What does a ergonomic kitchen need?

A kitchen is not for show, practical or convenient is the most important element. We called it ergonomic. One of the newest trends in kitchen design is an adherence to ergonomics when planning the layout. How to make a kitchen be ergonomic? Let me give you some advice for improve the ergonomics of your kitchens.

*Moving stoves from below the cooktop to higher locations (often in the middle of upper and lower cabinets) so they don’t have to bend to pull out heavy dishes.

*Raising countertops so taller people don’t have to hunch over to cut and prepare food.

*Even floors count, says Drapaca. In place of terra cotta, stone or ceramic tile, Drapaca recommends using "bouncy" materials like wood, rubber and especially cork, which are easier on feet and legs. Alternatively, you can try placing mats or small rag rugs (with non-slip padding) in strategic areas — say, by counter, stove and sink.

*Left-handers will also want to pay attention to things like stove placement. If you tend to hang utensils on the wall, situate the stove so the wall is to your left, making it easy to grab your spatula. Dishwashers should also be placed to the left, rather than to the right side of the sink.

*Provide for counter space close to the sink.

*For floor-level storage space, opt for drawers rather than cupboards. Thisway, you won’t need to bend over to look for whatever is stuck at the back of a cupboard.

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