Kitchen space, fittings and furniture should be provided in each apartment so that two people can circulate safely and conveniently carry out the following activities:
- food storage
- food preparation and cooking
- eating (if no separate dining area)
- storage of separated waste for recycling.
Kitchens should have a 1.2m access space in front of the base kitchen units; however this may be reduced to 700mm where this access space adjoins general circulation space (i.e. a 500mm deep overlap is acceptable). This is illustrated below: