A kitchen is a space or part of a larger room utilized for food preparation and cooking in a home or in a commercial setting. In some homes, the kitchen is located in the main living room. In other instances, it may be located in another part of the house, such as the family room or a secondary living area. A typical modern, mid-range residential kitchen usually has a stove, refrigerator, and basic kitchen cabinets and work surfaces arranged according to a standard, modular design.
A more elaborate, traditional kitchen will have a more complex layout, and typically includes a sink, refrigerator, stove, and range or oven. Many kitchens also contain a dishwasher, depending on the size and type of home and its typical uses. Many apartments, townhouses, and mobile homes have multiple entry ways and are ideally suited for more elaborate and permanent kitchen arrangements.
For families or couples living in small spaces, kitchen designs can be very small, yet functional. In contrast, apartments and townhouses designed for large families or with several occupants, often have small kitchens because they must accommodate a large cook and family members at the same time. Frankfurt kitchens are perfect for this situation because they utilize every square foot of available floor space. The spaciousness of a Frankfurt kitchen allows for maximum use of countertop space and appliances, maximizing efficiency while minimizing the need for additional equipment.
A traditional kitchen design features one oven, one stove, one refrigerator, one sink, and one range. Most kitchens have one dishwasher and one level. Frankfurt kitchens are designed with the requirements of the various food preparation stages in mind, requiring optimal floor space for food preparation and efficient placement of appliances for all stages of food processing. As food is cooked, waste material is eliminated and this helps to cut down on waste. In addition to cutting down on waste, the ideal kitchen environment encourages a cleaner atmosphere that is also healthier.
There are several key elements of a kitchen, including the location of the stove, refrigerator, sink, range, and cook top. Each of these items has a significant impact on the efficiency of a kitchen. A good example of this is the placement of the stove. In a normal kitchen arrangement, the stove is situated toward the back of the house where it can be easily accessed by the cooks. However, in a Frankfurt kitchen, the stove is placed in the middle of the room facing the door, so that people inside the home can be greeted by a face to face contact with the chef.
With all the necessary components in place, an efficient kitchen design requires consideration of many factors. The location of the stove or refrigerator will play an important role in both efficiency and cleanliness as the location influences the efficiency of food preparation as well as the cleanliness of the cooking surface and the range. A good kitchen design is only viable if the interior designer is able to satisfy the homeowner with his or her expectations and creative ideas.