For many the Kitchen is a major investment. That’s why it is very important to consider what you need and want as you will most likely spend a great deal of time in this work space. Therefore it should be looked upon as an enjoyable space – somewhere you want to be. Experience has shown that most people keep a kitchen for approximately 20 years, all the more reason to design a highly functional work space.
What is the purpose of DYNAMIC SPACE?
Planning sufficient storage space
The required storage space should be determined before planning your kitchen. A zone planner can be used to determine the required storage space.
Planning in five
All well planned kitchens start out by firstly planning the individual kitchen work zones. The five DYNAMIC SPACE kitchen zones include: Consumables, Non-consumables, Cleaning, Preparation and Cooking. Allocation of these five work zones are setup and customised to suit personal requirements and workflow saving distance and time.
Avoiding shelves in the base cabinets
Drawers and pull-outs in the base cabinets are more ergonomic than shelves. They enable better access and do away with difficult bending. Instead shelves make it difficult to find items and it is impossible to see the all the cabinet contents resulting in having to removing contents at the front to access items stored at the back.
Full extension with an internal dividing system
The advantage of full extensions is that they provide a complete view and access all the way to the back. Practical internal dividing systems provide organisation and full view.
Fittings that function for an excellent quality of motion
High quality fitting solutions provide perfect motion in the kitchen – easy opening and closing as well as ergonomics for the lifetime of the kitchen.
This kitchen zone contains consumer goods such as canned goods, rice and pasta as well as refrigerated and frozen foods. Simply most grocery shopping is stored in this zone.
This kitchen zone is used to store items such as dishes, glasses and cutlery. It is also an ideal location for ‘odds and ends’.
This zone contains space for waste collection and storage as well as household cleaners and cleaning utensils. It is also the location of the sink and dishwasher.
This zone is the main work area in the kitchen. Most kitchen preparation work takes place here. Items such as kitchen utensils, knives, small electrical appliances, chopping boards, spices and mixing bowls are all located in the preparation zone.
This kitchen zone includes the oven, steamer, microwave, cooking utensils and baking trays.
Kitchens can be designed in many different shapes and sizes depending on the personal requirements and size of the room. From U-shaped, island and G-shaped Kitchens, to L-shaped, gallery and single-run kitchens. DYNAMIC SPACE can be applied to all of them. It will optimise the existing space and increase the quality of motion within and between each zone.
Ergonomically recommended storage levels
Generally frequent used items should be stored in easy to reach, pull out areas as well as on the first level in the wall cabinet. Seldom used items end up on the top level of wall cabinets and the bottom level of base cabinets. This simply saves time during daily kitchen work.