Kitchen fixtures are firmly fastened appliances and equipment found in a kitchen for the use of cooking and food preparation in a dwelling or commercial establishment. A residential kitchen comes equipped with a stove, oven, sink, cabinets, and a dishwasher arranged modularly. Commercial kitchens in restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, workplace and institutional facilities, and similar establishments, have larger and more heavy-duty fixtures such as a spacious commercial dishwashing machine. Kitchens are commonly arranged in a single-file, double-file, L, U, or G shaped, or in a block kitchen configuration. Fixtures are varied by region to accommodate different methods of cooking.
Kitchen fixtures are appliances secured to the kitchen for both cooking and food preparation in a household or commercial environment. Examples of kitchen fixtures include kitchen faucets, sinks, kitchen islands and carts, microwaves, and ovens. Other kitchen fixtures are kitchen oven hoods, sink drains, water tanks, garbage disposals, tables, and wine racks.
When selecting a kitchen light fixture incorporate task, accent, and decorative lighting. Start with function making sure to place lighting above the kitchen island, kitchen sink, and any eat-in areas in your kitchen. Then move to accent and decorative lighting choosing the finish and shades of lighting fixtures. Be sure to choose lighting fixtures fit to the size of your kitchen.
Kitchen fixtures that require ventilation are ranges. They need ventilation through a range hood as they are designed to remove odors and contaminants that may be released while cooking. The range hood is typically only turned on when something is burning. It is important to vent a range to the outside as health damaging particles are released when cooking.