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4 Kitchen Designs with Ergonomics in Mind

ergonomic kitchen designsMost homeowners just consider the aesthetics in a kitchen remodeling. However, it would be wise to think about ergonomic kitchen designs as well. The space must be functional, after all. We’ll go over some remodeling tips for an ergonomic kitchen that also improve the room’s appearance.

1. Kitchen Counter Height

As a rule of thumb, kitchen counters should be about the height of your elbow with your arms at rest. This allows you to perform basic tasks, such as chopping, mixing, and other preparations while maintaining an upright posture.

2. Softer Flooring

The soles of the feet become sore when standing on tile or linoleum for prolonged periods. Softer material, such as cork, wood, or rubber, are easier on the lower extremities when cooking for a long duration. If you prefer the aesthetics of harder flooring, then place a rug or rubber non-slip mat over the primary work areas.

3. Pull-Out Cabinets

We especially recommend pull-out cabinets for pantries where you store your canned goods. As you accumulate supplies, the older items tend to end up in the back. Not only are they more difficult to reach, but you tend to forget about them. How often have you pulled out that can of soup that expired six months ago because it’s at the back of the cabinet?

4. Retractable Cabinet Doors

Sometimes, you want to keep a cabinet door open to easily access items while preparing a meal. An open door can lead to a lot of ducking and maneuvering. Just as a pull-out cabinet is useful, so is a cabinet door that you can retract and push inside.

We Know the Best Ergonomic Kitchen Designs

You don’t have to sacrifice appearance for function or vice versa. DreamMaker of Huntsville knows the best kitchen ergonomic designs that give homeowners the best of both worlds.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen Designs with Aesthetics and Ergonomics in Mind

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