In 1949, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Home Economics released a video about a kitchen design that’s focused on convenient meal preparation, dining, cleanup, and food preservation. Some of the concepts of this “step-saving” kitchen design can still be used in modern American kitchens.
Learn more about some of the most interesting features of this kitchen design from trusted home builders.
The goal of this layout is to eliminate the amount of reaching and stooping while working in the kitchen. It’s also designed to prevent homeowners from running from one corner of the room to the other. The layout includes working centers for planning, vegetable preparation, mixing, dishwashing, cooking, serving, and dining.
In this kitchen plan, the three key appliances are brought within the reach of each other. At the center of the U is the sink with the refrigerator and range at ends. Since most homeowners are right-handed, the production line is from right to left.
A wide window over the sink and its counter and another in the dining area provide sufficient natural light and cross ventilation. There is also semi-indirect artificial light above work surfaces. Another way to increase natural lighting is by placing a picture window across the end of the kitchen.
There are a lot of interesting storage ideas mentioned in the step-saving kitchen design. Instead of putting corner spaces in cupboards into waste, you can add revolving cupboards. The design also featured double-deck flour bins, which eliminate canisters that take up counter space. These bins are removable for easy cleaning. Similar bins are located near the sink for vegetables and fruits.
Whether you wish to improve the storage, appearance, or functionality of your kitchen, Kier’s construction is here to help. Our experienced kitchen and bathroom remodeling experts will build your dream spaces into life.
Easy Prep and Cleanup
Having more counter space will make meal prep easier, especially baking. Two-level sinks allow homeowners to wash dishes and vegetables at a comfortable height. The right bowl is five inches deep while the left bowl is eight inches deep. A medium-sized dish drainer fits the sink so you can wash the dishes on one sink and drain them in the other.
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