To design your kitchen, you can't get up without a plan or a thorough analysis of your budget and the space you have available. You can, of course, call on a professional who will make a plan of execution for you. However, with just a little effort, you can do it yourself and save money.
Establish Your Budget and Your Needs
First of all, it is essential to determine your needs and the day-to-day usage of the space in order to correctly plan its design. Once your needs are well-defined and you have established your budget, it is time to think about the type of kitchen you want. Now you can get started.
Choose Your Model
The trick to getting a fully functioning kitchen is to design the space without trying to change it. To adopt the ideal interior design, you need to identify the available surface area. This will help you decide on the best layout for your room. To help you, here are some possible layouts:
- The I-shaped kitchen: This is also called the linear kitchen. It is easy to arrange, you get everything within reach. The linear layout is also suitable for a little kitchen where you have little room.
- The U-shaped kitchen: It enables you to get a much more grouped triangle of activity. Add to this the possibility of arranging the corners and installing a central island: enough to increase your amount of work surfaces.
Consider the Activity Triangle
For an optimized kitchen that is easy to use every day, it is important to consider the activity triangle. The activity triangle is an organization of your space that aims to minimize unnecessary distances and movement (and thus improve ergonomics) between three important kitchen areas:
- the refrigerator area ;
- the cooking area (oven and hotplates) ;
- the water point (sink and possibly dishwasher).
To design your kitchen properly, you can choose between several options, but start by taking into account your budget to have a clear vision of your project.