You’ve chosen a beautiful kitchen, but you still need to finalize the layout. Let’s go… or maybe not? Where on earth do you start when determining the most suitable layout? We’re here to lend a hand with loads of useful tips. Here we go:

  1. Space Analysis

Analyse the available space in your kitchen. Consider dimensions, the locations of doors and windows, electrical outlets, and water connections. Without an outlet, you obviously can’t use electric appliances.

  1. Work Triangle

Consider the work triangle: a concept that refers to the ideal distances between the three main work zones in the kitchen: the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator. An efficient work triangle minimizes the distance you need to travel while cooking.

  1. Categorising for Layout

Think about the layout of your kitchen based on categories such as preparation, cooking, storage, and cleaning. Place items that belong together close to each other, so you don’t have to search too far.

  1. Cabinets and Storage

Opt for ample storage space. Get more out of your kitchen cabinets by adding drawers, racks, and lazy susans. Keep frequently used items at eye level and less used items lower down.

  1. Worktops

Ensure there is sufficient workspace. You’ll find this to be very beneficial! Consider using extendable worktops or a kitchen island if you have enough space.

  1. Appliances

Position key appliances like the stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher within easy reach of the work triangle. Also consider ventilation for the stove and adequate lighting over the worktops and cooking zones. It’s nice to see what’s simmering…

  1. Sink

Place the sink close to the stove and the area where you’ll do most of your chopping for easy cleaning and meal prep.

  1. Food Storage

Create a special space for food, such as pantry cabinets or storage drawers to keep ingredients and supplies organized.

  1. Lighting

Ensure adequate and well-placed lighting so you can clearly see what you are preparing.

  1. Waste Separation

Integrate a space for separating and disposing of waste in your kitchen layout. This also keeps it out of sight.

  1. Personal Needs

Consider your own needs, cooking habits, and preferences when arranging the kitchen. Think about the placement of electrical outlets, device chargers, and possibly a seating area.

  1. Aesthetics

Consider the aesthetic aspects of your kitchen layout alongside functionality. Choose materials, colours, and design elements that suit your taste and the overall style of your home.

Arranging a kitchen requires some planning and creativity, so take your time to consider different options before making final decisions. The goal is to create a space that is both practical and appealing for everyday use.