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Key to the success of any entrepreneurial activity in the form of a restaurant business must necessarily be its kitchen. It's the combination of ergonomics and design. Thinking over the smallest details so that the space is as convenient and efficient as possible is one of the main tasks of a business owner.

By creating an up-to-date design a kitchen, preference should be given to high-quality furniture, cladding, furnishings, inventory and technology. Everything affects the efficiency of a commercial kitchen; it is important to start from the stage of designing and developing a headset. Kitchen furniture should be fully equipped, safe and comfortable to use, as well as stylish in appearance.

Where to start designing a commercial kitchen?

Poorly designed spaces where people work with sharp kitchen utensils, hot liquids and other utensils can cause a number of serious problems, not to mention such factors as low productivity and threats of non-compliance with safety standards. In planning commercial kitchen, it is important to pay attention to following features:

  1. Room size. Whatever the space, it is necessary to allocate enough space for food storage, cooking and order picking. Kitchen is at least 35-40% of the entire space of a commercial establishment. The larger the area, the better, because it will be possible to place not one refrigerator, but several, as well as ovens, sinks, dishwashers and other appliances.

  2. Stylistics of the kitchen set and other equipment. Furniture products that meet safety requirements are essential in a commercial kitchen. Convenient cabinets, quick drawers, open storage shelves, closed cabinets and cooking island areas should be equipped with the latest innovative close-open systems, handles and have a special coating. In its turn "Smart" digital gadgets for the kitchen, mounted on the surface and easily accessible, will not only add sophistication to the interior, but also facilitate the cooking process for the chef and kitchen staff.

  3. Compliance. Equipping a commercial kitchen in the restaurant business is a difficult task, as you will have to face the rules that determine the distance between food preparation and storage areas, follow the installation order of ventilation equipment, create enough space for each kitchen worker, etc.

Furniture without gaps between walls and ceilings is one of the attractive and functional solutions for a commercial kitchen. The set can fit into any interior - from a small space to a spacious room. Kitchen with a mezzanine is always appropriate, this space can be used to store various kitchen utensils.

Essentials when designing commercial kitchen set

For the most successful solution in the restaurant business, modular kitchens of various types are used:

  • Floor. Furniture with vertical columns and canisters, occupying the space from the floor surface right up to the ceiling. They can accommodate dishes, small gadgets or hide portable household appliances. The sashes in the floor set can be hinged (lower) and lifting (upper), and the columns can be retractable.

  • Mounted. The modules differ in their geometry, which means that the design can be designed with vertical and horizontal patterns. Hinged sets are often combined with deaf, open or glass cabinets. Tiers look great in rooms with high ceilings (from 2.7 meters and above). If the ceiling is low, then it is better to use hinged facades up to the ceiling with single doors for each module.

  • Mezzanine. Designed in two versions. The first is in a single plane with all the rest of the furniture. This means that a single and continuous facade is created, visually increasing the height of the ceiling and expanding the space. The second is a hinged mezzanine. By choosing this combination, you can count on the same depth as that of cabinets placed under the worktop. In this case, the center part will be recessed inward. This technique is used by designers when clients want to use a contrasting palette in a room that adds depth and texture to the interior.

In form, commercial kitchens are created in straight lines, corner, U-shaped, L-shaped and of island type - depending on the size and type of room. High facades will be an excellent solution if there is a need for zoning and freeing up space.

What materials should a commercial kitchen be made of?

Commercial kitchen is a place where several people will work, which means that you need to take care of their health and safety:

  • in the manufacture of the headset, easy-to-clean materials should be used that are easy to wash and that do not leave streaks or marks;

  • surfaces will be in contact with food, so they should not be ribbed and rough - it is better to give preference to perfectly smooth and slippery ones;

  • design of work surfaces is, of course, important, but the environmental component should come first.

One of the ideal materials for commercial kitchen countertops is stainless steel. This choice is obvious, since when using such a surface it is easy to clean from grease and other contaminants, it can be disinfected by any means, even aggressive chemicals.

You can use MDF, trimmed with eco-veneer. Furniture made from this material is environmentally friendly and is distinguished by endurance during intensive use. If you want to decorate the kitchen in a classic or ethnic style, then it is better to choose furniture with veneer.

The most convenient and durable is MDF, finished with plastic. With furniture made from this material, the owner of the restaurant business will not fail, since plastic not only has an unlimited palette of colors, but is also resistant to scratches, impacts, moisture and other increased loads.

Recently, frame facades with plastic and glass inserts have become relevant. Although the materials are quite expensive, aluminum alloys and tempered glass withstand any load over a long period of operation. In such kitchens, especially durable materials are used for the countertops - made of artificial stone or ceramic even (without joints) tiles.

What to consider when designing?

When designing a commercial kitchen, attention must be paid to materials, practical solutions and innovative technologies. The arrangement of a rational interior is the main task for the owner of the restaurant business. It is necessary to adapt the kitchen to the individual needs of the business area, so you can always use the technology of 3D planning

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