When you are planning your new kitchen it’s good to have a few thoughts in mind for working areas and spaces so here’s some top tips for work spaces and walk ways from Bettinsons Kitchens Leicester.
Firstly, let’s tackle safety – It’s important that the main walk ways of your kitchen are clear of working routes, i.e. where you would be cooking at a stove or where you’d walk with the kettle to get to the sink or hob. You want to reduce risks created by others walking past these areas on a regular basis. For example, you may have a pan on the stove that a child could catch on their walk through the kitchen to get to the lounge. Side areas or across corners are idea spaces to give you that triangle of working area that isn’t across a cut through route from room to room.
If you like to cook, do take some time to think about the spaces you will need in your kitchen. Where will you chop and prepare food or roll out dough? How will you store the items you need to access, but still leave yourself enough space to work?
Make walk ways as wide as possible – The very minimum space to allow for a walk way should be 36 inches, but do increase this considerably for walk ways around working areas basing measurements with at the very least 42 inches wide or more if possible.
And finally, to make cupboard and kitchen cabinet doors fully functional, try to avoid corners. If your space only allows you corners, then do check that cupboard doors won’t collide with each other if opened at the same time.
Designing, installing and fitting kitchens on a regular basis has given us a wealth of experience for many types of different kitchen layouts. Do visit Bettinsons Kitchens Leicester, our showroom has over twenty six kitchen displays.