Kitchen Cabinet Layouts
You will need kitchen cabinet layouts when you are going to remodel your kitchen. There are many software that can help you design your kitchen cabinet layouts. If you are still like your current layout, and just want to replace the original cabinets in the same configuration, you can easily fulfill this type of order.
Traditional kitchen cabinet layouts design begin with a concept known as the work triangle. The sides of this triangle consist of the shortest distance between the refrigerator, cooking surface and the sink. The underlying idea is that these main functional areas should be located near each other as they are used in combination for most common kitchen tasks. Typically, a distance of no less than 4′ and no more than 10′ is recommended along any side of the triangle. Ideally, islands and major traffic paths should not cut through the triangle.
Once the refrigerator, sink, and cooking surface are located in the design, other appliances can be placed in the Kitchen Cabinet Layouts. Consider the following:
1- The stove or cooktop must be ventilated with a hood above, (unless a down-draft cooktop is used). This often means that a short cabinet will be located over the hood in the kitchen cabinet layouts.
2- Dishwashers are usually located adjacent to the sink as they share plumbing and you are often loading the dishwasher from items in the sink.
3- Garbage disposals, water filters, and water softeners are usually located within the sink base in the kitchen cabinet layouts.
4- Trash compactors usually require just an electrical hookup.
5- A wine refrigerator, or cooler, will require an electrical hookup and will be mounted under the countertop.
Now that all of the appliances are located in the design, add those cabinets that are necessary to work with the selected appliances. For example, a sink base for the sink, an open base for a cooktop, (or peninsula bases for an island), a base cabinet for a sliding waste basket or recycling unit, tall oven cabinets for built-in ovens, heat shields if necessary, short wide cabinets for over the microwave or refrigerator if it isn’t built-in, or panels and spacers if it is built-in. In this way you are meeting the functional requirements of your kitchen cabinet layouts design by providing for the tools you need to work in your kitchen.