Inspiration For Your Ideal Kitchen


It is a mistake to suppose that any room, however small and unpleasantly situated, is “good enough” for a kitchen. This is the room where the home residents pass a great portion of their time, and it should be one of the brightest and most convenient rooms in the house. Every kitchen should have windows on two sides of the room, and the sun should have free entrance through them. The windows should also open from the top to allow a complete change of air. Good drainage should also be provided, and the ventilation of the kitchen ought to be more carefully attended to. The ventilation of the kitchen should be so ample as to thoroughly remove all gases and odors.

There should be ample space for tables, chairs, range, sink, and cupboards, yet the room should not be so large as to necessitate too many steps. It is desirable, from a sanitary standpoint that the kitchen floor is made to repel moisture; hence, concrete or tile floors are better than wooden floors. Cleanliness is the main issue, and this can be best attained by having all woodwork in and about the kitchen coated with polish so substances which cause stain and grease spots do not penetrate the wood. The furniture for a kitchen should not be awkward and should be made and dressed to be easily cleaned. There should be plenty of cupboards and each should be devoted to a special purpose.

Doors covered with very fine wire gauze will admit the air but keep out flies and dust. One of the most indispensable articles of furnishing for a well-appointed kitchen is a sink; however, a sink must be properly constructed and well cared for. The sink should if possible stand out from the wall, so as to allow free access to all sides of it for the sake of cleanliness. Many tips and considerations must be taken into account when designing your ideal kitchen to discover the full potential of your kitchen.