How to Improve the Efficiency of Your Kitchen Layout

The kitchen is a space that is heavily used in any home. And efficiency is very important when it comes to the working of a kitchen. There are many factors that will help improve efficiency when carrying out a kitchen renovation.

When selecting a kitchen renovation company such as Ruben homes renovations, you need to let them know the purpose for renovating the kitchen and what you expect from the final result. This will help them come up with the best design option for your kitchen. If you are replacing certain appliances and the kitchen sink, you need to know the dimensions of them so you know where they can be fitted. You first have to decide whether the space that you have for the kitchen now is sufficient. Otherwise, you can think of ways to enlarge it such as a room adjoining the kitchen that can be taken into the space. Once the footprint of the kitchen is finalised, you need to know where to locate the sink, fridge and stove. These are the critical points of your kitchen and it is also called the working triangle. Once you have spaced out the appliances, you have to create zones of activity around them and the sink to increase your efficiency.

You should have a preparation area where kitchen work will start. This includes gathering what is required for the dish from cold storage and dry storage. And you will then need to wash certain good items. The preparation area should be closer to the stove so that you don’t need to carry items for a long distance. All tools that you require for preparation should be stored here and these include measuring cups and spoons, cutting boards, knives etc. So this is an area that should have a lot of storage. The cooking zone will have the stove and the oven. It is easier for you if you can keep pans and other cookware near the stovetop. When renovating your kitchen, you need to understand just how much storage you will need and how to maximise the space that is already there.

The washing area includes the sink and the dishwasher. And this should be close to preparation and cooking area. Near the fridge, you should have storage to put away food items. So this is where you store foil wrap, Tupperware etc. to store leftovers. Once the layout is optimised according to the footprint and your lifestyle, you have to understand the dimensions required for the kitchen. When redoing cabinetry, you can customise the kitchen according to your needs and this includes deciding on the height of drawers so that all your pantry essentials can be accommodated. Think about how you access items as well. Any items that don’t need to be accessed on a daily basis can be stored out of reach such as in the topmost overhead cupboards. It is best if you can work closely with the designers in the initial stage so that all of your items will fit in the new kitchen and your work routine is greatly improved.

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