Published at Wednesday, 14 November 2018. Kitchen Interior. By Colin Geiger.
We had the contractors start the parade - looking at the layout of the kitchen and the cabinet construction, the overall construction of the house and the kitchen in particular. The bids came in - slowly at first and then in a deluge. The prices were astounding. This was in the early 1980's and the low bid was $12,000, and that was for a new sink, paint and "new cabinet facings" (new doors on the existing cabinets!) Now the house was not inexpensive, but these prices were out of sight! Times were much like today, many people out of work and contracts were few and far between.
We had decided to open up the kitchen - that it would only have two walls with an island that was filled with drawers - big drawers with heavy file cabinet drawer slides (The things that filing drawers use to pull in and out smoothly while supporting the heavy load of paper, files and books.) They can support over 100 pounds each and we thought they would work fine to support drawers that held large stand mixers, iron pots and pans as well as dishes. We built drawers that were tall enough to hold big bowls and other tall things that are used in the kitchen. We also made drawers that were deep enough to hold baking pans and all sorts of things for cooking. There were even spice drawers with angled racks in the drawer so the labels could be easily read.
The most intriguing challenge that haunts an interior designer while setting up the design of a modern kitchen is space management. Unlike the yester years, not many of the modern families stay in bungalows or family mansions which have all the space in the world to utilize. Majority of the modern apartments, especially in urban Indian cities are pigeon's holes and space management is the key to fine living. You will find a lot of space-saving furniture which are especially deigned keeping in mind these modern apartments and in kitchens too, things are no different. The interior design ideas for modern kitchen are based on this concept and the designers are coming up with innovative ideas that not only saves space but enable you to fit in as many items in as minimal space as possible.
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