The Work Triangle or The Work Area: One of the most important aspects of any fitted kitchen and its also one of the areas of planning that must involve the input of the cook or chef. There are three main appliances that will determine this area and these are, the cooker, the fridge and the sink or waste area. You may well ask why, well these when you think about it are the three most used places in any kitchen. If any of these areas are too far away from each other it can make using the kitchen to its full potential difficult. So the work area or the work triangle should be given the attention it deserves before proceeding to the other areas of choosing your kitchen, and that is your first fitted kitchen tip.
Available Kitchens: When you go to any showrooms today you will see a huge range of fitted kitchens displayed under strategically placed bright lights, and you think I must have one of these. A little advice, do not rush that decision, and that is your second fitted kitchen tip. One of the areas to check out is the kitchen carcass or the frame. This is where the doors are attached by hinges that will be used many times every day, and you certainly do not want to be adjusting doors in a few weeks after your purchase because some manufacturer decides to cut corners by using rubbish wood from framing, and the hinges and other fittings like runners become loose because the screws used for to attach such fittings are not gripping properly.
Maple Kitchens This is a very valuable hardwood timber, we have in North America the Sugar Maple while in Europe we have the Sycamore Maple. Butchers blocks and bowling pins are mostly manufactured from hard maple from North America and it has a beautiful decorative wood grain that is extremely popular when installing fitted kitchens in Ireland.
Ash Kitchens This wood is a tough hardwood and is used for making bows, fitted kitchens, electric guitar bodies and one of the famous sporting accessories the hurley stick. Hurling is a sport played by sporting warriors all over Ireland and is deemed to be the fastest spot in the world. Not for the faint hearted.
Oak Kitchens One of the hardwoods with a very attractive grain and is widely used for furniture making for centuries. It is also used for making whiskey and wine barrels and is one of the timbers used for the construction of timber framed houses. American Oak custom and fitted kitchens when manufactured and finished of to a high standard are just beautiful.
Knotty Pine Kitchens Pines are mostly grown in the Northern hemisphere and are extremely important in the commercial world and is widely used in the making of custom and fitted kitchens, windows and roofing and floors.
In-frame Kitchens These kitchens can be made of any wood and are simply manufactured by having the doors and drawers sit into the the frame rather than having them protrude like a normal kitchen. They are by far the best style of custom and fitted kitchens available to day. Leinster Woodcraft are specialist in this type of manufacturing and you can see their kitchens by visiting the links below.
Painted Kitchens These kitchens are where the kitchens are painted and can be refreshed over the years. A popular fitted kitchen is where the kitchen base and overhead units are painted cream with an Oak work-top to add contrast and style. Advice, look behind the lovely new kitchen door and ask questions, after all its your hard earned money your spending. Visit the links just right below this article to view images and get quotations.