Kitchen Fitting Question

Is a kitchen a kitchen if it doesnt have an oven/ hotplate?

I thinking of moving the kitchen in my flat, and am looking at fitting a kitchenette or small galley type kitchen. I rarely use it for cooking, so was thinking about only having a washing machine, fridge, sink and the rest cupboards.

I know there is a requirement to have ventilation in a kitchen, but if it doesn't have an oven/ hotplate does this requirement disappear? I was thinking of getting a mini oven (small electric appliance that can be moved) with hotplates as a solution when i do need a hotplate/ oven.


2 Answers

A kitchen by definition is a room for cooking food. If you do not have a means of cooking then it is not a kitchen. A hot plate is a means of cooking whilst a washing machine is not.
I hope that this answers your question.

Answered 27th Feb 2013

Stone Crazy

Member since 27 Oct 2008

A fan for ventilation is not required provided you have an openable window as stated in approved document F of building regulations.
Regards Kevin

Answered 27th Feb 2013


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