Island, compact, corner? The “shape” to be given to the kitchen is one of the first choices to make. But be careful, as the architect Annalisa Carli explains, it is necessary to start from the dimensions of the environment and then decide what shape to give it, and not vice versa. The risk is being forced to reconcile conflicting elements. An example? If the plant is narrow and long, the island is not recommended.

2. Finding the balance point between aesthetics and practicality

Oscar Cifarelli emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, as everyone has a personal way of understanding and experiencing cooking. So it’s right that your habits are the guiding thread of the project and the first thing to understand is how we use the kitchen. If, we actually cook, how and how much. Or if for us aesthetics are more important than practicality. Annalisa Carli also agrees to emphasize the priority of the habits of those who will use the kitchen, which can have a decisive influence on the design.

3. Manage the plants according to your needs

We alternate high columns and low containment in harmony, as Annalisi Carli suggests, and in planning the positions of the various elements “we start from the position of the implants – suggests Oscar Cifarelli – without, however, renouncing to carry out, if possible, an intervention to move them, in the in the event that this can improve the management of the available space ».