When planning your new kitchen it is important to consider future needs as well as plan for today. In this article, we give you some tips about kitchen storage design tips. There are different zones to be aware, these being the food storage zone, preparation zone storage and clean-up storage zone.
- Storage needs should be managed according to your needs, incorporating ergonomic considerations and the location of planned work zones
- Items should be stored in the work zones in which they will be used
- Those items that are used together should be stored together
- It is recommended that heavy equipment be stored in lower spaces where it can be safely retrieved
- With all food for cooking and baking prepared in this area, the preparation zones is the pivotal point in the kitchen
- Pantries can be positioned at the perimeter of the kitchen layout and can have slimmer shelves and cabinets, which often make it easier to see stored items
- The sink and the sink cabinet, as well as the dishwasher, are located in the centre of the clean-up zone. This zone is frequently used and therefore should be well planned and organised.
- Different styles of drawer runners, different heights and depths to drawers, corner drawers, drawer inserts for special-use items, full-extension drawers and handle-free options are all items today’s designers have at their disposal
- Aim to offer flexibility in the storage solution – avoid over-customising (for example, do not measure and plan for the placement of every current gadget, platter and food packet). Families grow (and grow up), new appliances are purchased and occasionally extra storage will be required for special occasions and celebrations.
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