A clean and functional kitchen is vital to make your house perfect

The facilities in the kitchen should be arranged based on the preference and profession of the person who does the cooking. Anatoli Igolkin/Shutterstock

In most homes, the kitchen is smaller than the rest of the rooms and areas. However, no one is willing to compromise on the number of cabinets and other facilities in the kitchen. Compact, clean and the well-maintained kitchen is truly the most important spot in a house. However, make sure that kitchens do not become a liability for you while constructing your dream dwelling.

Choose the most appropriate and useful spot in the structure to build the kitchen. The facilities in the kitchen should be arranged based on the preference and profession of the person who does the cooking. Besides, the duration of time that he/she prefers to spend here too should be considered while designing the kitchen. In case a show kitchen is built, then it should be open with a smaller countertop. The number of cabinets too in the show kitchen could be regulated. However, these should be done to the convenience of the person who mostly uses the kitchen.

Cabinets are necessary in a kitchen. However, do not insist to have the cabinets done in timber in case you are looking to keep a check on the expenses. Instead, compressed wood could be used. This helps in reducing the expenses to a great extent. It is better not to polish the compressed wood cabinets to a matte finish as it would be difficult to clean. Glossy finish is profitable in the longer run.

Besides compressed wood, plywood, aluminum, PVC, plastic and fiber are some of the materials that are used to make cabinets. These materials are relatively cheaper too. Usually, overhead cabinets are built-in most kitchens. However, it is better to place them only wherever it is necessary. This could avoid unnecessary expenses.

There is no need to build cupboards or shelves just for the sake of looks. The plug points must be installed after deciding the spots where the fridge, mixer and grinder are placed. Similarly, the positions of the sink and the stove too should be decided in advance. There should be a partition made of tiles between the sink and the stove. Instead of glossy and rustic finished tiles, matte finish tiles suit the kitchen better, as they are easier to clean.

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