Thursday, July 7, 2011

Modern Kitchen Design


Modern Life requires fundamental changes. Currently, in the homes of middle class family in the city's increasingly difficult to find a kitchen full of black soot and sticky floors.Modern Life requires fundamental changes. Currently, in the homes of middle class family in the city's increasingly difficult to find a kitchen full of black soot and sticky floors. Therefore, do not be surprised if the current split in two kitchens, kitchen, wet and dry kitchen, which has a different function. The kitchen is usually combined with a family room or dining room is often referred to as a pantry or kitchen to dry. This room is usually equipped with modern kitchen equipment. Meanwhile, wet kitchen used for cooking. Wet kitchen is more widely used to warm the food before serving or used to cook something that is practical, even if using spices everything is half-finished. Therefore, now the middle of the kitchen design trend in line with the times.


 The kitchen is equipped with modern kitchen set becomes an important issue in managing the home. Perhaps as important as the arrangement of the living room and family room or other space in a dwelling. Currently, the pantry is not merely function as a kitchen, also a gathering place for family members at the breakfast or dinner. Activities in the pantry typically includes storing dry food ingredients, cooking food that is practical, warm food, freshly made drinks. Meanwhile, the cooking done in a dirty kitchen or commonly called the service area. The existence of the pantry is very useful because in addition to these activities, also to sweeten the room in the house.
Pantry term itself comes from the English language meaning 'little room to store dishes or snacks. However, in its development, in Indonesia the term is often interpreted pantry 'kitchen clean', because, in harmony lifestyles and developments in technology, eventually equipped kitchen design in it has become a fad. No wonder, when the kitchen is equipped with a kitchen set that is consistent and fashion needs.
In this area can also be equipped to monitor the presence of TV news or other events. "Mothers are often social gathering boasts a kitchen set of her latest and it became a pride for them". Thus, today a pantry for the kitchen eventually become a display, it's okay. Because, for the choice of design or model adjusted tastes of residents. However, the important thing is the three basic of activities in them must be fulfilled.


The completeness is needed to make such a tiny kitchen, among other top cabinet which consists of storage objects such as cooking and eating dishes, glasses, knives and other small appliances. There was also sucking fumes from the gas burner stove so the smoke directly inhaled and can not spread to or contaminate the room the ceiling of the kitchen space.
Under Cabinet Fittings are made ​​of concrete covered with tiles of cabinet space that can be used to save cooking utensils such as pots, pans, and so on. To place a gas stove, built a niche in this no. On the left, there is washtafel sink.

Creating a Healthy Kitchen

The kitchen has an important role in a home. This is where the food, which is necessary for the life of its inhabitants, processed into food that is ready to be served and eaten.


Because of these roles, the kitchen should always be maintained health and safety. The kitchen is not healthy will facilitate the growth of bacteria and viruses, which can poison food and human health affects its inhabitants. The kitchen is also very vulnerable to security, because in it there is a variety of tools, resources, and fuel.
If health and safety of your kitchen, not cared for, it can threaten the health of your family. Here are the things that must be considered to create a healthy and safe kitchen in your house, among others:
1. Exposure
Make sure the kitchen area you are getting enough sunlight. Important role of natural lighting for the kitchen. In addition needed for lighting and kill the seeds of bacteria, can also prevent the kitchen from nuisance animals, like cockroaches and rats who enjoyed corners of the room dark and damp.

The kitchen should have artificial lighting is bright enough to replace natural light. Artificial lighting should be adequate (not dimmed and no glare) to perform each job and see the changes in food color. Lighting is too dim or too bright can cause eye strain.

2. atmosphere

Make sure the kitchen area has a ventilation (opening windows and doors) is good for the smooth circulation of air. Exposure not only on one side, but on two sides or more, in order to create cross ventilation. Smoke and steam from the cooking process must be drained out and replaced with fresh air. The air spin is intended to avoid the smell and the onset of poisoning gases out of the smoke or gas stoves (NO2 - Nitrogen Dioxide).

You can also use the exhaust fan to help remove smoke and steam from the cooking process, because the exhaust fan to suck air and pull the oil inside the chamber. It should be noted also, exhaust fans should be cleaned regularly in order to function optimally.

In addition, on the stove cooker hood should be installed to drain the smoke and steam from the cooking process. Currently on the market has been sold cooker hood with a variety of shapes and sizes.
3. Material
In addition, on the stove cooker hood should be installed to drain the smoke and steam from the cooking process. Currently on the market has been sold cooker hood with a variety of shapes and sizes.
Choose the wall material is resistant to heat and steam. Ceramics are widely used as a kitchen wall, because in addition to a powerful and easy to clean, price is more affordable than granite. Avoid using textured walls for cracks will be difficult to clean and can be a heap of dirt, dust, and oil.

