Creative Cabinet Design: Circular Kitchens
Designing a kitchen is a crucial and challenging task during home renovation. The details to be considered are numerous, and if not done correctly, one may end up regretting it after moving in. Among the various aspects of kitchen design, layout planning is critical, as it can be complicated to make changes to the kitchen's structure once it is built.
Typically, there are only a few common types of kitchen layouts, such as U-shaped, L-shaped, I-shaped, and Double I-shaped. However, today we will introduce a new design concept: a circular kitchen layout.
Circular kitchen layouts are relatively rare, and they are often used in small apartments or single-person homes because they can save space. The circular kitchen design occupies less floor space, and the workflow is more reasonable, allowing all cooking operations such as washing, cutting, and cooking to be completed within the same confined area. One can easily complete these operations by just turning around.
This circular kitchen is compact yet powerful. Wall cabinets can be installed outside the circular area to expand storage, making the design flexible and convenient for grabbing items during cooking.
The circular kitchen layout can be adjusted based on the available space in the home. For instance, if the home has ample space, one can opt for a semi-circular structure by making the corners curved to ensure that children and older adults in the home do not bump into them.
Circular kitchen designs are more visually appealing than traditional kitchen layouts, and the curved contours can also avoid dead corners, making cleaning easier. Most importantly, it can accommodate different kitchen sizes, and the area close to the outside of the circle can be used as a bar table, making it a multi-functional space.
The cabinet doors of a circular kitchen need to be treated with an arc shape, which may be a bit troublesome. However, to maintain a beautiful and hygienic appearance, this is an essential detail that cannot be ignored.
Furthermore, after the cabinet doors are rounded at the corner, the storage space of the cabinet can be maximized, and it will no longer be a problem to open and close the doors without hitting the edges.
By creating a semi-circular shape on one side of the kitchen and separating the cooking and preparation areas entirely, one can add a small platform, and with proper lighting design, create a more layered and multi-dimensional space.
Circular kitchen designs are not limited to small homes or apartments; they can also be used in large homes.