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Kitchen Design Frisco TX - Designing A Modern Ergonomic Kitchen
A beautiful kitchen is visually pleasing. But, in this modern age, a beautiful design is no longer sufficient for a kitchen to be considered a space where people can enjoy spending most of their time. For a kitchen to be ‘well-designed,’ it has to have features that meet the needs of the residents of the home. And to achieve both aesthetics and functionality, kitchen ergonomics should be considered when layouting a modern kitchen.
Kitchen ergonomics is the specialty of Kitchen Design Frisco.
What is ergonomics, and what is an ergonomic kitchen?
Ergonomics is concerned with designing and arranging things or places so that people can use them conveniently. An ergonomic kitchen is designed to ensure family members’ productivity, efficiency, and safety whenever they use the area for their tasks.
Why does ergonomics matter in the kitchen?
The kitchen area is one of the most visited and active areas in the home. It is where we prepare meals, dine, and even entertain our guests. Organizing and styling a kitchen with ergonomics in mind ensures that the space is comfortable and safe for anyone to work in. In simple terms, an ergonomic kitchen makes working in it a pleasure, not a pain.
How can we design an ergonomic kitchen?
An ergonomic kitchen we design has the following features:
Designing for accessibility is the primary goal of kitchen ergonomics. An ergonomic kitchen can accommodate the needs of any family member - young or old, physically able or challenged, left-handed or right-handed. To make a kitchen ergonomic, the demographic of the family should be taken into consideration when deciding the countertop height, placement of lighting, storage, etc.
Excellent workflow assurance.
Anyone working in the kitchen should have the freedom to move about. Workstations should be placed in a way that allows for unobstructed and efficient cooking, cleaning, and storing food. Therefore, the path between kitchen appliances should be open to facilitate working between refrigeration, cooking, and washing areas.
Standardized utensil storage.
Since safety and comfortability are concerns addressed by ergonomics, the over-stacking and toppling of objects should be avoided. To do this, utensils have to be stored in separate cabinets according to their shapes, sizes, and weight.
Assembled storage space for consumables.
Food and food items are best placed in single-layer drawers for easy visualization. These are also arranged according to their shapes and sizes to avoid wastage, bending, and straining when retrieving them in an ergonomic kitchen. This is why bottom-freezer refrigerators are more desired for modern, ergonomic kitchens.
Efficient lighting in all kitchen zones.
The kitchen should be well illuminated, especially in areas where most work is done. The food preparation process should not put much strain on our eyes to avoid accidents. The cooking and preparation areas should then have bright, focused lights.
Let Kitchen Design Frisco help you build an ergonomic kitchen.
Nothing is more client-focused than an ergonomic kitchen. If you wish to have one, call us immediately at the number on this page.