The kitchen is the living room par excellence: we concoct and share meals there, we sometimes receive people there. To be able to make the most of it, it must therefore be at the same time ergonomic, functional and practical. In order to take advantage of this room in the heart of the house with complete peace of mind, and to avoid spending days scouring and cleaning, there are a few simple but terribly effective planning tips. So before making your project a reality, take a look at these thoughtful layouts, smart materials and well thought-out colors that will allow you to easily remove stains, grease and dirt, and will make your kitchen a haven of conviviality that is very easy to maintain.
To facilitate the maintenance of the kitchen, it is better to avoid corners and wasted space which inevitably leave plenty of time for dirt to settle. We therefore avoid hanging furniture and opt instead for elements on feet, to which we add a finishing plinth which will dress the empty space between the floor and the box.
We like: The bench under the window, treated like the rest of the furniture. It offers a real coherence to the whole while remaining easy to live with.
Storage in a kitchen is a priority because, between cooking and preparation accessories, serving dishes and ingredients, everything must have its place and be easy to access. We therefore favor closed storage which prevents grease and dust from settling on the dishes.
And any height
If all the activity in the kitchen is done at the height of the worktop , this does not prevent grease and vapors from spreading higher. To avoid having to regularly clean the top of your cupboards, opt for closed elements up to the ceiling. They offer the great advantage of multiplying the storage space while sparing the stepladder and scrubbing at the top.
We like: The formwork which can also be used to cover the empty space between furniture and the ceiling. It allows, if necessary, to hide electrical networks and ventilation system in a very aesthetic way.
The advantage of glossy surfaces in a kitchen is that they reflect light and thus give the impression of enlarging the space. The big drawback is that they show all fingerprints and other small cleaning defects. So, to avoid constantly scrubbing the kitchen, opt for a matte cabinet finish instead.
We like: The play of materials in this kitchen. The shiny marble worktop and credenza enhance the more sober facades and enhance the space.
in units In the kitchen, where food is cut, cooked and prepared, sinks and hobs are often used and generally require daily maintenance. To allow easy cleaning of these elements, it is better to bet on built-in or under-counter sinks and linear hobs that can be cleaned with a simple wipe of a sponge.
We like: The absence of growths on the worktop which is a real advantage in everyday life: dirt cannot lodge in the joints.