Kitchens Designed for Multitasking HomemakersFebruary 8th, 2013 - Posted in Furniture
One of the most challenging aspects in furnishing a house is when you get to the kitchen part. This area in the house is considered as very important because it is the place where most household activities are cantered. From morning to midday to evening, the kitchen is abuzz with constant cooking and preparation of meals for family members. Sometimes, this particular space even serves as a venue for household meetings. Even more, it has become the location where many family decisions are made in the midst of food preparation.
When you take a look at modern kitchens setup nowadays, you will note that most of them serve multiple functions. Traditionally you will find here the basic implements like refrigerator, oven, stove, pots and pans, cutlery, bowls, pantry as well as cabinets and cupboards. Presently however, kitchens sometimes double as dining area and even office space. Many families find it more practical to use the kitchen for meal times because the dining table is just within reach from the cooking area where food is prepared. Therefore, home designers make use of kitchen concepts that will bring together the usual activities within the house in just one area.
Although having a proper dining area in the house is in order, you may as well set up an extra table in the kitchen for quick meals any time of the day. Aside from this fixture, it will be good too if you add a nook in the kitchen where you can place your laptop which is mostly useful when researching for recipes that you may want to cook. There are also people who do their work reports or Internet activities while they wait for their stew to be done. This is a common scenario now in this age of technology, thus when planning a kitchen these things must be considered.
Fitting and installation
To come up with a durable and high quality kitchen facility, careful attention must be given to the fitting and installation works. Commonly, homeowners simply purchase a ready set from home depots, which can be instantly installed in the kitchen room as soon as the set is available. No construction around the house is necessary except perhaps for minor fittings and plumbing labor. And since the kitchen console, counters and cabinets are all based on standard specifications, there might be some discrepancies in the actual fitting. The best thing to do in order to avoid this problem is by making sure that the measurements of the designated area for the kitchen unit matches the actual size of the fixtures. There must also be room for adjustments on both the console and sink area to ensure that there are no gaps or holes where dirt and bacteria might lodge.
To attain a more perfect fit for your kitchen, you must coordinate with the designer or architect who is executing the plan. You may pitch in your ideas and suggestions especially on aspects, which you personally want to include in the setup. During the time that your kitchen is being assembled, you must keep consulting the builders so everything will be perfect.
Resource Box: Jill Hannah Beaver is a home design consultant and blogger who writes about modern lifestyle and home maintenance. Her articles which focus on kitchens Reading are also published in printed magazines and books.