Spring and summer are the times when most consumers are encouraged to change the kitchen. This is one of the highest household investment, both from the economic point of view as time and resources used, and therefore it is important to plan from the beginning to avoid making errors difficult to correct later.
Proper planning of the kitchen will not only prevent headaches, but eventually also have impact on health, avoiding common back problems; Y mood, with the enjoyment of a custom kitchen and adapted to every home and your needs. The help of professionals from project inception to final installation of the kitchen it is essential to avoid mistakes and get the correct integration of new proposals and appliances that are appearing on the market. An investment that will eventually make profitable any kitchen.
The height of the furniture, materials and even regardless of whether you are left or right handed, it will be key to a perfect ergonomic space. The Kitchen Furniture Association (AMC) offers five practical tips to avoid making mistakes in such an important decision as choosing.
1.- TELL ME HOW TO KITCHENS AND DISTRIBUTION tell you what YOU NEED. The first thing is to think what we need to organize the space and the kitchen is functional and ergonomic, considering our way of cooking, available space and functionality that we want to give the kitchen. Once these criteria, You can be selected from four types of cuisines:
- The kitchen a row: It is the basic solution for small spaces, ideally with minimal 3,60 meters to be functional.
- The kitchen in two rows: It is perfect for those who often need to rush and save time in the kitchen, with shorter routes cooking.
- The kitchens L- or U: ideal for converting the window into the spotlight, and for those wishing to spend more time in kitchen, because it allows enabling a dining area in the center.
- The kitchen with island: the desired, perfect for large spaces where the kitchen is the center of activities with family and friends. Facilities advisable to bring water and electricity to the central island.
2.- BEWARE THE HEIGHTS, They can be a ergonomic risk. It is important to adapt the furniture to match the person who will spend more time in the kitchen. To prevent discomfort and to prevent damage to the spine, the counter should be located 10 a 15 centimeters below the elbow.
3.- THE MUST IN THE MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES. While aesthetics are important, It is essential that the materials are hygienic (which do not emit harmful substances, suitable for contact with food), easy to clean, raincoats Y light. Furthermore, high temperature resistant and UV, as well as scratch already abrasion.
The home appliances Suitable also will make you monetize your kitchen, provided they are energy Y eco-efficient. In addition to saving water and energy, calm is important. Fundamental bet silent appliances, making it comfortable stay in the kitchen, especially if it is an open space.
4.- WORKSHOP ORGANIZED. It's time to say goodbye to the cabinet doors under the counter. Experts recommend drawers with drawers, what we know as drawers with compartments for storage. A perfect choice to use the full depth of the closet, food and dishes at a comfortable height to avoid unnecessarily encovarse. Leaves on tall furniture other elements such as oven or microwave and cooking does not end with your back.
5.- ¿Handedness? A detail that no one notices when organizing your kitchen is orientation, despite being the key to facilitating the work in space and avoid running from one side to another while cooking. For the dexterous, cooking should be placed to the right, the work surface in the center and sink to the left (working from right to left). The lefties, the opposite. The light source It should also be adapted not only to create a suitable environment, but to facilitate culinary work. The illumination both must be planned outside and inside closets Y, so the shadow does not bother us cooking, It should be directed from the top-left for righties and lefties backwards to.