How much kitchen storage space do you have? This element of your kitchen is something that you can’t overlook. The more you pay attention to it, the better off your remodeling project will be. The work triangle optimizes how efficient your kitchen is. That could be one of the major motivations for renovating your kitchen in the first place. Read on to find out more!
Around the Stove
First off, let’s focus on the stove. No matter what cooktop you have, the stove is going to be one of the most important fixtures in your kitchen. It is most likely also going to be paired with the oven although this might not always be the case. For instance, you might have the stove range separated from the oven and microwave by a short stretch of countertop that also doubles as a nifty prep space. The stove allows you to cook delicious dishes and move it to the table, even if that table is just the kitchen island. A narrow kitchen cabinet can store pots, pans, and baking sheets that you might not have space for elsewhere. Countertop space and serving trays make more of a difference than you might think – so put them to good use!
Around the Sink
The sink is also an important part of the kitchen. After all, it allows you to rinse the dishes before they go into the dishwasher. Think about the cabinets you want to have in this work zone. Then think about the placement of the dishwasher. While it can’t be placed directly underneath the sink, putting it nearby is a good idea. Cabinets can also be used as storage spaces for plates, bowls, glassware, and silverware. Make sure you keep them clear of appliances to make way for a drying rack or a place to set dirty pots and pans before you can get around to cleaning them. A trash drawer can also replace a trash can, saving floor space and being more aesthetically pleasing.
Around the Fridge
Finally, let’s switch gears to the area around the fridge. Be sure to place the refrigerator as close as you can to where you set groceries down when you come home. Extra countertop space is especially important. Then consider the type of pantry you have, because a butler’s pantry can be more versatile than you might expect.
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