Zoning the Kitchen

Designing our new kitchen definitely took the most time, thought and effort out of all the rooms in our home. I knew I would be spending a lot of time in here and you don’t get many chances to build your kitchen from scratch.

When I started the process, I decided that it would be very helpful to create zones for the kitchen. Below is a picture of the layout of our kitchen:

As you can see, we extended the island and added two cabinets for more storage. We will have a drawer microwave in the island and also added a lazy Susan to the right corner of the cabinets

I see four main uses for a kitchen:

  • Cleaning/Putting Away: pretty self explanatory- this area is our sink area. To make things easier for myself, the cabinets nearby will have our plates, bowls and utensils. Our pots and pans will also be nearby, in the island and to the left of the range. Cups will actually be housed to the left of the refrigerator for easy access to water.
  • Prepping- prep will be done on the island as it will be easy to simply turn around and start cooking on the stove. As soon as we move in we are planning on installing the trash can pull out in the cabinets to the left of the range, allowing easy access from the sink as well as the island.
  • Cooking- we love this kitchen layout because it has two large areas on the left and right side of the range. Uncooked food can be on the left side of the range and once cooking is done, prepared food can easily be housed to the right of the range. This was key in my kitchen as currently, there is absolutely no space by our stove in our apartment. Due to this, we don’t cook near as much as we should because it’s so inconvenient and crammed.
  • Storing food- all of our Tupperware will be housed in the bottom cabinets to the left of the fridge. This allows for easy access while storing leftovers.

Once the kitchen is finished, I’m excited to be able to show you how our plans work in real life!

I hope this helped with deciding on how to make sure your kitchen has a good “flow”! Is there anything you would add when zoning your kitchen?

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