There is no ambience in the home more loved and lived in by all the members of the family, the best of the family , the best place to savour the pleasure of being together with all the tastes , memories and daily habits of the family . These are feelings which need a suitable ambience , where the warmth of wood combines with the strong character of the stony materials , such as marble and granite of table tops and the counter .
The hob also has a central position with a canopy formed by its hood which destroys odours and fills the ambience with light at the same time . The electrical appliances are carefully concealed beneath the worktop . Function and harmony from the dominating characterstics of the present collections .
The basic concept is to finish this ambience which is the most lived in the entire family with the aim of making it a place in which it is pleasing to be together . To create , therefore , a little domestic paradise in which several people , all there together will find it easy to move about among extremely functional articles . There is no need for large spaces , but it is attractive and welcoming , perfectly in tune with the surroundings with the reminder and exaltation of stories , traditions and rediscovered family values.
The marked personalities of these modern and innovative kitchen brings into the home the soothing atmosphere of colourful and lively activity . There are as many as four colours which gladden the eye and communicate a note of joyful serenity of the ambience which they furnish , creating together a happy scene .
A kitchen layout should be customised to the specific requirements and needs of the users . Hence , it is important to ascertain the individual preferences overall lifestyle and eating habits of the direct users .
What is an Ideal Kitchen ?
The kitchen is probably the most used (or misused !!) room in any home , requiring an efficient combination of storage spaces , working counters , seating areas and free passages . It has to be functional , practical , elegant and comfortable , all at the same time and hence , great emphasis should be laid on the overall layout design of the kitchen , especially the small (and seemingly minor ) details.
There are various practical points that must be considered and discussed before commencing the designing of a new kitchen or the modification of an existing one .
– The style of cooking (which varies greatly due to influences of country , state , religion , health and personal choice ) would greatly influence the design and layout of a kitchen . Importance must be given to the type of materials , ingredients and mediums used as well as the appliances and working space required for that particular style of cooking .
– A kitchen should be designed to match the preffered style of the individual user and the general ddécorof the rest of the house . It may be designed in a country / farmhouse , contemporary , colonial / english , laboratory , futuristic / high-tech , European / Mediterranean or ethnic style with matching decor and finishes .
-A minimal , modular , straightlined , no-fuss work-area where the emphasis is on efficiency , workability and cleanliness . There are no wasted spaces and no unnecessary display of items or clutter . Most of the appliances are built-in and the workareas are easy to maintain and clean .
-According to the theory , an efficient and practical kitcen layout is one where ideally the three major elements :
are conviniently located so that the user can work and move about easily . The distance between the refrigerator , the cooking range and the washing area should not be less than 6 meters . This working should not be broken by full heights,fittments doors or passages .
-The flooring , mostly used are mosaic,ceramic tiles,marbles.Stone flooring or ceramic tiles are recommended for Indian conditions,keeping in mind the surrounding dirt and dust since the material is impermeable , hard and stin / scratch resistant .
-the walls in most kitchens are usually painted.Good qualityplastic emulsion paint for areas under the sink and near the wash area .
-Cabinets are usually made of 19mm commercial block boards with laminate or enamel/duco paint .