INTERIOR DESIGN OF A KITCHEN | An Architect Explains

The kitchen is the heart of the home, a gathering place for casual family meals and to catch-up cups of coffee with friends and neighbors. A Kitchen needs to facilitate all these activities while melding seamlessly into the rest of your home’s design. When you’re decorating and designing your dream kitchen, it should be in a style you love and that goes with the rest of your home. Kitchens not only have to look beautiful but need to be functional as well.  

KITCHENKITCHENKITCHEN As an Architect, practising in Bangalore, India, when I am hired specifically for the design of the interiors of a Kitchen, there are certain planning considerations, that I keep in mind. These include the fixtures, the minimum clearances, sizes, accessories that the client requires, the materials for the backsplashes and countertops, the colours and Vastu guidelines.



DESIGN OF A KITCHEN: These Kitchen design ideas will help you in designing the right Kitchen with the help of your  Architect or Interior Designer.

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KITCHEN MATERIALS AND ACCESSORIES: There are so many material options for Kitchen counters and backsplashes. They have been described here with their advantages and disadvantages.

ARCHITECT’S TIPS FOR DESIGNING A KITCHENAs an Architect, practising in Bangalore, India I have given some tips and jotted down my observations on some of the trends in the designing of Kitchens today.

VASTU GUIDELINES FOR A KITCHENThe ancient Indian science of Vaastu Shastra lays down guidelines on the ideal location and design of Kitchens. If it interests you, you can implement some of the Vastu guidelines in yours.



For a concise Vastu guide and evaluation of your Kitchen and Kitchen Backyard, please refer to the posts on my blog: House construction in India

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15 thoughts on “INTERIOR DESIGN OF A KITCHEN | An Architect Explains

  • May 21, 2018 at 2:31 am
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    Hi Sir,
    I have clubbed my kitchen and dining hall and made an open kitchen with L shape platform. Am planning to have an island in middle of the room between kichen and dining. My kitchen is at South East corner. Please suggest.

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  • May 21, 2018 at 2:30 am
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    Hi Sir,
    I have clubbed my kitchen and dining hall and made an open kitchen with L shape platform. Am planning to have an island in middle of the room between kichen and dining. My kitchen is at South West corner. Please suggest.

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  • October 21, 2016 at 8:20 am
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    I have bought 2 flats and joining them so I have option keeping kichen on north east side or south-east side but above south east side kichen upper floor toilet is there and north east side kichen upper floor has terrace and bellow my kichen lower floor has toilet but where I put my stove there it has kichen .on other side of my kichen platform has toilet in lower floor so which side kichen I should make.please guide me.
    PS: My home is built on angle I.e.north is on corner and northeast is on side .what are the effects of that.
    Hi Kajal,
    Preferably kitchen should be in the South East.
    Admin

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