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Add Work Zones to Kitchen Renovations to Maximize the Efficient Use of Space

Kitchens are perhaps the most active room in most homes, supporting cooking, cleaning, snacking and entertaining. The layout of your kitchen determines how easy the space is to use, how convenient the various features are to access, and how efficiently various kitchen tasks can be performed. The concept of work zones in kitchen renovations is revising some longstanding ideas about kitchen design and, at the same time, improving the efficiency and usefulness of kitchen areas.

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Consider How You Will Use Work Zones When Planning a Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen work zones are those areas where the major tasks of food preparation and cooking take place. Sinks, counters, cooktops, refrigerators, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers—all can be considered part of the rooms work zones. Traditional kitchen design has long called for placing the most important work zones in a triangle-shaped area no more than nine feet apart. Modern kitchen design, which often includes open floor plans or universal design concepts, make the placement of work zones more flexible. When planning your kitchen renovation, keep in mind the following options for installing the room’s work zones. (more…)

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