10 Important things to consider before designing a new Kitchen – Kitchen design is very subjective, there are few hard and fast rules.  A feature or layout that is perfect for one person is far from perfect for another.  There are 10 important things to consider before designing a new kitchen…

  1. For efficiency, the work triangle (the space between the sink, refrigerator, and stove) should measure 26′ or less with no single side longer than 9′ or less than 4′.  The work triangle should not cut through a kitchen island by more than 12 inches.
  2. In kitchens smaller than 150 square feet opt for at least 13′ of base cabinets, 12′ of wall cabinets, and 11′ of countertop.  In kitchens which are larger, go with at least 16′ of base cabinets, 15 1/2′ of wall cabinets and 16 1/2′ of countertop.
  3. For convenience, plan work aisles to be at least 42″ for one cook, and at least 48″ wide in multi-cook kitchens.
  4. Specify a minimum of 24″ of counter space on one side of the sink and at least 18″ on the other.
  5. To create the most accessible landing for unloading groceries, allow at least 15″ of counter space on the handle side of a standard refrigerator; on both sides if its a side by side model.  Or include a landing area directly across from the refrigerator but not more than 48″ away.
  6. For cleanup ease, install the dishwasher within 36″ of one edge of the sink and allow for at least 21″ of standing room next to it.
  7. For microwaves and ovens, provide at least 15″ of counter space nearby, at least 16″ deep.
  8. For optimum clearance, no entry, appliance, or cabinet doors should interfere with another.
  9. For comfort and to help avoid repetitive motion injury, plan for work counters of different heights.  Between 28 and 36″ off the floor (easier for chopping and seated-use access), and between 36 and 46″ for general tasks (higher counters accommodate taller cooks).
  10. To install a cabinet above the cook top, make sure the clearance is at least 24″ for fireproof surface, 30″ for unprotected surface.

Designing a kitchen is a much a science as it is an art.  Knowing the recommended measurements to use when planning the project can make all the difference in the final outcome.

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