With modernisation, two factors become increasingly precious:
Time and Space.
There is a requirement for a shift in focus when we consider the design of buildings and spaces to optimise smaller living areas. Our lives are busier, more stressful, and becoming more hectic thanks to the increase of may be termed m ‘modern mayhem’.
Manufacturers are responsible for developing products that maximise space and movement. It is the responsibility of designers to integrate sound design principles in these living spaces to accommodate changing societal needs.
Living spaces that have been designed with time and space in mind should stand the test of time.
The three most important functional areas of a kitchen consist of:
1. Cooking (stove/microwave)
2. Storage (refrigerator/pantry)
3. Cleaning (dishwasher/sink)
These principles form what is commonly referred to as the design triangle. Better planning means that less time spent navigating between these frequently used points.
Think about the way that you unpack the dishwasher. If storage drawers that hold your crockery, glassware and cooking utensils are within easy reach, unpacking becomes an easy and time efficient process. By utilising drawers for your storage, not only do you increase space but good ergonomics also come into play. For example reduced stress is placed on you back and limbs when packing them.
Using GRASS furniture hardware solutions help you to maximise internal space, and ultimately reduce the total space required, which comes back to time saved.
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