What should be taken into consideration first when starting a kitchen design?
Limited space of sink—“I could not even put a pot in it.”
The low height of tap—“So inconvenient for me to fill water into a bottle or wash the pot/pan”
A single-handle faucet with a pull-out sprayer is great for saving space and rinsing out the sink; a high-arc spout finished in bronze will increase water outflow in traditional style.
OPPEIN tips for kitchen work triangle design:
The primary tasks in a home kitchen are carried out on the cooktop, the sink, and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary lines between them, demonstrate what kitchen experts call as work triangle principle. The idea is that when these three elements are in close (but not too close) proximity to one and other, t it will be easier and more efficient to operate in the kitchen, by cutting down on wasted steps.
OPPEIN Tips for countertop height design:
The height of the countertop should be tailor-made according to the height of the cooker.
Generally, the height of the countertop should be 80-90cm.
Also, you could take this method for reference: User height /2 +(5-10)cm.
In this way, you won’t get tired when washing or cooking.
OPPEIN design tips:
Design the built-in kitchen cabinet layout according to appliances’ size.
It is necessary to reserve a space of 2-4 cm above or below the refrigerator in the cabinet for heat dissipation; Instead of being attached to the wall directly, the backside of the refrigerator should have a space of at least 5cm reserved.
Build-in dish-washing machine
Place it as close to the sink as possible to connect the pipes.
Built-in steam oven, microwave oven, oven
Do not install the oven too high to prevent food from overturning and spilling;
Do not install too high to avoid food falling from high places; Meanwhile, reserve a 2cm vent at the bottom of the appliance and a 3-5cm heat dissipation space on the back.