The kitchen is becoming another major living room of the house, a place to live, socialize, work, and relax, more and more as time goes on. In order to prepare food, store food, and clean up after meals, the kitchen serving its main function remains. The kitchen has posed the risk of fire, and unfortunately since the beginning of time as this remains the same today. When you consider the elements of the kitchen remodel, you need to ask yourself how safe the kitchen is. With this in mind, we at Laguna Bay Developing would like to take the opportunity to share a few elements you should include in your kitchen remodel to improve the safety of your kitchen.
Proper Kitchen Lighting
An essential piece of the kitchen design puzzle is proper lighting. Since there are different types of lighting for different purposes, designing your kitchen’s lighting can be more complex than one might expect. Some lights are designed to illuminate an entire part of the room, and others zone in on a specific workspace with task lighting.
Change Layout for Improved Traffic Flow
A must for any kitchen is designing a kitchen to have smooth traffic flow.
When you move in and out of the space, you do not want to risk bumping into family members all the time, and you especially want to stay safe when you are carrying hot pots, pans, or plates of food fresh from the stove or oven. To help make navigating the kitchen far safer, you want to plan proper traffic flow in the kitchen.
Slip-Resistant Kitchen Floor Options
In a kitchen, fires are not the only hazard. Slips and falls are other risks that can occur by wet flooring. One should install slip-resistant flooring and clean up spills as soon as they happen in order to minimize the risk of water causing a problem. Sealed concrete, natural stone, ceramic, porcelain, engineered hardwood, and more are many appealing kitchen flooring types that can help reduce the risks of slipping and falling. Make certain to get a flooring type with excellent friction if in the event slip resistance is an essential element for you to have in your kitchen flooring.
Accessible & Convenient Kitchen Storage Access
A part in kitchen safety is the kitchen storage design. One of the most important aspects of kitchen storage is custom cabinetry meant to use up space to the max in addition to making it accessibility. Whether high or low, standard kitchen cabinetry designs today make it easier than ever to reach the items you need.
Precautions & Cooking Habits
When it comes to your kitchen’s safety, the overall design can make all the difference. Safe kitchen habits will ultimately keep cooking under control at all times aside from kitchen safety features. You can enjoy your kitchen even better with safe habits.