How to optimize top 3 zones of kitchen storage
If you’ve researched kitchen remodels before, you’ve probably come across the work triangle concept. The work triangle is a guide for creating a kitchen that lets you work efficiently. The three points of the triangle are the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator. The triangle concept distributes these areas so that you can move freely and get things done. But did you know this concept can extend to the storage spaces throughout your kitchen?
THE STOVE STORAGE ZONE
Now, there are many ways to design a kitchen layout. From galleys to U-shaped kitchens, there’s a lot of variety. But all designs are going to have the three main work zones in common. To start things off, let’s take a look at the stove storage zone.
Optimizing kitchen storage is all about efficiency. When you’re at the stove, what do you want the surrounding area to do? The stovetop is where the magic happens. It’s where you spend time preparing food and transferring it to the table. Ideally, you’d dedicate one cabinet next to the oven for stovetop pots and pans, and one cabinet for things you use in the oven. To save space, you can install a narrow kitchen cabinet to store baking sheets sideways.