affecting you in a major way? Most people have heard of the saying “form follows function” which couldn’t be more true with kitchens. There is a whole range of different shapes and designs that you can incorporate to increase your efficiency.

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This is where the term “work triangle” comes in also, as this is a keystone in the kitchen design world. The work triangle is distinguished as your work line from the sink, cooking range and the fridge, the three main elements in your kitchen. These should be no further than 2 metres away from each other and this is a general rule for all shapes and sizes of kitchens. There should also be no obstructions in the triangle, as this is going to disturb your workflow whilst you are cooking.

One wall / Line

The most basic kitchen design you can have is the one wall layout, most known as a straight kitchen. You can’t form much of a work triangle with this layout as most, if not all of your appliances are placed on the same plain of the space, therefore there isn’t much movement between appliances.

This design is very prevalent in smaller homes like apartments and flats for obvious reasons, as you can fit quite a lot of things on and against a single wall. Using this design in a much larger room is going to lend less efficiency to the design, therefore giving you much less of a user-friendly kitchen. This design can be very useful in confined spaces, but try not to overload the space with appliances too closely together, as clutter can accumulate which makes for an inefficient environment.

Corridor Kitchen / Galley

The progression from the single wall design, a corridor kitchen comes from the design of a double walled kitchen, with either a mix of appliances and cabinets on both sides, or you could have all of your appliances on one side and cabinets on the rest, which is the norm with a corridor kitchen. This design can give you great efficiency as you are able to have a great deal of reach in this type of space, as you are practically surrounded by useful space. This design is also suited for a smaller space, so flats and apartments can make use of this pro-efficient design.

The main drawback to this design is that people walking through the kitchen can create a hassle filled situation, as you are usually only going to have enough space for one person to be in there comfortably. If you are working with this design, then try and maximise the space of the walkway in-between the walls, as you’re going to notice any tight squeezes through the kitchen if you’re cohabiting your home.

L – Shaped Kitchens

L designs are the perhaps the most common shape as it seems to of been adopted in many contemporary homes. This design removes the problem of the kitchen space, as there is dedicated space for the kitchen user to be. There is much more “surface area” for you to place appliances against, so the dexterity of your kitchen plan can be altered much more than you could with a single plain. You are also given the possibility of corner storage, which opens, up new placements for cabinets. This should be a good aspect to consider as this is going to make use of any dead corners, which you should avoid to maximise storage capacity.

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