Should select materials for floors are not slippery floors, because the area was splattered kitchen vulnerable oil and water.

Avoid cooking area of objects that are flammable, such as plywood materials. Should select materials that are resistant to fire and heat such as, stainless steel, granite, and ceramics.

4. equipment

Use your electronic appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves as efficiently as possible. Electronic equipment requires electrical energy is very large and can cause effects of electromagnetic radiation.

Microwave and oven should be put out of reach of children.

Get used to not too many processed foods using microwave, because microwaves in a microwave can remove nutrients in food, so it would not be beneficial to our health.

Keep the stove with a window so that the flames in the wind and the curtains do not lead to a flame.

Use of ceramic tableware / porcelain rather than using plastic, because the chemicals found in plastics can contaminate food. This also applies if you heat the food with microwaves.

5. hygiene

We recommend that you clean the kitchen from the oil and crumbs of food every time you finish cooking to avoid the growth of bacteria and fungi.

Dispose of kitchen waste at least once a day. Waste not disposed of more than 1 day potential growth of bacteria and fungi, which if left unchecked can damage the health of its occupants.

Better to have a filter (filter) water to reduce bacteria and viruses that may be contained in the water, so water consumed more secure cleanliness and health. But avoiding use of chlorine in the water, because chlorine is corrosive and can harm the health of skin and eyes.
Get used to clean water collection tray under the refrigerator at least 2 times a year. If not cleaned regularly can potentially grow mold.
6. Security
Familiarize you do not save and spraying pesticide or insecticide to eradicate animal pests (ants, cockroaches, rats, etc.) in the kitchen area. Generally insects are neurotoxic (nerve poison that interferes) and contains carcinogens. If you had to spray insecticide, be sure to use adequate ventilation when wide open. Avoid heating the oil to smoke, because the resulting oil becomes toxic.
With these simple steps, your kitchen will become a vital space in a safe and healthy home for your family.
Change Display Kitchens With Minimal Cost
To change the look of the kitchen with minimal costs start by selecting the part that really needs improvement. You can do the following:
  •   If you have kitchen curtains, try to replace it with colors and patterns are much different than before. By simply changing the curtains alone can give a new feel in a room.
  •   Wardrobe cabinet that has begun to peel or looks dirty, you can paint over. Experiment with paint, such as giving a picture decoration of flowers, stripes and others.
  •    Try to change the paint color of your kitchen wall. You can combine several colors at once in one room without sounding too crowded. Of course, using the principle of harmony.
  •   Knick-knacks on top of cabinet needs to be replaced. Instead, choose a display that has bright colors and color matching with the theme of the kitchen.  


Creates a neat kitchen atmosphere and nice views
To create a good atmosphere to watch the kitchen, you can do some things like the following:
  •     Choose colors that light to create the impression somewhat clean and not too narrow.
  •     Set up the kitchen as much as possible due to the small house will be seen directly from the dining room and family room.
  •     Design the kitchen should follow the interior of the house, so this room into one entity from another room.
  •    The placement of furniture should be appropriate and in accordance with kebututuhan.
  •    Use storage containers for spices, foods, or equipment to make it look neater.
  •     Put back the goods that have been used in its place.
Function and Form Kitchen
For some people, cooking is an activity that is fun. Unmitigated, they will choose the cooking device which is too sophisticated or have the facilities to distribute this hobby. One is to create a kitchen set so that the kitchen is a fun place to do activities cultivate and provide food.


Based on the kitchen functions can be divided into two:
1. Wet kitchen
This is where the cooking is actually done, such as preparing food from raw to processed into food that is ready to eat.
2. Dry kitchen
In this room most people only make the food simple and easy to work, such as preparing breakfast. For the modern family, dry kitchen can also be a place for a family gathering while enjoying a small meal.
Kitchen Shape
With the development of culture and technology, the shape of the kitchen is always changing. Planning now follow the modern kitchen triangle principle which states that the three main functions of the kitchen is the storage (like a refrigerator), preparation, and cooking. Some forms of common kitchen are:
Single LineSingle line
This model kitchen berbntuk straight line. The kitchen of this type mostly found in the apartment or house that has rooms that elongated and not too wide. This form is less effective but efficient place.

Double LineDouble line

In this model the kitchen clean and dirty kitchen is located on two opposite walls. This model is made for easy clean separation between the kitchen and dirty kitchen.

Form "L"

This model can be applied to a limited space. Circulation path L in the kitchen is relatively more comfortable. The shape of the elbow allows the grouping between clean and dirty kitchen placed on two walls that intersect (in the corner).

Model "U"

U-shape kitchen usually occupies three walls and can be combined with the bar because of its ngantong. U can be used for kitchen storage is large enough.

