The Right Way to Design a Left-Handed Kitchen
About 15% of the population is left-handed, yet almost 100% of kitchens are designed to meet the needs of a right-handed person. If you’re remodeling your kitchen and you’re left-handed, this is your chance to customize your kitchen so that it suits your needs. After all, a kitchen should be a reflection of the person who will be using it, so if you’re left-handed, then let your kitchen designer know so that they can help you plan accordingly.
Being left-handed in a right-handed world
Too often, people who are left-handed have had to make adjustments to fit into a right-handed world. Unless you’re left-handed, you never realize how awkward it is to work in a kitchen that has been designed for a right-handed person. Since the majority of the world is right-handed, many designers won’t even think to take your left handedness into consideration – until now. If you’re left-handed, design your kitchen layout to make it flow with the natural movements of a left-handed person.
Designing for a left-handed person
When you custom design a kitchen, it’s the little details that make it perfect for you. A left-handed person will most likely reverse the “natural” order of things in a kitchen, making everything feel backward to a righty, but then again, for the lefties, kitchens have felt like they were designed backward for generations.
Reversing the flow of the kitchen
Getting custom kitchen cabinets is your chance to make sure that the cupboard doors open to the left, making it easier and more natural for you to open and close. The same is true for the kitchen sink. If you have a faucet with a side lever, make sure it is placed to the left. You also need to talk to your designer about making sure that there is extra counter space to the left of the sink, as that is most likely where you’ll place clean dishes to dry. If you have a dishwasher, place it to the left of the sink. Similarly, place pots and pans to the left of the stove will make it easier and more comfortable for a left handed person.
Custom kitchen design in Colorado
When you visit The Kitchen Showcase in Centennial, be sure to mention to the designer that you are left-handed and plan your kitchen remodel to meet your needs. If the main person doing the cooking in the kitchen is left-handed, make design choices that make it easy for that person to move about smoothly and comfortably. The right-handed people who visit your kitchen will just have to adapt, just like left-handed people have been adapting to right-handed kitchens in the past.
Visit our kitchen showroom and design your left-handed dream kitchen.