Architects often worry more about fitting all the appliances into a kitchen than they do about functionality. We’ll offer some design tips to help you improve the functions of your kitchen’s cupboards and layout.
Consider Your Kitchen Workzones
Like any element of interior design, kitchen cupboard design should follow function. Cupboard selections can be tailored to how you utilize your kitchen space. Kvik divides kitchens into five different work zones for cleaning, cooking, refrigeration, food items, and non-food items.
The cupboard design that you use in each zone can complement its activity type and storage needs. Cupboards near a stove, for example, can be designed to house your pots, pans, and other items that are used in the cooking area.
Kvik’s kitchen cabinets are designed according to your unique needs and can be customized to feature shelves, drawers, or a combination of both to perfectly match the items you need to store.
Accessibility of Cupboard Designs
Another key element of good kitchen cupboard design is the accessibility of cupboards for the people using them. How tall are the family members who use the kitchen area? It is important to make sure that cupboards are placed at an appropriate height for users.
If you have to place some cupboards at a less convenient height because of space constraints, you can still tailor cupboards to hold appropriate items relative to their position. For example, frequently used items, such as drinking glasses, should be stored in an easy-to-reach location. Then items that are not used often, like a cake pan or special guest dishware, can be housed in less convenient places. With this in mind, you can craft a user-friendly cupboard interior design.
In addition, if you have pets or small children in your household, you may also want to consider a kitchen cupboard design that limits access to certain kitchen items. You can specifically design your cupboards to house fragile or potentially unsafe kitchen items out of reach for smaller family members.
Material and Appearance
Our final tip to consider when selecting a kitchen cupboard design is the material and appearance that they will bring to your kitchen space. Cupboards are the outer covering for a majority of your kitchen space and are frequently at eye-level making them a primary element in your kitchen’s style and aesthetic.
Cupboard colors can be selected to make sure your kitchen looks fresh and appealing. You can also add accents of personal style with unique handles. In addition, this outer layer will collect dust and spills, so it’s advantageous to select a cupboard material that is easy to clean. Kvik has many cupboard material options, like composite or laminate, which are durable and easy to clean.
Form that Follows Function
However you utilize your kitchen space, it’s important that the cupboard design is intuitive and fits your needs. If you are considering new cupboards in your kitchen, take advantage of Kvik’s expertise and wide variety of cupboard options to find an ideal design to make your space one of convenience, functionality and style.