Kitchen is one project in itself. Biggest challenge that needs to be solved effectively is that of spacing. Correct placement and planning makes even small kitchen very convenient place to do day to day work.
In most of the cities and towns of India, Vastu Shatra is given heavy importance while planning Interior of Kitchen. 9 out of 10 times kitchen plan is discussed with female member in the house. Lady of the house has stronger say in how kitchen gets designed. Things like dish self, oil pull out, ghar ganti (Mill) etc. Sink gets considered in planning.
Nowadays in modern kitchen, parallel kitchen, is in trend. Idea is, to have platform by two opposite walls. Until long long time we made our kitchen in L shape. However in L shaped kitchen, corner always gets under-utilised. Instead parallel kitchen allows you work with more freedom and space gets utilised effectively.
What is difference between “L” shape & parallel kitchen?
In old designs we didn’t have trend of using chimney, hence Gas/stove was placed near window. But with chimney things have changed. Now many a times parallel platform is placed on two opposite walls. Chimney takes care of missing window.
Wall between two platform wall has arrangement of duct pipeline of gas also has space extension for placing washing machine.