More and more people are pursuing healthy eating and cooking at home. If they want a clean, tidy and convenient kitchen, kitchen cabinets need perfect planning. Kitchen cabinet storage includes storage cabinets under the countertop, wall cabinets above, and storage cabinets. The open shelves on the wall and electrical cabinets are the main ones. If you know the size well, you can naturally create a practical and convenient kitchen cabinet system.
1. The storage cabinets under the countertop are planned according to storage habits.
The storage cabinets under the kitchen countertop should have two storage methods: cabinets with door openings and drawers. Different kitchen utensils can be placed. For example, drawers are suitable for placing tableware, dishes and some scattered kitchen utensils, while cabinets with door openings can store cooking pots. , wok, seasoning inventory, etc. Use storage spaces of different sizes to create the most practical storage system.
As for the allocation of storage cabinets, it can be determined according to the habits of the family members who use the kitchen most for cooking, so that it will be easier to use.
2. Determine the electrical appliances and stoves under the countertop in advance
Before customizing kitchen cabinets, be sure to determine the size of the appliances to be placed under the countertop, such as washing machines and ovens. The positions of the sink and pipes must also be determined. If you use a built-in stove, the size must also be determined, because This will affect the storage plan under the countertop, and it is also necessary to reserve an opening for installing the sink and stove when customizing the countertop stone.
3. Dark pull vs metal handle
In recent years, the use of concealed drawers has become popular in furniture design. The advantages are of course that they are beautiful. The cabinet without handles is more simple and clean, and the handles will not be knocked over when turning and walking around in a long and narrow kitchen. However, when it comes to ergonomics and ease of use. It is certainly not as good as a metal handle, and you may not be able to find a place to open the door when you are busy cooking. The metal handle has a better force application point, and the position of the handle can be seen at a glance. It is effortless to open the kitchen cabinet door while cooking, making it more suitable for elderly people.
When choosing metal handles, choose a rounder style to reduce the chance of injury and make cleaning easier.
4. Check the height and depth of the wall cabinet above
Kitchen wall cabinets are usually separated by shelves, with enough storage space. When the cabinet door is closed, the whole thing looks neat and fresh, but remember to get the height and depth of the wall cabinet right to avoid bumping your head. Generally, the depth of a wall cabinet does not exceed 45 centimeters, and the height from the ground is 150-160 centimeters. Of course, it must be adjusted according to the height of the user, so as to facilitate access to items and prevent bumping the head.
5. Open shelves for commonly used items
If the kitchen is small and you want to reduce the feeling of oppression, you can use open shelves for storage. In addition to storage, it also has a display effect. It is more convenient to take items and the space becomes bright and open. Moreover, the shelves can be used as movable shelves for freedom. Adjust to appropriate floor height.
6. Estimate the depth of the shelf based on the size of the electrical appliance.
Considering the size of electrical appliances, the shelf needs to be about 40 cm high x 60 cm wide and at least 45 cm deep. For high-temperature appliances, about 10 cm should be reserved for heat dissipation. The most commonly used rice cookers and microwave ovens are recommended to be placed in the middle. , the most convenient position is about 100 to 150 centimeters above the ground, making it easier to use.
7. Long and narrow kitchens should use white as the main color
Long and narrow kitchens usually don’t have good lighting. Using white as the main color of kitchen cabinets will make the kitchen appear brighter, enlarging the space and giving a better sense of space.
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