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Expert Tips for Kitchen Design

21 January 2021
What should be taken into consideration first when starting a kitchen design?

What should be taken into consideration first when starting a kitchen design?

-Trap One-

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”

OPPEIN tips for countertop and sink design:
Sink width: 65-95cm
Sink depth: 42-55cm
Sink high: 18.5-20cm
In this way, kitchenware can stay put up nicely. An additional filter plate can also serve as a double tank.

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.


-Trap Two-

The storage zone, washing zone, and cooking zone come as the three most important places in your kitchen. Unreasonable kitchen design would make cooking an arduous and joyless task, especially when you have to run laps to prepare your food.

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.

-Trap Three-

Unreasonable height design would make you suffer back pain.

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.


-Trap Four-

Limited storage space, lots of appliances.
Compared with stacking kitchen appliances on the countertop, built-in kitchen appliances can make the kitchen cleaner and tidier. But the embedded kitchen appliances have very strict requirements for cabinet size. Have you ever known about that?


OPPEIN design tips:
Design the built-in kitchen cabinet layout according to appliances’ size.


Built-in refrigerator
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.


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