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In addition to the accustomed “kitchen work triangle,” there is another principle in the kitchen design that can be used to optimize daily kitchen tasks, wherein it focuses on the aspect of storage. This principle is called the three zones of kitchen storage.
If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you need to familiarize yourself with each of these zones so that you can maximize the most important commodity in the kitchen – the space.
Here are some ways of how you can make the most out of all the three zones of kitchen storage:
The Fridge Storage Zone
The refrigerator is considered as one of the central storage areas of your home. Taking advantage of this zone requires the strategic positioning of the fridge itself. It’s better to place this zone to a specific area near the place where you usually enter the kitchen with your groceries. You can also reserve some countertop space beside the fridge to make setting heavy bags and unloading foods more convenient.
The Stove Storage Zone
The most productive kitchen storage zone, the area around the stove, enables a lot of opportunities for making food preparation faster. The stovetop, in particular, can be paired with a kitchen cabinet for easy access to your kitchenware essentials such as pots and pans. Spice racks, utensils, including your other cooking appliances, must be stored within this zone as well.
The Sink Storage Zone
Kitchen sinks tend to be surrounded by the no.1 provider of kitchen storage, the cabinets. To use the sink storage zone, you have to be aware of the items that you will store inside the cupboards. For a start, you can have your dishwasher close to the sink so that you can easily clean your dishes. Upon drying your meals, you can then put them back on your cabinets together with other kitchen items like plates, bowls, silverware, and glassware.
Having these three zones closer to each other on your kitchen layout can be a great way towards achieving a multi-functional kitchen!
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