How to place appliances in the kitchen

One of the most important areas of the house is the kitchen. You must plan the prearrangement of the kitchen appliances well in advance while designing the kitchen. This would enable you to save a lot of space and avoid unwanted clutter in the cooking area. Every kitchen is unique and distinct on its own accord and each kitchen requirement is different. Therefore, it is primarily essential for you to analyze your priorities in the kitchen before creating a separate place for the appliances.The kitchen should be designed in such a way so that there is an easy accessibility to the sink, stove and refrigerator. A triangular arrangement of these appliances would help you work in the kitchen with ease.

You could place the dishwasher next to the sink, as it would help you load the dishes and rinse them with ease. The counter under the sink can hold the trash bins. This would not only save space but also keep the area covered and allow easy cleaning of the dishes after meals. The wine coolers should be placed in the corner of the counters so that they can be picked up easily.

The wall mounted ovens should be placed in such a strategic place where there are no hindrances to open or close the oven doors. There should also be sufficient space below the oven to place the hot dishes immediately after drawing them out.The microwave oven should be placed somewhere above the stove for easy accessibility. If you are in a habit of making toast for breakfast then the toaster should be placed somewhere near the stove on the counter or on a wall mounted shelf.

Other smaller appliances, which you would use only occasionally, can be placed in the cupboards and can be retrieved when easily. This way the counter would be clutter free and spacious, which would enable you to work with ease.

The kitchen should be designed strategically so that the appliances are tucked away in easily accessible areas. The appliances when arranged in an equidistant manner would help you use the appliances and still leave the kitchen neat and clean.{picture sources:1,2 and 3}.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 1st, 2012


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