Back to School season is coming up, are you ready to challenge your kids to kick off the summer relaxation into excitement for school?  We can do this by inspiring them with food. 返校季即将到来,您准备好面对孩子们的厨房大战了吗?想过如何面对他们下课后,既要陪伴他们,又要做饭的对策了吗?他们即将从慵懒的暑期模式苏醒,生龙活虎地来挑战妈妈的厨房了。 The first step to create great food is great kitchen. A kitchen should be beautiful and functional so that the chefs of the household are ready to roll up our sleeves and be creative without causing a mess. 超级无敌的厨房是胜战的堡垒,也是为孩子和家人们创作出美味佳肴的第一步。厨房就应当装饰得漂漂亮亮,功能齐备,这样家里的大厨,才能准备好挽起袖管大干一番,而不会被弄得一团糟;同样一个功能齐全的厨房,让妈妈们有足够的办法和精力,来面对那些精力过剩、顽皮捣蛋的淘气孩子们。 Basically, these are the countertops, faucets, and floors you should seriously consider for your kitchen renovation. Kitchen might have the most beautiful cabinets, technologically advanced appliances and high-end finishes, but if the layout doesn't meet the needs of a homeowner's lifestyle, the rest doesn't matter. Here's how to plan an effective layout to meet your needs and fit your space. 通常,厨房里的工作台、水龙头和地面,往往是您在翻新过程中经常考虑的地方。此外,漂亮的橱柜、高科技的家电和高端的装饰,也可以为您的厨房锦上添花。然而,倘若厨房布局和功能,不能满足家里每个人的生活刚需,那么其他方方面面都变得无关紧要。这里就告诉您如何设计出合理高效的厨房结构布局,既能满足每个人的需求,也能迎合家里原有的空间。

Make It Work

开始之初

When planning a kitchen remodel, it's important to consider how the space will be used. 厨房翻新计划,最重要的是考虑如何利用好家里的原有空间。
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  • What’s your cooking style?
  • What type of appliances do you want?
  • Will there be people in your kitchen?
  • Do you want people to sit around the bar/island?
  • Will kids be in the kitchen with you?
  • 您平日的烹饪习惯是怎样的?
  • 您想要哪些厨房家电?
  • 还有哪些人会光顾厨房?
  • 吧台或中央的操作台需要坐人吗?
  • 孩子们会不会经常跟你进厨房?
How a kitchen should function is an extremely personal matter, and a floor plan needs to be customized to reflect that. 厨房的功能应当非常个性化,所以厨房的结构布局,也应专门订制,来反映家里每个人的需求, 特别是有读书年龄的孩子们的家庭。

The Scope of the Kitchen Remodel

厨房翻新的范围

  • Rearranging the floor plan to take advantage of the room's natural assets
  • Removing doors and walls that closed off the space
  • Installing a wood paneled ceiling
  • Building a larger kitchen island for storing appliances
  • Installing ample storage for quick clean up
  • Adding a desk area and mudroom
  • 重新规划厨房布局,利用住房结构的天然优势
  • 移除给空间造成封闭的门和墙壁
  • 加装木板吊顶
  • 搭建厨房中央岛工作台以备储放收纳东西
  • 增加充足的储藏空间,收纳规整厨房小东西,以便方便整理打扫
  • 加入办公桌区和孩子玩撒活动区

The mudroom connects visually with the kitchen by way of built-in cabinetry.

 
孩子玩撒活动区,可以巧妙地做成组合柜,作为通道和厨房连接。

Opening Up the Space & Removing walls and doors are key to renovation plan

打开空间,破门开墙是翻新计划的关键

If the original kitchen and dining areas suffered from a chopped-up floor plan, which, although large, still managed to be inefficient. Removing walls and doors was key to their plan. 如果原来的厨房和就餐区的房型不规整,这样即使面积足够,但仍然利用效率不高。这时候,破门开墙就成了装修的关键。 A wall had previously been blocked from the kitchen that makes kitchen is dark, and all the best windows were in another seldom-used room. Opening walls at both ends of the kitchen brightened the entire space. It also allowed convenient access to utility areas that had previously been closed off. 比如:原先因为一面墙而阻挡了厨房光线,让厨房变得昏暗;而所有光照好的窗户,都被隔在了另一间不常使用的居室, 那么这种情况下,开墙就能让整间厨房明亮起来,这样也能让居住者更方便地走到原本封闭的工作区。

Smart Storage Solutions,

both for Naughty children put things down & to clean up quickly for entertaining

聪明的储藏方案,

既能让熊孩子们归集杂物和扩大活动空间,也能便于空间清扫

Another rule is a "10-minute tidy-up” rule, so the busy mom can get things company-ready in a flash. Mom always wants everything to have a place to be able to clean it up quickly, so plentiful storage was a priority for their renovation, but it needed to be right at hand. A new square island, which is table-height, provides a spot for homework, projects and dining, with storage built in to the cabinet base. Bookshelves hold cookbooks, textbooks and homework. Drawers hold table linens. An extra trash built into the table speeds the daily cleanup and eliminates multiple trips back and forth to the kitchen trash. 另一条原则叫“10分钟收拾完”原则,让忙碌的妈妈就能瞬间把物品收纳得井井有条。即便是孩子们在厨房大闹天宫,妈妈们也可以让每件东西都瞬间有地方可以放。所以保证有足够的储物空间是翻新计划首要考虑的,而且这样的空间最好随手可得,越多越好。比如: 一个方形的桌面高度的中央工作台,既提供了妈妈做菜、干家务活的地方,还能让熊孩子们在上面做作业或吃点心,下面的柜子还可用作收纳。又比如:书架上能摆些烹饪书、书本和作业本;抽屉里能放餐布;在桌子里安放附加垃圾箱,加快每天的打扫速度,免去了在厨房及垃圾箱间的来回奔波。 With a new space outfitted to entertain family and friends, guests can drop by anytime to see the bright and clean kitchen. And hostess will also enjoy using the quick storage solutions clean up quickly for entertaining. 有了这样一处全新的空间,妈妈既能便于管理孩子们下课后,和妈妈一起的时间,又能和亲朋好友在这里放松身心。客人们能在任何时间踏进一个明亮整洁的厨房。主妇们当然也乐意采纳快速储物方法,她们能很快打扫整间厨房。

Author

Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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