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Ideas to reform the kitchen

Ideas to reform the kitchen

When reforming the kitchen, the entire process must be carefully planned: from the renovation of the facilities to the distribution and placement of the furniture, so that the work time is the shortest possible and the result the most beautiful and practical.
- DETERMINE REAL NEEDS. Fundamental to meet the most suitable kitchen for the one who will use it. Cooking on a daily basis is not the same as just the end of the week. It is time to decide if you want an office area, if you are going to leave the room open, etc., etc.
- DRAW A PLANE WITH THE DISTRIBUTION. The furniture co-location will be determined by the shape of the space and the available meters. Measure well and draw the plan with the ideal distribution and brand electrical, water sockets ... In an elongated and narrow kitchen, it is advisable to install furniture only on one front; If it is rectangular and wide, place furniture on the two facing walls. Even the upper furniture can be placed up to the ceiling, to have a large storage area; if you have a square or rectangular floor plan, arrange the furniture in “L”, or, if the meters allow, in “U”. A peninsula or an island is very useful to make the center space profitable and even gain an area to eat.
- DISTRIBUTE THE ZONES ACCORDING TO THE FUNCTION. Keep in mind that a well-organized and functional kitchen must be subdivided into three areas, which will be located at the vertices of an imaginary triangle, the so-called “working triangle”: the washing area, the cooking zone and the storage area . In this way the movements are facilitated and unnecessary displacements are avoided with the consequent loss of time. Put support surfaces next to each zone, that is, next to the oven and microwave, one to support the hot springs and also on each side of the sink.
- RENEW ALL FACILITIES. Take advantage of the kitchen renovation to update the facilities, so you will avoid works in the future. If the pipes are in poor condition or are more than 25 years old, it is time to renew them, it is also advisable to review the electrical installation.
- CHOOSE HIGH QUALITY FURNITURE. It is very important since the kitchen has a lot of daily wear and should last for many years. For this reason, the structure of the furniture - doors, fronts, ar-marios - and the countertops must be resistant and of quality. For example, the Ikea firm offers, at an affordable price, high quality standards in its Faktum manufactured kitchen systems, both the structure and the internal shelves, with an 18 mm particle board. thickness. They offer up to 25 years warranty.
- DESIGN AN ERGONOMIC KITCHEN. When placing the furniture, consider comfort. It is more ergonomic not to put tall cabinets more than 1.40 m from the floor; and put the countertops at a height between 85 cm and 90 cm. To facilitate the displacements, try that the distance between the different zones the working triangle is not less than 2 m nor more than 6 m. If you opt for an island, arrange that there are 90 cm around, to facilitate movement and opening of the doors.