Good and Bad Kitchen Layout

Kitchen Planning Modern kitchens are designed with equipment and working surfaces lining two adjacent walls, the third being occupied by a table that can be folded against that wall when not in use, so leaving uninterrupted walking space. The fourth wall can then comprise an opening to the dining-room and, maybe, a serving hatch — … Read more

Positioning A Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink The position of the sink will normally be determined by existing pipes and drainage system, but these may be awkwardly placed in some converted houses. Even if it costs a lot of money it is worth having the pipe layout altered so that the sink comes under the window. Then the monotony … Read more

Self-Assembly Kitchen Units

Fitted kitchens make the most of available space and facilitate cleaning. Ready-made units are expensive, but there are self-assembly units which you can buy at considerably less cost. All components are factory-made and supplied pre-drilled complete with fixing screws and any other items needed for assembly. The units are packed flat in boxes for easy … Read more

Choosing Kitchen units

Ranges of kitchen units generally comprise three elements: 1. Base cupboards go below worktops and sinks for storage and to house built-in appliances; 2. Tall floor-to-ceiling cupboards serve a similar dual purpose; 3. For storage alone shallow wall cupboards are wall-hung above work-top level. Ready-to-assemble ranges of kitchen units are made by several manufacturers. These, … Read more

Choosing Kitchen Appliances

Appliances and equipment basic to the kitchen are a cooker, sink and refrigerator. In addition there may be a dishwasher, a freezer (either integral with the refrigerator or separate) and, if the kitchen also serves as utility room, a washing machine and dryer. What may be termed “secondary” appliances (e.g. food mixers, dispensers, waste-disposers) help … Read more