Determine the Right Appliance Layout for Your Kitchen

The kitchen work triangle can feel like a mystery to some homeowners. The term is thrown about quite often in kitchen design — but how necessary is it?

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The kitchen work triangle doesn’t have to be a triangle

The most important thing is workflow, and this can be different depending on the space and the owner’s needs.

What is important is to make sure the route between your three work centers — prep, cooking and cleanup — stays clear and direct.

For larger kitchens, work centers can be divided into different zones with their own individual work triangles.

Make sure you zone the kitchen for cooking and for socializing

If you have the space, allow for traffic flow away from the cook’s work zone, it really helps to keep the kitchen functioning more efficiently.

Here’s a link to the full article, which goes into much more depth…

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Learn the Lingo of Kitchen Cabinet Door Styles

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Understand door types, materials and cabinet face construction to make the right choice when you shop.

Types of Cabinet Doors

Inset: The doors are set inside the face frame instead of on top.

Partial overlay: Doors and drawers are mounted over the face of the box, covering the opening completely and partially covering the finished face frame.

Full overlay: Meaning that the door or drawer face completely overlays the box — it covers not just the opening but the entire face of the box. There is no visible face frame with these cabinets when the doors are closed.

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How to Plan a Kitchen Workflow That Works

Before starting anything else, kick off your kitchen remodel with a space plan. Picking out all the pretty things is the fun part, but function comes first, and that means deciding on a workflow and traffic plan that’ll work for your lifestyle.

Here’s a few tips offered by Houzz

First Determining Function
Deciding on the right layout for your kitchen is a personal decision — each individual or family uses the kitchen differently. Think about your workflow in terms of everyday function and social use.

Put together a wish list, then look it at against your space you have. Move onto to the locations of large appliances like the refrigerator, oven, and then the sink and dishwasher.

Now move onto the Counterspace
A few places to focus on is to have sufficient space on either side of the sink and stove. The other would be around the refrigerator, so there is room to set down items when either loading in groceries or taking out items. If you have an island in the kitchen that is can be a great counterspace bonus area.

Walk around space and flow

A good rule of thumb is making the walkway for a double-sided workspace a minimum of 4 feet wide — just avoid placing appliances directly across from each other. For a single-sided workspace, stick to 3 feet minimum.

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Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop

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Get the scoop on kitchen and bathroom cabinet materials and construction methods to understand your options.

With all the options available, choosing cabinets for your kitchen or bath can be an overwhelming experience. Aesthetics aside, there are lots of factors that might not be readily apparent that will impact the cabinet’s performance and price. Understanding those factors will give you an advantage in making your selection.

There are three basic structural components to a cabinet: the box, the shelves and the drawers. Each can be constructed in a number of ways. Cabinets generally come four ways: boxed and ready to install in standard dimensions, boxed and ready to assemble, semicustom and custom.

Cabinet prices are wide ranging and directly correlate to materials and construction methods.

 

Here’s the link to read more the full article…

 

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Dream Kitchen Must-Haves

Dream kitchens include having a place for everything and everything in its place (hiding clutter, from sponges to electric outlets), maximizing cabinet storage and including elements that make kitchen activities easier. Here are some ideas.

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1. Big deep Drawers:
Big drawers, especially those with dish racks and other inserts, maximize bottom cabinets’ storage potential.

 

2. Pot filler:
This handy faucet means no more having to schlep a heavy pasta pot full of water from the sink to the stovetop.

3. Walk-in pantry:
A good spot to store food, appliances, cookbooks, and seldom-used platters has always been handy to have.

4.Built-in dishtowel hamper:
There are options for having a place for the dirty towels like a pull-out hamper and under the cabinet pullout dishtowel bar for your clean towels. There are several options available if you are having new cabinets put in. We have several catalogs available.

Under Cabinet Pull-out Dishtowel Bar Pull-Out Hamper

 

5. Two sinks:
Having a second sink in the kitchen can be a lifesaver when you have multiple cooks in the kitchen.

6. Sink Tip-out:
This use of the often wasted space in front of the sink is a very clever to hide the sponge.

Sink Tip-out

8. Cabinet Pull-Outs:
These can be great place for appliances.

Kitchen Shelf Pull-outs

7. Hidden outlets:
There are options for hiding outlet strips under the upper cabinets, on the side of cabinet under the overhang of the countertop or pop-ups.

Here’s a link to some options…

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If you are not having new cabinets built you can add these to existing cabinets.I have provided some helpful links to Amazon for the items mentioned above.

Under Cabinet Pull-out Dishtowel Bar

Pull-out Dishtowel Bar

Pull-Out Hamper

Pull-out Hamper

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Cabinet Pull-Outs

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Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas


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As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. We have catalogs of many available options, just let us know what type of storage solutions you are interested in.

We have many catalogs available for our customers. Some of these options are available if you have existing cabinets, we have provided some helpful links to Amazon for the items mentioned below.

Pantry 9 1. Custom pantry:
Pantries house everything all in one place, you can see everything easily, so you don’t end up buying something you already have.
Knife Drawer insert 2. Utensil Drawer Inserts :
There is many options available for silverware and a neat tiered cutlery insert.
Cleaning Pull-Out 3. Under Sink Pull-Out :
In an area filled with plumbing this drawer gives you an option for storing cleaning supplies.

Sheet good storage above refreigerator 4. Sheetgoods Divider :
Many options available, pull-out drawers, inside a cabinet or in an upper cabinet.

Pull-out Trash Can 5. Pullout trash can:
This is probably one of the most asked for storage solutions. There are 1-4 bins available, recycling centers and garbage and storage compartment for trash bags. Lots to choose from in this area.
Spice Drawer 6. Spice Drawer :
In drawer units or pull-out drawer units are both popular, adaptable to each individual. There is also bamboo and wood inserts available.
Drawer Peg System 7. Dish Drawer:
We just recently put one in for a homeowner for her kitchen. She just loves it. It has pegs that keeps everything in there place.

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Here’s many more storage ideas…

More storage ideas…

I have provided some helpful links to Amazon for the items mentioned above. We find that a lot of these types of products are better priced than our distributors – and they deliver and if you have prime – for free.

Knife Drawer insert

Knife Drawer Insert

Cutlery Drawer Insert

Cutlery Drawer Insert

Tiered Cutlery Drawer

Tiered Cutlery Drawer

Cleaning Pull-Out

Cleaning Pull-Out

Sheetgood Divider

Sheetgood Divider

Maple Spice Drawer Insert

Maple Spice Drawer Insert

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