If you're planning a complete overhaul of your kitchen, you have a lot of design choices to make. Things can get confusing quickly as you begin to choose your materials and finishes. However, planning the layout is easy if you start by choosing specific kitchen stations. This guide provides five stations to include as you move along in the planning process.
Station 1: Food Prep Area
The area surrounding your kitchen sink should have plenty of cabinets, drawers and counter space. Make a list of all the items you use when you prep meals. Some kitchen prep items that need stored in this station include:
Station 2: Cooking Area
Plan to have plenty of upper and lower cabinets to store all the items needed for cooking. Add additional storage by incorporating a Lazy Susan to one of the upper cabinets and having racks and shelves added to the other cabinets. Keep in mind that these items should be stored in your cooking station:
Station 3: Baking Area
If you're a baker, or want to be in the future, incorporate a baking station so that everything is within easy reach and in its place when you're creating your next sweet masterpiece. Design the space with enough drawers and counter space to accommodate the following:
Station 4: Leftover Area
As you move through the planning process, consider the flow of cleaning up. Choose a different section of your kitchen to store all the items needed to put leftovers away quickly. Everything should be within reach somewhere between the sink and the refrigerator. Some of the items to keep in these drawer and cabinet spaces include:
Station 5: Coffee and Tea Area
It doesn't matter whether you drink coffee or tea, the more convenient it is to make it, the happier you'll be when you finally take that first sip. Select one section on the counter, under a free cabinet to set up this area. Examples of items to place here are:
Spend some time planning your new kitchen layout in a manner that works for you and your family. If you don't bake, or drink coffee or tea, then use that area for other interests. Ask your home improvement store specialist for other ideas on developing a kitchen design that provides organization for a convenient and relaxed atmosphere. Contact a company like Huber Lumber Co to get started.Share
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