Essential Planning Information
Planning Your Space
The kitchen is the heart of every home, now used for so much more than just cooking. When you are ready to begin planning look carefully at the available space. What shape is the room and how can you get the most out of it, taking into account all the requirements of your busy lifestyle.
Consider how you use your kitchen and what you like about it.
Think about what you would change from increasing storage space to ensuring you have enough preparation area. Make a list of the things you’d like to keep and what you’d like to change. This will be useful when planning your space.
Most kitchens work best divided into work zones covering storage (fridge/freezer/larder), washing (sink/dishwasher) and cooking (oven/hob).
The relationship between these three zones are often referred to as ‘the working triangle’ and if positioned correctly will ensure a practical and efficient layout making the kitchen a joy to use.