In practice it means that your fridge, oven and sink must be arranged so as to reduce your travel as much as possible . The ideal arrangement is the one with parallel lines: on one side the hot space (oven / hobs), and on the other the cold space (fridge / sink).
It is not you who has to adapt to the kitchen , but it is the kitchen that must adapt to you!
If you are not a basketball player, it is better to choose low elements, if you are high, prefer the wall units, or the raised base furniture (especially for the sink and the workspace). If you can no longer bend as you used to to reach the lower shelves, remember to choose the appropriate accessories to simplify your life (swivel furniture in the corners, removable low compartments to reach what is stored there without having to put on all fours etc.).
Work space always clear
Based on the shape and size of your kitchen, you should arrange the furniture in such a way as to always keep a large and functional workspace for cooking and placing your delicacies. Chef’s advice: choose a deeper work surface than the basic furniture to create the space necessary for the passage of pipes and electrical cables.
Ease of maintenance
Every cook, from the most experienced to the beginner, will find himself fighting with the splashes of frying oil and the sauces that smear the poor kitchen furniture ! This is why it is better to choose easy-to-clean and durable materials – a sponge stroke and everything is like new!
The arrangement of the furniture varies according to the configuration of the kitchen.
First you should:
check where the water, gas, electricity and drain pipes are located , to establish the arrangement of the appliances (in particular for the extractor hood , excluding models with recirculation);
measure the space intended to house the furniture;
establish the shape of your kitchen .
Once you have all this data clear you can start planning the installation of the furniture. An important detail: the wall units are usually intended for foodstuffs , while the floor elements receive dishes and accessories for preparing meals (pots, pans, small appliances, etc.).