The multiple advantages of an ergonomic kitchen design

With so much time spent in the kitchen, it is essential that it is functional and ergonomic so that you feel comfortable there.

Published by Tendances Concept Montréal

The multiple advantages of an ergonomic kitchen design

Cooking, cleaning, freezing, packing, doing the dishes, preparing meals and snacks … sounds familiar? According to Statistics Canada, people spend on average 2 hours per day on household chores and 1.2 hours eating and drinking. With so much time spent in the kitchen, it’s no wonder that functionality and ergonomics are essential to your wellbeing and enjoyment. Our kitchen designers explain where to start and why it’s crucial to opt for an ergonomic layout adapted to your taste, habits and needs.


Think about your posture

The first element to consider when designing an ergonomic kitchen is the height of the counters and kitchen island; optimal height is generally between 35 and 37 inches. Adjustable countertops are also an interesting option to accommodate people of different heights.

The height of your range hood should also be taken into account so that it doesn’t get in the way when you’re cooking. Our kitchen designers will guide you through each step of your design project, ensuring that your new kitchen is perfectly adapted to your needs and physique.


Maximize storage and accessibility

How you design your kitchen will depend on the intended use. For example, make your life easier by keeping everyday accessories and small appliances plugged in and within reach. Also, try to arrange your layout according to your habits. Can’t go a day without coffee? Set up a coffee nook in your kitchen with dedicated storage for cups and other accessories!

As for small appliances that are rarely used, placing them on higher shelves will free up storage space while decluttering your prep and cooking areas. Our experts also recommend equipping lower cupboards with a built-in drawer as it allows you to reach kitchen accessories more easily and avoid repetitive bending. It’s also a good idea to position your meal prep area near your sink and stove to facilitate cooking. Also, placing your dishwasher near the sink will make it easier to load.

Looking for a creative partner to design your dream kitchen? Let us help you with your design project! Tendances Concept Montréal creates unique and comfortable living spaces that stand out thanks to their superior quality and sophisticated look.

Contact us now to speak with one of our kitchen designers: (514) 504-7788

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