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 layouts are not suitable…

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…

Contemporary kitchen design

After visiting the Kitchen Design Journal I read a post about laminate countertops. After reading it I was inspired to write about my own experience with laminate countertops here. In 2006 I was approached by Parbury Building Products to design and build a kitchen for the upcoming Housing Industry Association (HIA) Kitchen & Bathroom Expo…

Small kitchen design ideas

When designing for a small kitchen you need to focus more on achieving a functional and efficient layout rather than thinking about the actual limitations of it. Clean your benchtop of clutter Ideally you should be looking to increasing your benchtop space by eliminating those items which would normally sit there. Small gadgets, knife blocks,…