How to Build Provision for Appliances in KitchenNov 21 2020
Planning the interiors of a kitchen is both exciting as well as challenging. Whether you are having a makeover or entering a new living space, there are so many factors to consider before you actually set up different items in the cooking area. Let’s help you cross the initial hurdles with our simple guidelines on arranging appliances in the kitchen. Building up provision for appliances as part of home interiors is the best way to handle it.
Plan the Appliances and Suitable Spaces
First and foremost, plan, utilize and organize. Have a thorough assessment of the room (kitchen), its length and breadth, entrance and windows and so on. By doing this beforehand, you will have a fair idea as to how many things can you accommodate in the available space. Check the electrical sockets, their placement – whether they are easily accessible or at proper height. Some appliances like water purifiers and dish washers would require plugged in sockets that are near the sink, whereas refrigerators ideally need socket points near ground level. Likewise, see if all your essential appliances will fit into the kitchen or have to be spread out into the dining area. For instance, toaster, sandwich-maker and coffeemaker are some of the items that you can place in the dining area so as to avoid overcrowding the kitchen.
Include the Provisions in Interior Design
An interior designer can plan and include the provision for a refrigerator, oven, or even a washing machine in the kitchen. Similarly, TV and other entertainment and electronics items can have special units and facilities. It is advisable to do any kind of changes, like adding more electrical points etc., before starting the process of doing the interiors of the kitchen. Because, once you complete the design, it will be difficult to make modifications, if any, which might lead to wastage of money and time.
Make Use of Kitchen and Work Area
Plan well to utilize the kitchen space in the best and productive manner. Fix compact cabinets above the cooking area and counter. These days, there are cabinets that come with sliding shelves/racks that are easy to store a large number of kitchen utilities and groceries. Separate and arrange your appliances wisely. If space permits, make provision for the dishwasher and washing machine in the work area. It will give you more moving area in the kitchen.
Make the Most of Your Laundry Room
If there is a separate laundry room, make effective use of it to stock items that are not used frequently. All the items and appliances for washing clothes are best to be kept in the laundry room – such as, washing machine, dryer, iron box, detergents, etc.
Understand the Functionality & Act
As said above, it is better to understand and plan what appliances will go where and how. Group your appliances according to their utility. Put the microwave and OTG close to each other. Mixer, grinder, juicer, etc. should be ideally placed on the kitchen counter, where most of the cooking happens.
Likewise, it is most important to see that there is proper ventilation and lighting inside your modular kitchen. Ensure that the appliances don’t block windows or entrance areas. Safety measures are crucial when it comes to the kitchen and the appliances placed in it.