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Siow Yuen Wong added this to How to Design Your Dream Kitchen4 September 2018

The standard height for kitchen worktops is 90 to 95 centimetres. If the island is also for dining and you wish to have dining chairs or a bench rather than stools, you can design a two-level island with the lower one at 75 centimetres of height. 6 things to consider when designing a kitchen island

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Anne Ellard Design added this to How to Choose the Right Finish for Kitchen Cabinets8 August 2018

Disadvantages of mattA surface with a matt finish absorbs light as opposed to reflecting it. This results in a more muted look. You should also note that, because matt-finish cabinet fronts don’t reflect any light, they won’t help to make your space feel any bigger, if that’s what you are trying to achieve. Matt finish cabinet fronts are not quite as easy to clean as gloss cabinets are, because the matt surface isn’t as smooth. Even so, they are not difficult to clean. Again, use a microfibre cloth, which won’t ever scratch your cabinets. If you are choosing a laminate material for your cabinet fronts, ensure that you check out samples carefully and that the material preferably has a smooth flat finish. Some matt-finish laminates have a texture to them, and this makes them slightly more difficult to clean as a textured finish will give dirt and dust more surface to stick to – but it shouldn’t stop you buying textured laminates as they can look spectacular in the kitchen. Ideally, choose a sparely textured surface with a low profile.9 cabinet and drawer hardware to know

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The House Doctor added this to 8 Ways to Future-Proof Your Kitchen10 July 2018

4. Plan for safe designRather than waiting for problems with advancing age to kick in, think ahead before age makes the change necessary. Think of kitchen safety by ensuring that your kitchen is not a thoroughfare, as congestion only creates opportunities for collisions and accidents. Allow an aisle of at least 1 metre between built-ins for a single user, 1.2 metres for two users and for wheelchair access, 1.5 metres.Things you can do now to future-proof your home as you age

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Toronto Interior Design Group added this to Get More Kitchen Storage With Counter-Depth Upper Cabinets31 May 2018

Similarly in this example, the ‘accent’ cabinets in the middle complement the wood tone to the floors and island counter extension, so the palette doesn’t get muddy. You can see how the lower cabinets, tall cabinets and deep uppers don’t give a natural breaking point to change materials, so they look best as one seamless plane in charcoal.

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Siow Yuen Wong added this to 9 Ergonomic Kitchen Cabinets Designs11 December 2017

9. Vary countertop heightWhile the standard kitchen countertop height is about 90 centimetres, there are many tasks that are more comfortably performed on a lower or higher surface. This is especially true for those who are taller or shorter than average. Typically you want your forearms to be at or near level when you’re working at the countertop. But for us tall folks, that’d require a surface height of 107 centimetres or more – a difficult height for kids or shorter members of the household to use. The solution is to set up areas with differing countertop heights to accommodate the various statures of the users and their tasks. Extra storage room in the cabinet underneath is an additional upside to taller work surfaces.TELL USWhat cabinetry features have made your kitchen easier and more comfortable to work in? Share in the Comments below. MOREBrowse more kitchen designs

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Tim Berwick added this to Tim's ideas2 days ago

I like the island bench. Not too sure about the cabinetry

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Kylie Siauw added this to Kitchen Ideas6 days ago

Hybrid kitchen island, not sure about having both stools at the white bench and the wooden table though

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Refresh Renovations - Auckland - Dave Georgetti added this to Walford Rd Kitchen7 days ago

Black satin units with white benchtop

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