Health and safety regulations are a big deal in the workplace, but how often do we think about this at home? In your kitchen alone, there exist a number of potential hazards and risk factors. Did you know that your kitchen cabinets could be causing you health problems? Here’s how:
- Poor kitchen design
- Mould and dampness
- Difficult to access
I Feel Like My Kitchen Cabinets Are Out to Get Me
Does it feel like your kitchen cabinets are always lying gleefully in wait for you? Ready to with sharp corners and knobs to bruise your body and pride? If your kitchen seems to bring out your clumsy streak, don’t worry…
“It’s not you, it’s me.”
If you find yourself in an ongoing collision course with your kitchen cabinets, it’s most likely that you’re suffering from the effects of a poorly-designed kitchen. If you ask the professionals, a key design mistake is the failure to consider the natural flow. This involves creating a triangle of space with the appropriate distance between the stove, sink, and refrigerator.
Other factors that constitute a bad kitchen design include:
- Not enough storage
- Dim lighting
- Lack of counter space
- Poorly placed or insufficient power outlets
- Kitchen islands in a small space
Are My Kitchen Cabinets Making Me Sick?
Are your kitchen cabinets awkward and difficult to clean? When it’s a struggle to properly access and clean your cupboards, they are at risk of growing mould. This could be causing health problems for you and your family.
The inhalation of mould spores can cause irritation and discomfort, and sometimes result in a more severe reaction – particularly to people with:
- Breathing conditions
- Weakened immune systems
- Chronic lung diseases
Mould thrives in spaces that are:
- Poorly ventilated
- Dusty and dirty
You can help to prevent mould from growing in your kitchen by:
- Open doors and windows to encourage air flow and
- Keep blinds up to allow sunlight into the kitchen
- Regularly cleaning any areas that tend to get wet and damp
- Clean up any food or liquid spills immediately
If you’re facing a constant battle against mould growing in hard-to-reach corners of your cupboards, it may be time to consider a change. You could go for a new set of cabinets that fit the space, or go all out with the kitchen renovation of your dreams!
Why Are My Kitchen Cabinets So Hard to Access?
Do you experience back pain from using your kitchen? When it comes to reaching down into a cupboard, most people forget the helpful advice to “bend the knees, not the back.” This can result in ongoing back pain, which may grow into a chronic and debilitating condition if left untreated.
Alternatively, you may be facing the opposite problem, with cupboards that are placed inconveniently high and out of your reach. This is not only impractical, it also encourages the risky activity of balancing items precariously overhead while stacking and retrieving them. When this is happening on a regular basis, accidents and breakages become a regular occurrence – for adults and children alike.
Overall, it’s important to have a kitchen design that is both safe and practical for you and your family to use.
How Do I Get a Kitchen Design That Work for My Space?
For kitchen cabinets and design that work perfectly for you, Express Kitchens Brisbane has the answer. We create your customised kitchen based on the space available, and your unique needs and preferences.
Why spend another day in discomfort? Especially when we offer speedy 1-day installations for maximum convenience…
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