When it comes to positioning your equipment, there are many potential pitfalls. Always burning yourself when removing something from the oven or not being able to open the refrigerator door properly? You will know exactly what we mean.
With all those nightmare scenarios, we have put together a number of smart ideas that will make you easier to use and help maximize your space.
1. Conceal the cooker hood
No need to make a cooker hood as a feature in your kitchen. A thoughtful extractor mounted on a stove in a niche will make the most of the awkward space.
2. Go for symmetry
Bookend equipment like ovens and refrigerators are integrated on both sides of your stove if your space allows. This will ensure that food and utensils are where you need them when cooking and symmetry will create a cohesive and calm look.
3. Make it sociable
If you like this island to make a division between your dining room and kitchen and living room, think about placing your stove there. That way you can supervise children doing homework or chatting with them while you cook.
4. Get them off the floor
5. Create a bank of ovens
Having ALL your equipment in one bank depends on you having a large enough space. If not, group by type – put your ‘hot’ equipment, like your oven, stove, and microwave.
If you do this, keep using one brand of tool. Factories such as Whirlpool, Miele and Baumatic invest heavily to ensure that control panels, control knobs, badges, handles, displays and doors are all in harmony, making them look symmetrical and elegant in any configuration.
Remember that they will all have digital screens with clocks. Synchronizing them will be a love job, but if you don’t, the difference in minutes can be very annoying.