In a child-friendly kitchen safety and practicality play an important role. It is advisable to use stronger materials, which have surfaces that cannot be easily damaged with toys by small children (melamine front panels or worktops from high pressure laminate). High gloss finish should be avoided in a child’s hand reach (fingerprints and chipping can easily result). For safety considerations, it is advisable to avoid sharp handles and worktop corners. Closed cabinets should be preferred in the child’s hand reach. Open and glass shelves or cabinets with glass doors are better left to higher levels.


or a kitchen in a so-called bachelor apartment where one lives alone. Studio apartment kitchen furniture should have smaller measurements stressing functionality and compact design. Cabinets and drawers can be equipped with different organisers to increase and systematise capacity. If the apartment has high ceilings, then the narrow space can be used right up to the ceiling. In the interest of saving space a two ring hob should be used and depending on cooking practices consideration should be made about the necessity of an oven. If an oven is desired and there is empty space behind a wall then the oven can be mounted flush with the wall.


in addition to functionality supports design objectives. It is important that the kitchen furniture harmonises with the rest of the interior and the transition from the kitchen to the living room is smooth. Kitchen appliances and furniture materials should also have harmonising tonality – in case of white furniture, the oven should preferably also be white etc. Appliances have a major role in adding playfulness to the interior. Extra eye-catching appliances can be chosen that stress the style of the entire space. Contemporary hoods include models that may take on the appearance of chandeliers or other interior design elements.


Planning kitchen furniture into a space that does not have as its original purpose being a kitchen consideration can be made for solutions that consist of a “hidden” kitchen. Should the kitchen furniture be placed in a meeting room of an office, then the kitchen can easily be hidden using a folding door. Using mechanics the doors can be made to move up or to the side with the press of a button. A hidden kitchen provides the opportunity to use the kitchen only when there is a direct need. At other times the kitchen can be hidden behind doors. A hidden kitchen should usually only encompass one wall making it easier to hide.


We recommend for practical kitchens using materials that are easily maintained such as melamine. More difficult to maintain are solid wood worktops, solid wood or veneer front panels and high-gloss front panels. A practical kitchen should not use front panels that are textured or with frames. Dark materials should be avoided etc. The solution should be as simple and practical as possible. The chosen appliances should not have overly difficult functionalities and should support the practical line of the kitchen furniture. We recommend carefully considering lighting solutions to ensure that there is sufficient light over worktops and the hob. Cabinets can be illuminated from the inside to make finding stored articles easier.


The most important parts of the MasterChef kitchen are kitchen appliances that must be very good and reliable. In addition to traditional equipment, the MasterChef kitchen consists of appliances with special functionality (steam oven, warming drawers, gas hob, and wok hob). As a lot of cooking takes place the hood is with a high capacity. The overall kitchen planning is well thought through supporting a smooth workflow. The oven height and location is carefully planned being placed at the worktop level. Such kitchens often have a very reliable worktop (for example stainless steel) and minimalist style.