Creating an Ergonomic Kitchen That Works for You

Posted in Blog
02 July 2018

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home and vital to the running of your household.

Which is why your kitchen should be ergonomically designed to suit the way your family functions. Its workflow needs to be planned around the dynamics of your lifestyle.

Designed to suit the way you live

When you’re planning the design of your kitchen, start by thinking about how many people will be using it on a daily basis.

Do you have to take young children into consideration? Do you already have additional storage space, for example, a utility room outside of the kitchen? Do you have meals in your kitchen or use a separate dining room?

Do you do a lot of cooking and want large worktops for food preparation? Would you like more than one sink and perhaps more than one oven?

Once you outline your fundamental requirements and then list your highly desirable features, you’ll start to have a basic plan in mind for your kitchen.

Why ergonomics is important in a kitchen

The ergonomics of your kitchen covers the essential elements such as cooking facilities, worktop space, refrigeration, storage and cleaning appliances.

These essentials need to be incorporated into your kitchen while still allowing you ease of movement and economy of labour. For instance, can you easily prepare foods and get them to the table? Is it simple to clear up afterwards and get everything back into its allotted space?

Ergonomic designs help to create a more efficient workspace, saving you time and energy on bending, lifting and cleaning. Cupboards need to be positioned at just the right height to avoid strain and optimise efficiency.

Also, your layout should be flexible enough to accommodate different people in the same space working on different tasks.

Use an online configuration tool to get it right

So how do you figure out what’s going to go where in the kitchen space you have available to you?

This is where a configuration tool comes in. An online kitchen planner will help you to decide on the layout of your new kitchen. You can figure out the amount of workspace and cupboard space you need.

The tool will also offer guidance and advice on how to create the look and feel you’re after in your kitchen – helping you to turn your vision into reality. Rather than imagining it, you can take a virtual tour on your computer of what your dream kitchen will look like.

Start planning your new kitchen today

Open up our Kitchen Planner and Configurator Tool and make your new kitchen come to life on screen.

Click here to start planning your new kitchen.

If you’re considering a designer or contemporary kitchen, we can design a completely bespoke kitchen to perfectly match your lifestyle and home. 

At K Interiors, we’re dedicated to delivering a seamless experience from initial project planning and kitchen design through to ordering, delivery and install.

Why not book a FREE kitchen design consultation and let us show you how we can transform your kitchen?

Call us on 01525 851830 or email: sales@kinteriorskitchens.co.uk

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