WHAT YOU WANT It sounds easy, but what kind of kitchen do you really want? Are you looking to simply increase the resale value of your home? Do you want to create a new gourmet kitchen for all of your entertaining? Does your kitchen space need to be expanded to accommodate your growing family? Remember that form always follows function. So what you're really looking for is a kitchen that works for you and your family. You want a kitchen that makes your life easier. Define your goals now, set priorities and create the designer kitchen that suites your life.
Measuring Your Existing Space: Start with the first wall on the left and work to your right around the room.
First, measure the overall length of each wall in your kitchen.Indicate all breaks in walls (windows, doors, closets) by measuring
from the corner to the outside edge of the molding. Don't forget to indicate any permanent appliances, air vents, offsets, etc.
Measure to centerline of plumbing, ducting and outlets. Remember, plumbing and outlets may be moved to accommodate a design.
Create Your Floor Plan: Using your kitchen measurements, start sketching your plan. Start in the corner of your grid paper and work out. Note the location of your electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures and air ducts.
STORAGE PLANNING: The best kitchen designs are laid out with work zones in mind. Specialized Storage Solutions work within these zones, allowing you to maximize storage, accessibility and comfort in your kitchen.
Food: This zone contains all of your basic food items, including canned goods, dry goods, perishables, refrigerated
foods and bulk storage. In your kitchen layout, it should be placed near the Preparation and Cooking zones, and should be easily accessible for unloading
groceries. K International Solutions that make this zone work hardest and smartest include pull-out pantries, multi-storage pantries, a variety of roll-out
trays and utility cabinets
Tableware:This zone is used to store dishes, glasses, serving pieces, cutlery and other items that you use in your
daily kitchen routine. This zone should be planned so that it is easily accessible from the eating area as well as the Cleanup zone. Think about
K International Solutions, like cutlery dividers, cabinets, base drawer storage and more.
Food Preparation: This is the main work area in your kitchen. This zone will contain work knives, utensils, mixing bowls,
food processor and other small appliances. Of course, it should be designed in proximity to the Cooking and Cleanup zones. This
area will gain efficiency and practicality from K International Solutions, like base pots and pans cabinets with adjustable
drawer dividers, cutting centers, floating island base cabinets, tambour storage, utensil ensembles and much more.
Cooking:As you can imagine, this zone will include your cook-top, ovens and microwave. It will also contain your cookware,
bake-ware and cooking utensils, as well as your spices and cooking oils. This zone is the true focal point of your kitchen layout.
And you can keep the focus on efficiency with K International Storage Solutions, like a base cooking center, roll-out trays,
spice racks, tray dividers and microwave cabinets.
Clean Up:The Cleanup zone is another area that can define your kitchen layout because it most likely will be dictated by
plumbing access or the placement of your dishwasher and windows. This zone contains your sink and dishwasher, trash and recycling
bins, cleaning tools and cleaning supplies. Make your Cleanup zone more efficient with K International storage Solutions, like a
sink base door storage cabinet, pull-out wastebaskets and more.
APPLIANCE GUIDE:Most appliances are standardized sizes, but a few, like microwaves are not. Always check appliance
manufacturer's specifications to be sure you have allowed the correct amount of space for your final selection in each category!
Dishwashers - 24" wide
Cook Tops -24”, 28”, 30", 36" wide. (Some modular units available in 42" and 48" wide)
Wall Ovens - 27", 30", 36" wide.
Refrigerators - free-standing models,24”, 30 - 36" wide. (Built-in models, up to 48" wide)
Trash Compactors - 15" and 18" wide
Microwave Ovens - Varied
Sinks - Varied, but most are designed to fit in 30", 33" or 36" base cabinets.Be sure to check manufacturer's specifications on your final selection!
CALCULATING COST:It is very difficult to get the cost of new kitchen before finalizing the design and components of the
kitchen you want. The reason behind is very simple, cost of kitchen depends on many factors, viz. size of room, material of
components, individual priorities, quality of fixtures and fittings etc.
A general logic that bigger the size costlier a thing will be, doesn’t apply in the case of kitchens. A smallest kitchen can cost much more than the huge one.
So, it is up to you only to get your dream kitchen in your budget. And the task is very simple; first, take into consideration your requirements and your
style of living. And, accordingly choose the components. As for example, a granite worktop can be used instead of costlier
artificial solid surface. And the saved balance can be invested in heavy duty drawers.
SELECT A PROFESSIONAL:Next to selecting the style and quality of the components you will use to create your Designer
kitchen, nothing is more important than the selection of professionals to work with you. The most beautiful kitchen cabinetry and the most costly counters
and appliances can result in a less than satisfactory finished product when improperly designed or installed.
Making the right choice of contractors is a challenge and deserves plenty of attention and a large helping of old fashioned common sense. These guidelines
cannot assure that you will make the right choices, but they are worth consideration and can help steer you in the right direction.
Warranty extended by K International stands as testimony for the quality of its products. K International warrants almost all the components supplied by it.
We request you to read all of the information to make yourself familiar with the warranty policy.
K International warrants the original consumer/purchaser that its products will be free from defects of material and workmanship under
normal use for the specified period of each component.
WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS: *
Lifetime limited warranty on stainless steel accessories.
Lifetime limited warranty on functionality of hardware.
Lifetime limited warranty on base carcass.
5 years limited warranty on laminated plywood shutters.
5 year limited warranty on laminated plywood cabinetry.
3 years limited warranty on thermal foil shutters.