For homeowners who are in the process of researching kitchen renovations and designing their custom kitchens, need to understand the concept of a work triangle. This is an efficient guide that will show you how to work in your kitchen more effectively. Essentially, the triangle consists of three key components. They include the refrigerator, sink, and stove. This triangle helps you to be able to work more efficiently as you cook and for storage purposes. Joseph Kitchen and Bath wants to share with you a few suggestions on how to reorganize your kitchen storage zones using the triangle concept.
Think about what you do while you are at the stove. You will be cooking and also preparing food to transfer to the table. One cabinet next to the stove should be dedicated to cooking pots and one cabinet for ovenware. If you have enough space, you can even create a narrow cabinet for baking sheets.
The counters next to your stove should be clear so that you can use the space for filling up pots or serving trays. Your spices should be lined up near your stove or even on a magnetic rack for easy access while you are cooking. You can place a jar or holder near your stove for cooking utensils as well. It’s essential to design the space around your stove with all related cooking and plating items for the ultimate convenience.
What do you do most often near your sink and what type of items do you need to store? These are the first questions you should answer before reorganizing. If you have a dishwasher, chances are you will want to store your clean dishes nearby. Allocate the space in the sides and above the sink for dishware. You can also allocate a small draw for silverware and a cabinet for glasses and mugs. Avoid placing appliances near the sink, not only is it a hazard, but it can also make the space become cluttered quickly.
Furthermore, consider having an under the sink trash to save space. Your drying rack should also be to one side of your sink along with a small space for dirty dishes on the other side. Between the sink and the refrigerator, you should make a space for your knife block or a hanging knife rack. Your cutting boards can hang or be stored in the same area.
The refrigerator is the heart of the kitchen, and also where you need to have efficient storage. Try to have your refrigerator as close to the kitchen door as possible. This cuts down on the need for people to cross all zones just to restock the fridge. If you have space, create a countertop that can be used for unloading groceries and collecting ingredients during your cooking sprees. Your pantry should also be in this general area. If you don’t have a full pantry, then cupboard space or cabinet space works equally well.
How Joseph Kitchen and Bath Can Help
There are a lot of different options when it comes to kitchen storage arrangements. If you are having trouble visualizing your Toronto kitchen renovation or if you want to make some changes, give us a call at (905) 707-7756.