Model "island" (island)

Model kitchen "island" brings exclusive impression and can be applied if there is enough room at large. In this model stove or oven cooker hood is separate from the other kitchen devices. In addition, this type of island also serves as the dining and serving tables as well.

Designing Kitchen
The first step in designing a kitchen set is 'to describe the' kitchen concept what you want, such as:

* Whether in your kitchen will be like many places for storage of your kitchen utensils 'possible' numbers.
* Whether there will be used also as a dining table or a place to eat 'Breakfast' you.
* Are you the type who loves to cook.
* Is the only appliance that you need.
* And so forth.
This is coupled with consideration of the condition of the room, such as:

* How to lay-out of the kitchen space to the other rooms around it.
* What type and kind of finishing that dominate the interior of your home.
* Is the lighting and air circulation in the kitchen is enough.
* Where the location of windows and doors on the lay-out kitchen space.
* Where the window is facing.
* Where is the nearest sewerage lines.
* Where is the nearest clean water outlet.
* With the appliance that you'll want, whether electrical power is enough to drain it on kitchen space.
* Is there a story buildings around your home.
* And so forth.
Taking into account the factors mentioned above coupled with a budget that factors in your estimate, we can begin to make a sketch of the kitchen you want to do:

* Logging kitchen appliance that you have now and what you want in the future, ranging from the size, until the characteristics of the appliance (how the direction of opening, how to operate, does require electric power, when necessary maintenance processes / refill of the appliances is how the process).
* Does the aesthetics of the room and budget considerations it is possible to put a sink in the corner of the intersection plan kitchen set.
* Do you want a sink with double bowl and or 'wings' that long.
* Remodeling must adhere to the principle that there are 3 locations in the kitchen area there is an area that should be cooking / cooking area, washing / sink, and storage area / storage of cooking ingredients are ideally connected in the direction of a triangle with one another, with enough distance to move traffic between it and the ease of reaching people.
* Are there desired future front loading washing machine in the kitchen area.
* Whether the goods are about to be put in the kitchen area requires many types of tray / drawer.
* What is the circulation of air in the kitchen area would be assisted by the exhaust fan / filtrack, etc..
If the sketch plan kitchen had been made, then we find:

* Kitchen design model that we want (minimalist, country, etc).
* The desired finishing kitchen cabinets (melamic, duco, fancy sealer, etc).
* Counter top material that we want (granite, marble, solid timber, Tacon, etc).
* Models, materials, and the size of the sinks that we wish to attach.
* Model and size of the stove that we wish to attach.
* Type of faucet / tap water that we wish to install (model counter top / faucet wall / with shower / etc.)
* The size of the clean room, which we measured at least from two different measurement elevation (point-to map out the slope of each part of the wall of the kitchen).
* Height of the bottom of the window frame against the kitchen floor.
* Clean room at a height measured from floor to ceiling distance.
* Where we will put the socket for the appliance that we have chosen.
* Standard height for the lower kitchen cabinets are:
* - 90 cm to international standards
* - 85 cm for standard Indonesia / Asia
* The distance between the top of the bottom cabinet (cupboard) with the bottom of the closet (over head cupboard) is between 55-60 cm.
* High standards over head cupboard is 90 cm.
* Width of the spoon (already fabricated) that we choose (this is related to the design width of the drawer where he resides).
after we finished sketches, so now we leave it to the manufacturer to translate our sketch with a more accurate design drawings.
Remember: for a typical room, range of appliances, and habits of users, none of the kitchen to be exact, so the kitchen in your home will be very typikal all, only in accordance with your owner.


Price to create a kitchen sets vary widely. Are cheap around Rp 1.500.000, - / m '. The mediocre, around Rp 3.000.000, - s / d Rp 3.500.000, - / m '. The class of metrics kitchen Rp 5.000.000, - / m 'does not include accessories inside. The class JDC around Rp 8.000.000, - / m 'does not include accessories inside. That's for the standard (MDF material to the multiplex), or HDF melamic finishing, granite table top. For dalamannya, there are two kinds, the stainless (usually brand vitco) or white. Prices range from Rp 350,000, - s / d Rp 1.500.000, -/pcs for the stainless, depending on the type of matter, such as plate racks, bottle racks or spice rack and others.

Usually the count of 1 m is meter run, the cabinet on the bottom. So for example there are certain parts that no cabinet above it, then calculated half its course or is there a separate count. Likewise with the island or a high cabinet for fridge, there is usually a separate count.

Thus an article on the kitchen this time, hopefully your kitchen will become a vital space in a safe and healthy home for your family. Good luck .. 

1 comment:

  1. great post, I really like it. Thanks for posting. :)