Where your kitchen is located in the home, and getting the layout right is critical to good kitchen design. In this episode, Frances, and guest Interior Designer, Fabieli Fontana talk about the different locations of a kitchen in the home, along with different layouts and what some of the advantages and disadvantages are of each. An interesting discussion between two interior designers on optimum kitchen design!
When it comes to kitchen design, there really is more to it than meets the eye. It is important to know how to determine the best location and design layouts for your kitchen to make sure that your space is functional in a way that suits you and your family's lifestyle needs.
Things to consider in choosing the right location for your kitchen
Discussion in this episode covers
South Facing Kitchen
Possible issues with west and east facing kitchens
How your kitchen is located in terms of access to the outdoors Use of servery windows, outdoor dining, views to garden, play areas and possible pool
Orientation of your kitchen Consider where you are going to prepare food or where you're going to be standing when you have guests – how does this affect your vision of what's going on in the rest of the house.
Views and Windows How they impact your kitchen design – in terms of capturing views, access to ventilation, and impact on cabinetry.
Floor plan is king! It's important to get the design and layout of the kitchen right, while it’s still on paper, as it's very difficult to change it later without going through large expense Spend the time analysing how your location and flows are going to work before you even start getting into details of joinery design
Key Design Kitchen Layouts overview
When we’re designing kitchens, we always conduct a Kitchen Deep Dive, to consider and design around our client's unique lifestyle and personal requirements to come up with a solution that would meet their needs, takes the whole home into consideration so flow and the overall design is integrated.
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