The practical kitchen

Cleaning, chopping, cooking or frying.

A practical kitchen should generally fulfil the following functions: cleaning, food preparation. cooking on hot plates or in the oven and subsequent cleaning/washing up. Storage for food and kitchen utensils is also required.


Planning a disabled kitchen is not that different from planning standard kitchens. Planning the work triangle and positioning the three different areas: washing-up area, food preparation zone and cooking zone should follow the standard principles when designing a kitchen. When planning a practical kitchen for
people with reduced functional capacity, it should be noted that:

  • the one-sided and two-sided kitchen is not suitable
  • these require more manoeuvring than in a traditional kitchen
  • it is important to consider the position of the kitchen's basic functions

Accessibility costs storage space!