Australian Kitchen Standards

A standard is an official document issued by a professional or governmental regulatory authority. Australian kitchen standards provide specific guidelines, rules and technical specifications regarding how kitchen cabinetry is to be built, used or installed in either domestic or commercial applications. Standards play a very important role in the kitchen industry. They provide an approved…

Kitchen Layout Guide

The shape or layout of the kitchen is often determined by the existing structural elements within the home. If your budget permits, you can alter these structural elements to suit your lifestyle and needs. If however, your budget is is limited, then some careful thought and planning is required because some kitchen layouts are not…

How to design a kitchen

This guide on how to design a kitchen will show you how to properly plan, design and equip your new kitchen by understanding some of the established concepts, rules and principles of good kitchen design. By gaining an understanding of these concepts you will be better able to look at your existing kitchen space and…

Elements Of Kitchen Design

Texture Texture relates to the physical properties of a particular form and it is often what the material is made from. Texture is a tactile and visual phenomenon. Smooth textures appear to be formal while textured surfaces appear to be more casual. Smooth surfaces will reflect light at the same angle of incidence. Textured surfaces…

Kitchen Work Triangle

The kitchen work triangle is used by kitchen designers and residential architects to find out the most efficient kitchen layout for any given space. History The work triangle was an idea developed in the 1940′s by university researchers studying time and motion. They were trying to decide the best way to maximise efficiency between the…

Is My Kitchen Square?

When starting any kitchen renovation, one of the first things that needs to be checked is to see whether the walls in the room containing the new kitchen are actually square (at right angles to each other). Walls at the right angle? More often than not, there will never be two walls that are at…