Before you go to the store and spend money, sit down and think of a plan kitchen. First measure the room. Most manufacturers of kitchen sets offers Gager. He will take measurements, and then according to him will create an individual project of your kitchen.
If you don't want to pay for this service, take measures on their own. Measure the distance from wall to wall at 10 cm from the floor, then the same distance at the level of the countertop (90 cm from the floor) and at the height of the hanging cabinets (2 m). You also need to measure the length of the walls at the same distances (10, 90, 200 cm), Clear distance between the gas pipe and the wall. A number of measurements need to be done from floor to vents, to the ceiling, window sills, Windows. Then calculate what size will be all cabinets, shelves and drawers. Expect taking into account the real needs of your family. All these sizes you will need to bring the manufacturer or seller and you choose the appropriate size equipment.
As for the layout, there are a few rules to make it ergonomic. There are three main zones in the kitchen area for thermal treatment of food, area for food storage and cooking area and washing. This so-called work triangle. Distance from sinks up to the plate should not be more than 90 cm, and between the sink and the refrigerator no more than 2 m. In General, the entire working area must be in the range of 3-6 m.
Another necessary condition is the correct placement of the plate. She must defend from the window at least 0.5 m, if the window has curtains, then at least the meter.
The height of the headset countertops, plates, sinks should ideally be below the elbow for 10-12cm. The arrangement of furniture in the kitchen is in a linear form. If the kitchen is small, then this option is best. In this case, in the middle of the headset, you'll sink, and refrigerator and stove around the edges. The cooking area is between the stove and sink. And on the wall over the entire work area hang shelves and cabinets.
If the kitchen is spacious and interconnected with the living room, then maybe an island location when the sink and stove are carried to the middle of the room. Often such planning countertop combine with Breakfast bar.
Corner location option headset optimal for the standard square dishes 9-10m2 . If three walls are free, the headsets feature a u-shaped manner. In this case it is possible to position the working area on three sides of the kitchen.